Monday, May 6, 2013
New Jersey is ranked as the seventh friendliest state for bicyclists, according to the League of American Bicyclists
(Editor's Note: The map above was created by the League of American Bicyclists) For the second straight year, The League of American Bicyclists has named New Jersey one of the 10 friendliest states for cyclists. The League, a national bicycling advocacy group, ranks all 50 states for bicycle friendliness based on a variety of characteristics including legislation and enforcement, programs and policies, infrastructure, education and encouragement, and evaluation and planning. New Jersey, which ranked third on the East Coast behind Delaware and Massachusetts, scored highest in "policies and programs" and "education and enforcement," but trailed behind other states in "infrastruture and funding." Along with conducting its annual ranking, the …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Here are some easy ways for your family to save money and celebrate Earth Day by going green.
Monday marks the celebration of Earth Day, which was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson. Nelson was inspired in part by the anti-Vietnam war protests and wanted to inspire a similar level of activism against environmental destruction. Since then, Earth Day has become a global event that has raised awareness of many environmental issues including deforestation and global warming. Much has changed for good in the many years since Earth Day was born. When I was a nature-loving child, my tree-hugging family did not recycle. Everything went in the trash. Although we had a substantial garden and grew much of our own food, my parents did not compost. My environmentally conscious father made me a great swing out of a recycled tire, …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Sealing windows and adding insulation to your home can take as much as 30 percent off your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
- GOING GREEN
Wednesday, March 27
Time is money, the old adage goes, but so is a well-winterized house. And in Parsippany, where many different types of homes can be found, from bungalows to historic Victorians to McMansions, there are more than a few that are old and drafty—which boosts energy bills and isn't good for for the planet. Stopping air leakages is good for conservation—and it can take as much as 30 percent off your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Check out these three tips for closing up air leaks around your home: Here is a list of local businesses where you can find supplies, environmentally updated heating and cooling appliances and services for insulating your home and making it eco-friendly: Ricciardi Brothers 160 Route 46 973-276…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
How to go green to save green.
There’s a growing movement toward green living these days and there are a lot of great reasons to jump into this movement. Some worry that being green will be more costly, but in reality, going green can save you some green! We’ve discussed green living here before and below you will find some reasonably inexpensive and easy ways to transfer your home into a sustainable living mecca that will lower your bills. Going green is easy, can be fun and some of these quick changes can raise the value of your home. Better than just helping yourself, you’re helping out Mother Nature too!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sustainable living tips from Parsippany's top recycler
As we inch toward spring, many thoughts flow toward the notion that the green season is coming. This is the perfect time for residents to start thinking about preparing our homes for warm weather and living our lives in a more environmentally responsible way to boot. If one cares for Mother Earth, being an ecologically responsible citizen of the world is something one can practice each and every day. With that in mind, this is the perfect time to share ideas for ways people can take steps in the direction of making Parsippany and the planet cleaner and greener. Patch decided to enlist Parsippany's recycling guru, Public Works Director Greg Schneider, to share his "very good ideas" for going green.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wind Explorer, which uses turbine-generated electricity for power, could have applications for everyday vehicles, company officials say.
Can you imagine traveling in a vehicle 3,000 miles—roughly the distance between New York and Los Angeles—for a mere $15? Evonik Corporation, an international firm whose administrative center is at 299 Jefferson Road, says it's not only possible—the feat has been achieved. The vehicle capable of such economical and environmentally friendly travel is called the Wind Explorer. On Wednesday, the wonder car was on view at Evonik's Parsippany site just before setting off on a tour in which it will be displayed in different spots across the country. The tiny, lightweight, electric car indeed crossed more than 3,000 miles of Australia using less than $15 of electricity, according to Evonik President Tom Bates. The vehicle was piloted by German …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Planned Companies holds ribbon-cutting for new state-of-the-art real estate educational facility.
Mayor James Barberio helped cut the ribbon for a new state-of-the-art real estate training facility created with environmental sustainability in mind. The grand opening festivities for ORACLE was held Thursday morning at Planned Companies' building on Smith Road. Planned Companies and its parent firm, the Wentworth Group, are behind the new real estate service and professional development center. The environmentally conscious ORACLE facility features 16 workstations, offering hands-on education in a variety of areas important to those working in real estate or property management, such as green cleaning and maintenance, energy conservation and security. Also included in the center is the Online Learning Management System, a resource …