New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today urged farmers and other pesticide applicators to participate in the 2016 plastic pesticide container recycling program. There are five sites around the state that accept the triple-washed containers from now through November. There is no cost for the program.
New Jersey has had a plastic pesticide container recycling program for the last 20 years, with the Department of Agriculture leading the initiative since 2002. The program is open to all New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection-(DEP)-licensed pesticide applicators. The DEP issues participants one-core credit toward their NJDEP pesticide license. Continue reading CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES 2016 AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS RECYCLING PROGRAM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-24, 2016. Continue reading President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey
Uber New Jersey announced a new partnership with the New Jersey NAACP to recruit 3,000 new drivers from low income communities throughout New Jersey by the end of June 2016. Working with local government officials and community organizations, Uber will host a series of driver education events to inform residents about partnering with Uber and connecting with flexible economic opportunities.
“Creating jobs in low income communities through shared economic platforms and strong partnerships like this is critical to providing support to New Jersey families who need it most while strengthening our region’s economy,” said Senator Cory Booker. “Fostering the creation of new wage-earning opportunities in some of New Jersey’s most underserved communities opens doors that will help preserve the corps of our neighborhoods and build an economy that works for everyone.”
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Football teams across South New Jersey are going to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® for their Thanksgiving Football games. Funds raised by these teams will help support Go4theGoal’s programs that benefit local children and families battling pediatric cancers.
“Thanksgiving is the perfect time for us to give thanks for all the healthy children in our lives and to keep in our thoughts all those who are battling cancer and other illnesses,” states Beth Stefanacci, Founding Director of Go4theGoal. “We started the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® campaign because of the outcry from athletes that wanted a way to kids in their communities with cancer. We are grateful to have such a strong show of support from local coaches and players at this time of year.” Continue reading This Thanksgiving, Athletes Across South New Jersey are Giving Back to Help Local Kids That are Battling Cancer