Single Use Plastics

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    In January 2020, Camden County Board of Commissioners passed the single-use plastics ban resolution. Plastic is the most prevalent type of marine debris found in our oceans. By the year 2050, scientists estimate there will be more plastic in our oceans by weight than that of all the fish.  Plastic debris can come in all ... More

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    Coastal areas in New Jersey are susceptible to storm-related flooding. These storms pose a threat to human health by the spreading of toxins when floodwater encounters toxic materials stored in homes and businesses. The threat continues to grow with the increase of precipitation, storm intensity, and sea level rise, resulting in more flooding and spreading ... More

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    Click below for links of interest by topic.   Activism | Camden County Sustainability Organizations | Carbon Calculators/Carbon Offsets Climate Change and Global Warming | College/University | Employment Opportunities | Energy Environmental Literature | Food |  General Sustainability /Planning | Government | Grants/Funding Green Building | Green Business Resources |  Green Holidays | Green Products ... More

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    Educational Coloring Book related to Air Quality Below is an Air Quality workbook that the DVRPC developed with a committee of environmental advocates and teachers.  The book is aligned with common core standards for 3rd  & 4th grades.  The layout is wonky in the attachment because it is meant to be printed on 11×17 and then folded ... More

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    Connect the Lots Camden CONNECT THE LOTS is a community-driven initiative to activate Camden, New Jersey’s parks and underutilized spaces through the  implementation of artistic, cultural, and recreational projects and activities. The goals of the initiative are to engage Camden residents in neighborhood transformation, create safe nodes of activity, and to bring vibrancy to Camden’s ... More

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    Do your part to make our oceans plastic-free! Practice these simple steps: Switch to a reusable mug Skip the plastic straws & disposable utensils Say no to plastic bottles; carry a reusable water bottle Refuse single-use plastic bags Ocean Plastic Pollution   Food Waste Reduction Tips               NJ Clean ... More

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    For 2015, Camden County Community Greenhouses will be growing predominately annuals for the Camden County Parks System.  We are focusing on three main annuals Petunias, Verbena, & Lantana.  They were selected for their drought tolerance, ease of care, and colorful displays.  These plants generally grow horizontally and successfully fill in large spaces.   Vibrant colors captures ... More

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    Introduction to the SolSmart Program Solar energy is a carbon-free electricity source that is an essential part of any strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many communities are using it to meet climate change goals or renewable energy targets while creating more jobs. Homeowners, businesses, schools, and local governments are using solar energy to drastically ... More

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    In 2013, Camden County received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to install 11 electric vehicle charging stations in parking lots at various County facilities, including the Camden County Boathouse in Pennsauken, all three campuses of Camden County College (Cherry Hill, Camden City, and Gloucester Township), two Camden County libraries (Runnemede and South ... More

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    The Lakeland Ecocomplex has launched a Tool Library, modeling the one currently in Philadelphia. Members of the Tool Library will be able to rent a tool for a period of time rather than purchasing one from the store. Donations of tools can be made at the Regan Building on the Lakeland Site or an arrangement ... More