open space tax

Environment Commission to research open space tax for residents

Would you pay $38 a year to create and maintain more open space in Montclair?

In desperate need: Residents asked to water new trees

Who’s watering Montclair’s new trees? Apparently, no one. “An alarming number” of the 332 trees newly planted by the township are dead and dying due to a combination of lack of water and the harsh, hot summer weather.
Ditch the bag

Montclair, get ready to ditch the bag

The movement to reduce the use of disposable plastics in the community is gaining momentum.

Town to join five others to bid for clean energy

Montclair took the next step in joining a government energy aggregation on June 12. The council voted 5 to 2 in favor of the move.
Bonsal Preserve

Tree loss could be 65 at Bonsal Preserve

By Jaimie Julia Winters In the midst of tree clearing at Alfonzo F. Bonsal Preserve due to Clifton’s sewer line replacement project, Montclair was notified last week that the New Jersey District Water Supply Commission...

Can Montclair get cleaner energy at less cost?

By Jaimie Julia Winters 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...

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...
70 trees

Bonsal tree clearing, Clifton sewer relocation begins

By Jaimie Julia Winters 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...

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...

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...