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Monarch Butterflies in a Tailspin

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University of Kansas insect ecologist, Dr. Chip Taylor, who is the founder and director of Monarch Watch, explains in this interview for Yale Environment 360 the variety of factors that are leading to a precipitous decline in the monarch butterfly population. … Continue reading

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Monarch Mondays: Week 4

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Today’s story from Maren Pearson, a Special Education teacher with Marshall High School (Fairfax County Public Schools, VA), is the final installment in our Monarch Monday series. We thank the Educational Information Resource Center and its Monarch Teacher Network for … Continue reading

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Monarch Mondays: Week 3

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Happy Monday! We’re pleased to share the third in our Monarch Monday series. Today we hear from Hope D’Avino-Jennings of the Bergen Community College Child Development Center. I have been a preschool teacher at the Bergen Community College Child Development … Continue reading

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Monarch Mondays: Week 2

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Welcome back to Monarch Mondays! This is our second week of this new guest series. If you missed last week, you can see Mary Lenahan’s wonderful guest post here. For many years, the Dodge Foundation has supported EIRC in their … Continue reading

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New Guest Series: Monarch Mondays

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Welcome to Monarch Mondays! For many years the Dodge Foundation has supported EIRC in their efforts to provide teachers with environmental experiences that both inspire and empower their classroom work. Our efforts started with the NJ Teachers for Biodiversity but … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Tilting windmills, why not build one instead?

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

Funding now available for municipal and school sustainability projects Do you have a wild idea or project with potential that needs funding? Sustainable Jersey’s grant program funds sustainability initiatives in New Jersey—projects like the wind turbine at Cape May City … Continue reading

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Three New Jersey Towns Recognized for Sustainability Initiatives

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

New Brunswick, Ocean Township and Park Ridge Borough look to the future Yesterday was the Sustainable Jersey Annual Awards Luncheon held in Atlantic City, despite an often busy lead-up to the actual event, I am proud to report that I … Continue reading

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From the Dodge kitchen: Four of our favorite cucumber recipes

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

First, the bad news: Our cucumber plants have succumbed to powery mildew. We tried to stave off this common disease with Neem oil and other organic remedies to no avail. Now, the good news: Before their demise, our plants produced … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thank You to Our Spring & Fountain Hosts

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As our Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain sessions draw to a close, we want to recognize the contribution of our site hosts. These are the individuals and organizations who provide the welcoming spaces all over New Jersey where we … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Inspiration?

Posted on by Elizabeth Murphy, Creative New Jersey Project Director

The American Musical comedy-duo of Betty Comden and Adolf Green lasted for six decades and they were paired together longer than any other writing partnership in the history of Broadway.  As the legend goes, they met every day, at the … Continue reading

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Notes from the Road: Teaneck Creek Conservancy

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Wendy Liscow,  Program Officer The conversation with Dodge Foundation grantees about our new guideline themes Creativity and Sustainability has stimulated a wonderful investigative journey, but the real satisfaction has come from experiencing the two concepts coming together in action. As … Continue reading

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The Voice of . . . Inspiration

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director I think I need to give over to the voice of inspiration, or at least give it equal billing with the voice of reason. What does it sound like, you ask? Well, the version that … Continue reading

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Earthwatch Mondays: The Teacher Chronicles

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Welcome back to our January Earthwatch Mondays series. Dodge has been working with the Earthwatch Institute to offer Educator Fellowships to New Jersey’s K-12 public school teachers “so they can return to the classroom and community to advance an ethic … Continue reading

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Earthwatch Mondays: The Teacher Chronicles

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We welcome you to join us for Earthwatch Mondays during the month of January. Dodge has been working with the Earthwatch Institute to offer Educator Fellowships to NJ K-12 public school teachers “so they can return to the classroom and … Continue reading

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When Little Green Guests Took Over the Office

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Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate For the past few days, we have hosted these little guys at our office. Do you recognize them?

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