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John Hughes: April 2015 Sustainability Hero

April 7th, 2015 | Posted by Rutherford Green Team 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 Rutherford Green Team 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 Rutherford Green Team 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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Big News!

March 26th, 2015 | Posted by Rutherford Green Team in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Big News!)

The Rutherford Green Team is  proud to announce that we have been awarded a $20,000 grant through Sustainable Jersey and PSE&G to go toward completing phase one of the Rutherford/Meadowlands Bike and Pedestrian Ring. Members of the Green Team as well as Borough leaders, including Mayor DeSalvo, were on hand for the announcement at the …
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Time to Reserve Your Gardening Bed

March 24th, 2015 | Posted by Rutherford Green Team in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Time to Reserve Your Gardening Bed)

Are you interested in having your own plot at the Rutherford Community Garden? There are currently more than 15 beds available at the Garden–located at 280 Erie Ave. Each has rich soil and comes with drip irrigation watering. The price is $50 for the season, which runs from Memorial Day through November 30. In order …
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You Are Invited

March 10th, 2015 | Posted by Rutherford Green Team in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on You Are Invited)

Please join the Rutherford Green Team on Monday, March 16 for a presentation on Healthy Gardening Tips and Sustainability, as part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, and in partnership with the Rutherford Garden Club. 7 p.m. at Tamblyn Field Civic Center, on Woodland Avenue. More Wellness Campaign events can be found after the jump.

Saving the Planet While Having Fun

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Rutherford Green Team in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Saving the Planet While Having Fun)

  Spring is around the corner and so is Earth Day. If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate the 45th annual day of environmental events, check out the New York Green Festival. Attendees can learn how to make a home or apartment greener, how to live a healthier lifestyle, and can check out tons …
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Year in Review 2014 Edition

December 29th, 2014 | Posted by Rutherford Green Team in GreenNews - (Comments Off on Year in Review 2014 Edition)

The year 2014 contained its share of milestones for the Rutherford Green Team. This volunteer group whose mission statement is to advise our residents and governing body on sustainable growth and environmental concerns while spearheading exciting new projects and initiatives for Rutherford had several successes while moving forward on many exciting projects.  Working together with …
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Sustained Applause!

December 28th, 2014 | Posted by Rutherford Green Team in GreenNews - (Comments Off on Sustained Applause!)

Did you know that the Borough of Rutherford is one of only 171 New Jersey towns that are Sustainable Jersey certified?  Rutherford achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the Bronze level for the second time in program year 2014.   Across New Jersey, hundreds of towns are now working on sustainability programs to help the environment …
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Time to inflate the tires!

June 12th, 2014 | Posted by Rutherford Green Team in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Time to inflate the tires!)

If you’re ready to pick up the charge of the Rutherford Complete Streets program we’re going to meet Wednesday June 18th at 7pm at the Community Garden on Erie Ave.  Please come join us. If you want to know why now?  Just look at what’s going on around us!  To the east, Rebuild by Design…  …
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