1/29/16 Volume XLIX, No. 4
Chances are you’ve never heard of Donald Kirchhoffer, who passed away on January 10 at the age of 93.
Don was many things in his life, including a Navy torpedo man during World War II and a corporate human resources executive at RCA for nearly three decades.
But his love of the land – especially the Pine Barrens, the place he called home for many years –led Don to a vital second career as a conservation advocate.
While many people settle into a . . .
1/22/16 Volume XLIX, No. 3
Whether the real estate market goes up or down, open land remains a hot commodity in Garlic Grove, Cauliflower Corner, Tomatoville and Rutabaga Ridge.
These are but a few of the “neighborhoods” in the huge community garden at Duke Farms in Hillsborough. At 462 plots, it’s the nation’s largest allotment-style community garden … and almost a town unto itself!
Duke Farms announced in early January that it was opening up plots in its community . . .
1/15/16 Volume XLIX, No. 2
The New Jersey Legislature’s “lame duck” session ended on Jan. 11 with a mixed bag of gains and losses for the environment and conservation.
Steps forward: Legislators blocked rule changes that would have rolled back the state’s water quality and flood control protections. The new rules were proposed last summer, ostensibly to streamline unwieldy state regulations. But it quickly became clear that they would go far beyond that and would weaken . . .
1/8/16 Volume XLIX, No. 1
Why would you use less energy? To save money? To simplify your life? To reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
These are all good reasons, and they all go hand-in-hand.
Energy efficiency and conservation, along with a shift to clean sources of energy, is one of the most important issues facing us today.
Many states are embracing energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. For example, the Maryland Public Service Commission . . .