There are few things more priceless than our oceans, which cover over 70% of the earth’s surface and produce over half of the world’s oxygen. Next time you breathe, thank the ocean phytoplankton and algae. We use the oceans for shipping and recreation, for jobs, food, medicine, energy, and minerals. Plus the oceans absorb about a third of the carbon dioxide emitted, which helps regulate climate and weather. Let’s all celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8 by learning more about this precious resource.
Spring brings more warm sunshine, the awakening of wildlife, an explosion of plant growth, and Earth Day. Let’s celebrate all of these by recognizing we can help our local wildlife and precious waterways by sustainably caring for our lawns while adding delightful native plants to our yards. It’s much easier than you’d think. Here’s how.
WEforum and Mastro Montessori Collaboration Brings The Curious Gardener Summer Camp to Two River Community
WEforum, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy living and sustainability, has partnered with Mastro Montessori Academy to create The Curious Gardener Summer Camp. The program, now in its fifth year, encourages elementary school students to explore their love of nature and gardening through a variety of activities and projects that integrate math, reading, science, writing, and art.
Get your hands dirty! Through the collaboration of Mastro Montessori and WEforum, The Curious Gardener Summer Camp has been thriving for the past five years. The four week-long summer camp, open to first- through sixth-grade students, encourages a love of nature and gardening through hands-on activities. The Curious Gardener not only provides fun for the campers, it also teaches them to make smart food choices and how to garden on their own.
It’s the perfect season to go outside for an Awe Walk! Being in nature restores cognitive function as it reduces stress, and this is a golden opportunity to get exercise while learning about wildlife. It’s a unique and free opportunity to immerse ourselves in nature, while mindfully grasping the awe-inspiring world around us.
Many people say they want a simple life, but it’s hard to know what exactly that means…or how to achieve it. Here’s a dive into what simple living really means, and how you can put it into practice.
This four week-long summer camp, open to first- through sixth-grade students, encourages a love of nature and gardening through hands-on activities that teach across the curriculum and content areas.
While modern advancements in organic chemistry have led to countless breakthrough conveniences and life-saving medical treatments over the last 100 years, many of these same synthetic chemicals are simultaneously but quietly causing widespread harm to human health.
As the world moves toward renewable energy, why have these offenders slipped through the cracks?
What Are PFAS, And Why Is The EPA Warning About Them In Drinking Water? An Environmental Health Scientist Explains
PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are a large group of human-made chemicals – currently estimated to be around 9,000 individual chemical compounds – that are used widely in consumer products and industry. They can make products resistant to water, grease and stains and protect against fire.
The dolls, puzzles, playsets, piles of blocks and bags of racecars can be daunting. As an environmentalist, I believe that the best disposal solution is clear: seek out a way for these items to re-enter back into the realm of use.
Farm Fresh Food Season is Right Around the Corner: Here’s how to make the most of our local harvests!
We are coming upon the best time of year in the Garden State - summertime food season! If your mouth waters just hearing the words “garden tomatoes,” “Jersey corn,” or “summer watermelon,” then read on! Organic, local offerings for summer produce abound and we are sharing some of our favorite places to scoop up your favorites all summer long.