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 Warren, check out our jobs page. 2. …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Play a game that also teaches about our natural environment — our backyard swamp!
Sometimes there's just not enough days to go around, but each week we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself. On April 28, you can celebrate Earth Day and also go on an exciting scavenger hunt when Somerset County's Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge presents the 5th annual Project E.A.R.T.H. (Environment.Awareness .Responsibility.Teaching.Hope) celebration. Project E.A.R.T.H — Swamp Search! will provide adventure, exercise and even cool prizes after a hunt along the EEC's trails that will also educate participants about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource. The event is scheduled for 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Events and educational programs coming up this week to take advantage of spring's arrival.
Somerset County 's Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge has scheduled naturalist-led programs this week to encourage both children and adults enjoy the wonder and the beauty of nature with spring in the air in Somerset County. "Spring Sensations," a new program, is scheduled for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (weather permitting). Children age infant to 5 with a parent can enjoy naturalist-led walk to experience spring using all five senses. The fee is $10 per pair and $5 per additional child. Participants can register online on the Somerset County Parks Commission website, or call 908-766-2489. Advance payment is required. "Wake Up Already," is scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Children ages 4 to 6 can hike with a naturalist …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Here's how to celebrate the upcoming holidays with an eye towards conserving resources.
- GOING GREEN
Friday, March 15
Submitted by Iris Houlihan Easter and Passover are fast approaching and that often means entertaining family and friends. Make the holidays, or any gathering, an occasion to remember with unique table décor and of course your favorite recipes. Fortunately you can still prepare meals on a large scale and create a festive setting while going green. Try incorporating a few of these ideas for a stunning, eco-friendly affair: Iris Houlihan is a Hillsborough-based interior designer. Her work was named "Best Of Houzz" for 2012 in the social media website's annual survey of readers.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Maintain a healthy garden and relax at a workshop on how to prune your own environment.
Sometimes there's just not enough days to go around, but each week we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself. Even if spring isn't quite here yet, you can put yourself in the frame of mind for some relaxing and healthful gardening at an upcoming workshop that will show you how to prune your own private greenery to make it healthy and beautiful. The staff at Somerset County's Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills will herald spring with “Pruning Fundamentals,” a workshop that will help the homeowner improve landscaping techniques. The workshop is scheduled to be presented the county's rock and foliage garden at 11 Layton Road in Far Hills from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The effort is to save energy and reduce the carbon footprint.
The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center is organizing its fifth annual Eco-Rally to continue efforts to save energy and reduce the carbon footprint. According to a release from the commission, between April 1 and April 15, those participating in the rally will begin keeping a daily log of everyday tasks they do that reduce energy and promote greener lifestyles. Such actions, the release said, could include turning off lights when leaving a room, walking instead of driving, using reusable bags when shopping, planting a native tree or carrying lunch in a reusable container. Those participating in the rally, the release said, are also being asked to create a display of images that represent their contributions to …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Sealing windows and adding insulation to your home can take as much as 30 percent off your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Time is money, the old adage goes, but so is a well-winterized house. Stopping air leakages can take as much as 30 percent off your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Check out these three tips for closing up air leaks around your home: Here is a list of local places and resources where you can find supplies and advice for insulating your home: