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Green Grant for Rutherford High School

July 21st, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Weiss in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Green Grant for Rutherford High School)

Sustainable Jersey for Schools awarded our own Rutherford High School a $2,000 PSEG Small Grant. The funds will go toward restoring the school’s central courtyard and turning it into a Learning Center and Sustainable Garden. “We are thrilled to receive this Sustainable Jersey grant,” said Frank Morano, Principal of Rutherford High School. “The grant will allow …
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Dining Under the Stars and More June 25

June 17th, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Weiss in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Dining Under the Stars and More June 25)

Get ready to kick off summer! The Borough of Rutherford and the Rutherford Downtown Partnership will present Cruisin’ on the Avenue, Thursday, June 25 from 5 to 9 PM, an evening of outdoor dining and fun activities, including: Dining under the stars Music performances Classic car show, with proceeds benefitting the Rutherford Ambulance Corps The …
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Family Bike Ride with the Mayor on Monday

June 12th, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Weiss in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Family Bike Ride with the Mayor on Monday)

Please join Mayor Joe De Salvo, members of the Borough Council and the Green Team for a Family Bike Ride through Rutherford Monday, June 15. 6:30 PM: Bicycle registration with the Recreation Department 7:00 PM: Bike ride takes off from Borough Hall parking lot The ride route–Borough Hall to Highland Cross to Orient Way–is suitable …
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Get Ready to WALK Rutherford

May 27th, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Weiss in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Get Ready to WALK Rutherford)

The Green Team is thrilled to announce the creation of a walking trail through the Borough of Rutherford to be launched tomorrow, May 28. Created by high school sophomore Jessica Clancy, originally as a community service project for a Girl Scout Gold Award, WALK Rutherford is now an initiative of Mayor DeSalvo and the Borough Council designed to …
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Arbor Day Activities

April 24th, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Weiss in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Arbor Day Activities)

In honor of Arbor Day, the Shade Tree Committee is hosting the following activities tomorrow, Saturday, April 25: Tree planting 9am at Lincoln Park Tree seedling distribution from 9am to 1pm at the Community Garden on Erie Ave Town Clean Up Day–meet 9am at Borough Hall      

Trees for Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Weiss in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Trees for Earth Day!)

Join us Friday evening (April 24) at 5:15 at the Rutherford Community Garden for a tree planting in honor of Earth Day. Volunteers from Rutherford-based biotech firm Cancer Genetics, Inc. will be there as part of their Lab and Professional Week. And, of course, the Rutherford Shade Tree Committee will also be there.      

Please Come to the Community Garden This Saturday, April 11 at 9 am. The Rutherford Green Team needs volunteers to join us at the Community Garden on Saturday to help with tree planting, garden clean up, fixing up the shed and building a compost area. We have 50 new trees to plant in the shade …
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John Hughes: April 2015 Sustainability Hero

April 7th, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Weiss in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on John Hughes: April 2015 Sustainability Hero)

The Green Team is proud of our founder John Hughes, who was just named the Sustainability Hero for April 2015 by Sustainable Jersey. John was selected for the monthly recognition program, which captures the inspiring stories of  local leaders, on the heels of Rutherford winning a $20,000 Sustainable Jersey grant funded by PSE&G for the …
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Get Composting!

April 6th, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Weiss in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Get Composting!)

Now that Spring really seems to be here, it’s time to start backyard composting. And, the Rutherford DPW has composters available to residents for only $40. According to the EPA, there are several benefits to composting, such as: Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests. Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. …
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Let’s Go Ride a Bike

April 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Rebecca Weiss in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Let’s Go Ride a Bike)

What does the new $20,000 Sustainable Jersey grant mean for Rutherford? Bike racks, safety signs, way-finding signs and the beginning of a bike safety and skills course for our third graders. This detailed article from the South Berganite offers more information: http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/bike-path-gets-20k-boost-with-grant-1.1300990 Want to get involved? Come to the Community Garden on Saturday morning, or join the Green …
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