Tuesday, May 7, 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.
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Tuesday, May 7
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? 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 Livingston, check out our jobs page. 2. Energy auditor: When a building…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The historic estate garden in Short Hills, Greenwood Gardens, opened this past Sunday to the pubic.
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Tuesday, April 30
Opening day in Greenwood Gardens this past Sunday featured a self-guided tour, a scavenger hunt for visitors of all ages, and a 2 p.m. performance by the Princeton Katzenjammers, the nation’s oldest co-ed collegiate a cappella group.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
April means spring cleaning and bargains
Skis in April? Why not, if the price is right and you'll need them next year. April is sale season, when sharp-eyed bargain hunters can score. The sale pictured here, hosted by Kristen Tyler of South Orange, is at 18 Plymouth in Maplewood. "Warning," says Tyler with a grin. "Prices are falling fast. Watch out!"
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life here in Livingston.
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Wednesday, March 20
We're looking for all the great ways Livingston natives are working to preserve and protect the Earth. From composting to creative recycling, we want to hear what you do to minimize your carbon footprint, reduce waste, and just live a greener lifestyle. Please tell us in the comments below or upload a picture!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here is a list of ways to live a greener lifestyle, plus some resources to help you go green right here in Livingston.
If you aren’t ready to throw some solar panels on the roof and ditch your power company, but would like to save some money by living a greener life, here are 20 tips to help you get started. 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. ShopRite offer bulk food options. 2. Make sure your thermostat is set properly. Lowering the default settings during the summer and at night could save you almost $200 a year, according to Energy Star. More tips at energystar.gov. 3. Insulate your hot water heater. To see if you need to insulate, touch your heater. If it is warm to the touch, it needs additional insulation. You will lower your water heating …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The New Year of the Trees was a learning time at Temple B’nai Abraham
Second grader Ben Epstein has a worm at home. The students in Temple B’nai Abraham’s Jewish Education Program, including Ben, embraced different activities in a Learning Celebration for Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees. In one of the environmental activities the students explored facts about earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris), compost heaps and Jewish instructions for guarding the earth. They created a mini-compost heap for their adopted worm, which made its way into many local homes. The kids were taught how to care for their worms in order to to watch the little earthworm interact in its environment. Pictured here, Ben is showing off his worm and its special home.