Saturday, May 4, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Learn who founded Earth Day and why we celebrate it April 22.
Monday marks the 44th annual Earth Day, a celebration that began in 1970 as a protest movement against pollution. Here are five facts about why we go "green" every April 22. 1. We have late U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) to thank for the official Earth Day celebration. But many credit John McConnell, an activist who proposed the day at a National UNESCO Conference in 1969, with founding Earth Day. While McConnell’s earlier Earth Day Proclamation received support from top United Nations officials, Nelson's work to have national teach-ins on April 22, 1970, spurred the national movement that became known as Earth Day. Both men are commonly referred to as Earth Day’s founders. 2. Nelson’s push for Earth Day stemmed from years of frustration …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Bill Nye, a.k.a. "The Science Guy," explains the effect and impact it could have on Earth.
On Friday, Feb. 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass within 17,200 miles — or 15 minutes — of Earth, according to scientist Bill Nye. While the asteroid, which Nye said is comparable in size to the one responsible for the 1908 Tunguska event, is expected to pass harmlessly by, Nye said it is a very close shave relatively speaking. "This one will miss us by about 15 minutes," Nye explained. "Fifteen minutes difference and that's it." If it were not for those 15 minutes, life for millions of people could end. "If such a meteor were to hit Atlanta or New York City or Boston, that would be it for those municipalities," Nye said. As much as 1,200 square miles would be destroyed, Nye added. According to Nye, there are approximately 100,000 "Earth-…
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Tips to a safer yard for you, your neighbors and the earth!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
This Earth Week a great way to honor the earth is to take pause and reflect on the earth that is closest to us; our own back (and front) yards. This is where our children and pets get their first and most frequent exposure to what mother nature has to offer. But sadly, as a culture we don't always treat our yards in a way that reflects our respect for the earth. It seems that cumulatively in New Jersey we use about 4 million pounds of toxic synthetic pesticides, half on residential properties, in search of the "perfect lawn". And we use even more chemical fertilizers. But where do all these toxins end up? In our homes? In our drinking water? In the air? What impact is this behavior having on the earth and its inhabitants? Local group Safe…
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Four locations just a few miles from Montclair
While Earth Day will be commemorated on Sunday, Staples and Hewlett-Packard will help consumers go green every day with free electronic recycling. Regardless of where the items were purchased, the Staples technology program, powered by HP, will accept discarded electronics for free in the following categories: Staples Vice President of Environmental Affairs Mark Buckley said the corporation began the program to help increase the number of electronic products that are safely recycled. "Staples is making it easy for consumers to responsibly recycle electronics for free every day at our stores. We are excited to work with HP on this initiative as part of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability," Buckley added. As for HP, Gabi …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Earth Day celebrations and so much more this weekend!
Here are just a few of the events happening in the area this weekend. Click on “EVENTS” on the Home Page to see all the possibilities. WHAT: Beefsteak Dinner with Montclair Celebrates WHERE: Commonwealth Club, 26 Northview Ave., Montclair WHEN: Friday, 5:30 p.m. takeout; Dinner starts at 6 p.m. WHY GO: Great night of food, fun and friends. Catering by the Brownstone and includes: cold antiapasto, pasta, beffsteak, french fries, desseert, beer, wine & soda. Gift baskets and Raffles too! COST: $60 WHAT: Verona LIVE: Card and Games Club WHERE: Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona WHEN: Friday, 1 p.m. WHY GO: Drop in on FRIDAYS from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration …