Thursday, May 9, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
- GOING GREEN
Thursday, May 9
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in Chatham, check out our jobs page. 2. …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Both Chatham Borough and Chatham Township scheduled town clean-up days in April.
As temperatures rise—albeit marginally—and spring nears, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township have scheduled their spring Clean-Up Days to help beautify their open spaces. The Chatham Borough Environmental Commission (CBEC) have a particular mission this spring: to clean up the new trails system of walking paths, unveiled in 2012 as the "Explore Chatham" program. From Woodland Park to Wuahla Woods to Shepard Kollock, the forests, field and river paths in the borough need some attention this spring. The CBEC means to turn their attention this town clean-up day into trail cleaning and creation as well as field maintenance. "Hurricane Sandy put a fair amount of debris on the existing hiking path at Shepard Kollock park, so we are looking for …
Here is a list of ways to live a greener lifestyle, plus some resources to help you go green right here in the Chathams.
When it comes to going green, some Chatham residents and businesses have led the way. But if you aren’t ready to throw some solar panels on the roof like Liberty Drug & Surgical and ditch your power company, we have 20 tips to help you start living a greener life—and save you money—by making a few small changes to your routine. Around the house: 1. Buy food, including spices and flour, in bulk. You’ll save money and reduce the amount of packaging that goes in the trash. Costco in East Hanover offers bulk food options. 2. Make sure your thermostat is set properly. Lowering the default settings during at night, when the house is empty and over the summer could save you almost $200 a year, according to Energy Star. More tips at energystar.gov…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
County authorities will collect recycling on Monday, April 1 instead of Friday, March 29.
Township residents will have to adjust their routine for the Easter holiday. The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) announced they will not collect recycling in Chatham Township on Friday, March 29 in observance of Good Friday. Instead, recycling will be collected on Monday, April 1, which is a teacher inservice day with a delayed opening for students in the School District of the Chathams. Township residents can place their recycling out for collection by 6:30 a.m. on April 1. The MUA collects single stream recycling in the township, which means residents can comingle their recyclables. According to the MUA, eligible recyclables in the township include: Also, newspapers and cardboard boxes should not be tied.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Chatham Borough church and school recently chose Viridian's 100% pure green energy plan.
St. Patrick Church just got a little bit greener. By selecting Viridian Energy's Pure Green plan and making other environmentally-conscious choices for the renovation of the Parish Center, St. Patrick's church and school have been working hard to “go green." The Pure Green rate plan, according to Viridian’s website, is a Green-e certified 100 percent renewable energy option, sourced from locally produced, high-quality wind power. Pure Green, which meets the industry's highest standards for renewable products, enables energy consumers to reduce negative environmental impacts from electricity use and promote sustainable energy solutions through the internationally recognized Green-e platform. Janice Coviello, a longtime member of the Sierra …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Since installing solar panels on their roof, the Krinceks of Weston Avenue have seen their electric bills drastically reduced.
When Ron Krincek made a routine trip to the Home Depot, he came away with a lot more than just the items he'd set out to buy. Always curious about how solar energy worked, it wasn't until Krincek heard an announcement at the Vauxhall store, which is the largest Home Depot in the U.S., that he decided it was time to learn more. "I was doing some research at home, reading articles and just trying to understand how it worked and how you can get the return on your investment really quick," he said. "It was interesting and I thought I really need to reach out to somebody. "I was in Home Depot and I heard an announcement that said Home Depot is proud to partner with PSE&G in a solar program and come talk to us to see if you're a candidate for …