Mark your calendars and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day at Merchantville’s Earth Fair on Saturday, May 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This FREE event is sponsored by The Borough of Merchantville and The
Crayola ColorCycle was launched to help kids in schools across the USA to understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools can collect and repurpose used Crayola markers. ColorCycle is also a great opportunity for teachers and their students to explore eco-friendly practices. Specially developed standards-based lesson plans are available to enrich instruction and promote lively class discussions. FedEx Ground will pick up the markers — Crayola pays all shipping charges!
Whether you live in a city, suburb, or on land in the country, this essential guide for the backyard homesteader by Kris Bordessa will help you achieve a homespun life–from starting your own garden and pickling the food you grow to pressing wildflowers, baking sourdough loaves, quilting, raising chickens, and creating your own natural cleaning supplies. In National Geographic's Attainable Sustainable's beautifully illustrated pages, makers will find an indispensable home reference for sustainability in the 21st century. This book will teach you how to nurture a healthy relationship with the natural world from growing some of your own food—even if you live in an apartment to embracing home food preservation, from canning to fermenting and pickling.
Whether your environment is home, school or the workplace Green New Jersey Magazine has stories of sustainability, the people who make it happen and the products that are changing our landscape for the better. The magazine was created by Lara Webb-Lipski, former founding Editor-in-Chief of South Jersey Magazine, and founding Editor of SJ Magazine. A graduate of Rutgers University-Camden, she has been the Chairperson for Sustainable Haddonfield for several years. The magazine ended 2019 by starting a podcast devoted to the people who make sustainable come true in the Garden State and recently interviewed "Hen Mama" Gwenne Baile.
For several years, the county has found a 21st-century way of getting around the seasonal barrier. It prepares and provides various plants and vegetables to nonprofits and county groups through the use of a hydroponics greenhouse that needs no soil, as well as a traditional greenhouse at its Lakeland Campus - allowing for heads of lettuce to be grown in as little as one month from plant to harvest, with the fastest batch growing in just 12 days. Through the Office of Sustainability, master gardeners and staff use advanced growing techniques to provide nonprofits and other organizations such as The Cathedral Kitchen and The Philadelphia Zoo lettuce, cherry tomatoes, herbs and more items throughout the year.