Environmental Homepage

Are you making the most of Midland Park's Recycling program?
Visit the town's recycling page to find out! 

Nearby places to get out and enjoy nature:

Bergen County Parks:   Here is a list of all of the wonderful parks we have to enjoy right here in Bergen County.  Check them out at:  http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcparks/index.aspx

Wildlife Center in Wyckoff-  Pond, Animals, fish, turtles, deer, swans,birds, hiking trails Deer more often seen at dusk http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcparks/McFaul.htm

Campgaw Ski Area:
 Skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in the winter.  Hiking, biking, and picnicking in the warmermonths. http://www.skicampgaw.com/

Ridgewood Duck Pond
- Fishing, biking, playground,walking, hiking  http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcparks/PrSaddleRiverPark.aspx

Ramapo Reservation- Hiking, biking, fishing, swimming,Lakes, River http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcparks/PrRamapoValley.aspx

Camp Glen Gray:  Overnight hiking, fishing, and camping area. http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcparks/PrGlenGray.aspx

Shepherd Lake (Ringwood)- Fishing, biking, hiking, boat rentals, Shooting center http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/ringwood.html

NJ Botanical Gardens- (Ringwood)- Streams, hiking, biking, visitor center

Celery Farm- (Allendale) Hiking trails, bird watching,turtles, pond http://www.fykenature.org/celeryfarm.html

Arboretum- (Glen Rock) Hiking, fishing, ponds, stream,playground

NJ Hiking Trails:  Links to a list of hiking trails in NJ from the NY/NJ TrailConference. http://www.nynjtc.org/view/hike_nj                                

Reusable Water Bottle

Useful Websites  

EnergySaving Tips for Home and Auto:  http://www.energysavers.gov/tips/

  Surfrider Foundation:  Organization dedicated to preserving our nation's coasts and beach access, as well as protectin the oceans.
  Rise Above Plastics:  Dedicated to preventing pollution caused by plastics.  Helpful tips on how to minimize plastic use in your every day life.   
  New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services: List of how long it takes for  different items to decompose
  Ecocycle: Interesting environmental facts
  WorldoMeters: Monitors up to the second information such as how much energy is being used, how much oil is being pumped, water consumptionworld population growth and many more.

Environmentally Friendly Holiday Tips:

  1. Turn off holiday lights and decorations when you go to sleep.
  2. Take reusable bags to the store.  Plastic bags very rarely get recycled.  If you do use plastic bags, make sure you collect them and bring them to the local supermarket to be recycled.
  3. Use reusable gift bags instead of wrapping paper.  Re-use wrapping paper from large gifts. 
  4. Lower the thermostat in your house a few degrees, especially when everyone is sleeping.   
  5. Shop online or try to get all your shopping done in one trip.  You can also help support the MPPEF by going to their site and clicking on the Amazon link. www.mppef.org
  6. At home make sure you are recycling everything that you can.  (Paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum, metal)

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