Pinelands Preservation Alliance Releases Annual State of the Pinelands Report

Pinelands Preservation Alliance Releases Annual State of the Pinelands Report

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) has released its 2014 State of the Pinelands Report.  This past year has shown just how crucially the Pinelands depends on the support and will of two key players: the state Pinelands Commission and the governor … Continue reading

Posted on December 16, 2014

Humpback Whales Increasing in Waters Near NYC and NJ

Humpback Whales Increasing in Waters Near NYC and NJ

Photo: Humpback whale feeding off New York City’s Rockaway Peninsula. Photo Credit: BBC News Humpback whales were spotted 87 times from whale-watching boats near New York City this year, and by cataloging the whales’ markings, at least 19 different humpbacks have … Continue reading

Posted on December 16, 2014

Join EarthShare New Jersey’s “20 for 20 Campaign” for a Cleaner and Greener NJ! Donate Today & Pick Your Project

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Join our 20 for 20 campaign for a cleaner and greener NJ and help meet our goal of raising at least $20,000 for NJ’s environment by the end of 2014! You’re invited to donate $20 or more throughout 2014 to support an environmental project you’re passionate about! We hope to fund several ESNJ member projects thanks to generous 20 for 20 donors. When making your donation, please specify the type of project(s) where you would like to allocate your funds. (funds will be allocated in accordance to donor preferences) Continue reading

Posted on November 26, 2014

Information on Wildlife Trapping from Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Rescue


When wildlife/human interactions occur, people generally resort to trapping and relocating to “fix” the issue.  Trapping should be considered a last resort, as it is generally not beneficial to the public or the animals.  Trapping does not discriminate and non-target … Continue reading

Posted on October 10, 2014

New Turtle-Safe Lighting Installed at the Wetlands Institute

Turtle at the Wetlands Institute

As part of continuing efforts to build a center of excellence in research, education, and conservation, the Wetlands Institute has implemented new energy efficiency practices that include lighting technology specifically designed to be environmentally compatible with turtles and other sensitive … Continue reading

Posted on October 3, 2014

Clean Water Fund’s Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment

What better way to celebrate the bounty of fall than golden autumn colors, crisp weather, yummy harvest fare and time spent with family and friends at Clean Water Fund’s 5th Annual Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment wine and chocolate … Continue reading

Posted on September 30, 2014

Environmentally Friendly Events Across New Jersey This Fall

Summer is coming to an end and fall is approaching. To welcome this new season, EarthShare New Jersey’s member groups have many fun fall activities and events planned. Flat Rock Brook Nature Center Englewood, NJ Great Fall Festival Friday, October … Continue reading

Posted on September 9, 2014

Flat Rock Brook Prepares for Cold Weather with Essential Oils


Lavender, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree…the list goes on. These essential oils can heal an ailment, make the air in a room more pleasant, or spruce up a homemade lotion. You’ve heard of them, and maybe have even used them, but … Continue reading

Posted on August 29, 2014

ANJEC Helps Make The Most of NJ’s Open Space

Photo: Roxbury Township Environmental Commission volunteers tending the apiary they installed nest to the town’s community garden as a demonstration project. The 7,000 resident bees pollinate the garden plants. This was one of ANJEC’s 2013 Open Space Stewardship grant projects. Local … Continue reading

Posted on August 21, 2014

Rain Barrel Art Auction Supports a Cleaner & Greener NJ

The EarthShare New Jersey original Rain Barrel Art Auction continues with upcoming barrels from NY/NJ Trail Conference, the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, and Flat Rock Brook Nature Center being launched on eBay in the coming weeks.  To date, rain barrels for EarthShare … Continue reading

Posted on August 7, 2014

EarthShare NJ Members Establish Community Gardens

Community gardens are a way to grow your own fresh produce. Some community garden programs also offer workshops on how to plant your own crops, composting, and nutrition. Community gardens are also a good way to get children involved in … Continue reading

Posted on August 5, 2014

A Guide to Exploring Flat Rock Brook’s Trails

Nestled in New Jersey’s most populous county is a beautiful sanctuary in an otherwise urban setting just two miles from New York City.  Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, and its 150 acres located in Englewood in Bergen County is recognized … Continue reading

Posted on July 21, 2014

The Fund for NJ: Where Leadership Inspires Action

This year, on May 30, EarthShare New Jersey honored Edward Lloyd with the ESNJ Environmental Stewardship award at the annual EarthShare Celebrates event. At last year’s event, the award went to Candace Ashmun. The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes individuals who have … Continue reading

Posted on July 3, 2014

Clean Ocean Action Rain Barrel Auction

On May 30, 2014 EarthShare New Jersey launched the Rain Barrel Auctions which will run from now until the end of 2014.  Thanks to a donation of barrels from Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. in Bordentown, N.J., each of the 24 members … Continue reading

Posted on June 13, 2014

Enter the “NJ Best & Beautiful Outdoors” Photo Contest

Enter the “NJ Best & Beautiful Outdoors” Facebook Photo Contest and you can win two tickets to the EarthShare New Jersey Celebrates 20 Years Reception! Like our Facebook page, click on our contest app, then upload a photo of your … Continue reading

Posted on May 14, 2014

PVH Corp: EarthShare NJ Partner Spotlight

How do you take a large company from having no formal environmental policy or strategies to one of the leaders in their industry on a global level in just 5 years? For PVH, the answer is through the grassroots efforts … Continue reading

Posted on May 8, 2014

Rain Barrels Raise Awareness and Funds for NJ’s Environment

EarthShare New Jersey will introduce the original Rain Barrel Art Auction during our 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at Grounds for Sculpture at 18 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton, N.J. The auction will continue on our website through December 31, 2014. Purchase tickets to attend … Continue reading

Posted on May 2, 2014

Arbor Day Facts and Friends from EarthShare New Jersey

Happy Arbor Day! Today we are thankful for the trees. Not only are they habitat for many birds and other creatures, they also produce clean air to breath, provide us shade from the sun, and create a cozy spot to … Continue reading

Posted on April 25, 2014

Celebrating Earth Day: Events Around New Jersey

The very first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin wanted to make environmental issues politically important and organized the first Earth Day celebrations. It was a day of action and education that brought different environmental … Continue reading

Posted on April 19, 2014

EarthShare New Jersey Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary at Awards Ceremony and Reception Showcasing the Beauty and Bounty of NJ

  On Friday, May 30, 2014 from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m., EarthShare New Jersey will celebrate its 20th Anniversary at Grounds for Sculpture at 18 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton, N.J. The 42-acre sculpture park and museum, located on the former site … Continue reading

Posted on April 17, 2014

EarthFest Overpeck: An Earth Day Celebration by the Hackensack Riverkeeper

Contributed by Amy Jolin, Development Director, Hackensack Riverkeeper The mission of Hackensack Riverkeeper is to represent the natural living resources of the Hackensack River. The organization works to protect, preserve and restore the river and its watershed; and defend the … Continue reading

Posted on April 11, 2014

New Jersey Natural Gas: EarthShare NJ Partner Spotlight

Charitable organizations across the United States count on the generosity of unrestricted donations to assist with their operating expenses. At EarthShare New Jersey, we have been privileged to partner with companies, large and small, to continue our mission for the past … Continue reading

Posted on April 3, 2014

CATA – The Farmworker Support Committee: EarthShare NJ Member Spotlight

CATA – the Farmworker Support Committee is a migrant farmworker organization governed by and comprised of migrant and immigrant workers who are actively engaged in the struggle for better working and living conditions. CATA’s mission is to empower and educate … Continue reading

Posted on March 29, 2014

Spring Has Arrived for Birders Across New Jersey

Usually you only hear someone saying I love the seasons of New Jersey in the Fall.  Because who doesn’t like the brilliant burnt orange leaves and red caked fall foliage?  Well we Ansel Adams types love all seasons equally; winter, … Continue reading

Posted on March 20, 2014

The Wetlands Institute: EarthShare NJ Member Spotlight

EarthShare New Jersey is dedicated to supporting the missions of our 20+ member organizations.  It’s an honor to raise workplace giving funds and rally company employees behind our members’ valuable volunteer projects from beach and park cleanups to osprey banding … Continue reading

Posted on February 23, 2014