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Silver Singles Watchung Reservation Hike
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The Joys of Birding
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Fossil Fuels and Their Impacts... And, What Else To Do
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The Dangers of the Pilgrim Pipleline

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Issue Fact Sheets - Available For Distribution

The following materials have been prepared to provide some facts on these important issues.

Fact Sheets for earthday, 2013

A Strategy For Opposing Fracking Damage

  • Oppose pipelines and pumping stations particularly through sensitive areas....
  • Take action to overturn the veto on the NJ Fracking Waste Ban and NJ Fracking Ban....
and much more ...............

Fracking Facts!

Fracking's technical term is hydraulic fracturing, which injects millions of gallons of water mixed with toxic chemicals, into the ground horizontally breaking up the bed rock to obtain natural gas. Risks. There are many risks associated with fracking particularly dealing with water contamination of wells in surrounding areas of where drilling is being done..................

Opposition to A2586 Exempting Private Universities and Private Colleges from Land use Law

Under the guise of creating "parity" between public and private universities in oversight of their development and expansion projects, this bill instead gives private universities and colleges a free pass to develop what and where they want, without regulation or review by the local community in which they are situated......................

Other resources for those going before municipal boards when requesting resolutions:
Jeff Tittel Opinion piece "Bill Exempting Private Colleges from Local Zoning Would Pave Over NJ" in The Princeton Patch on Oct 15, 2012.
Oct 17, 2012 Chapter Press Release "NJ Sierra Club Opposes Exempting Private Colleges from Land Use Laws."

Choose to Reuse

Incinerators and landfills were found to be the top polluters in New Jersey.

Since 1990 recycling has dropped dramatically in New Jersey then we recycled over 50% of municipal and household waste and now we are only recycling 37.1%.

Legislation like the Smart Container Act would alleviate the amount of plastic that enters our landfill by placing a small fee on the bottles encouraging individuals to recycle by getting money back for the bottle. 2/3 of plastic and glass as well as 50% of aluminum go to landfills and incinerators. Michigan gets a 97% recycling rate and less litter because of their deposits on beverage containers..............................

Clean & Green Energy

New Jersey is currently second in the nation in solar installations with over 26,000 clean energy jobs. These great accomplishments could be in danger because of Governor Christie's new Energy Master Plan. .................

Know Your H20

Did you know that MOST of New Jersey's water bodies are TOO POLLUTED for people or aquatic life

Turns out that 77% of New Jersey's waterways do not meet all uses - drinking, swimming, and fishing - under the Clean Water Act!....................

Stop the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP)!

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) will result in the destruction of environmentally-sensitive lands, including water supply watersheds, wetlands, and even the Monksville reservoir. Several public lands across the Highlands region will be impacted as well: Long Pond Ironworks State Park, the Monksville Reservoir, Ringwood State Park and the Ramapo River Reservation...............

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