energy

Can Montclair get cleaner energy at less cost?

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news What’s a government energy aggregation and why is Montclair looking into joining one? Energy aggregation is when a town or a group of towns go out to bid for its residents as...
straws

Saying no thank you to straws in Montclair is spreading

By Tara Kolton for Montclair Local Word is continuing to spread around Montclair that straws truly suck for the environment. A program to reduce the use of non-reusable plastics throughout the community is gaining momentum. A group...

Bonsal tree clearing, Clifton sewer relocation begins

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news The town of Clifton has begun felling trees on the northern edge of Alonzo F. Bonsal Preserve, beginning a year-long project to replace and relocate a sewer line in the Passaic...
recycling

MKA celebrates Earth Day with recycling, composting and gardening

In celebration of Earth Day 2018, the students and faculty at Montclair Kimberley Academy, are focusing on programs that help reduce waste in meaningful ways and connecting with service learning initiatives throughout the three campuses.  From...
spring

Gardening: Prepare now for spring

By Jose German for Montclair Local Jose German is a New Jersey environmental activist, Essex County certified master gardener and Montclair resident. He is the founder of the Northeast Earth Coalition, a nonprofit environmental organization. Spring is...

Mills Reservation was home to WWII searchlight platform, site of cathedral

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news In early spring, a group of bird enthusiasts stand with binoculars in hand on top of round cement slab about the size of a small swimming pool nestled atop a 500-foot...
conference

Sustainability conference kicks off third year in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news “The earth is not flat; the earth is round,” said Jerry Vorbach, one of the presenters at the Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference. “What?!” Gray Russell, the township sustainability officer,...
straw

Straw use drops at some Montclair eateries

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news It has been about two months since Clean Water Action began inviting Montclair-area restaurants to take part in a project to reduce plastic straw use. And some of those businesses have seen...
Puerto Rico

Montclair residents fear for relatives in ravaged Puerto Rico

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news When Montclair’s José German-Gomez phoned his sister in Puerto Rico the day that Hurricane Maria hit the island, he could hear sounds of the devastating storm in the background. “It was incredible, the...
monarch butterflies

Montclair’s Trina Paulus to hold last Monarch release Sunday, Sept. 24

Trina Paulus is holding the last Monarch release of the season at 73See Gallery, 73 Pine St., this Sunday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. Butterfly books and literature will be handed out...