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Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku) for Families October 11 ~Tenafly, NJ~

“Forest Bathing,” known in Japan as “Shinrin-yoku,” is a short, leisurely, calming walk through the natural environment of a forest. Forest Bathing is a guided meditation that affords you the time necessary to heal and fortify your mind, body, and soul in a natural setting

SOURCE: https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org

Location: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ

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Tenafly Nature Center Parents Night Out October 9 & 10 ~Tenafly, NJ~

Hey Kids 4 and up! Leave the parents at home this evening and visit Tenafly Nature Center! Children will enjoy the outdoors and participate in fun activities with a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator while parents enjoy some time to relax or have an evening out. Activities each evening will include crafts, a night hike, trail games, and animal encounters.

SOURCE: https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org

Location: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ

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Major General Baron von Steuben Estate Walking Tour October 11 ~River Edge, NJ~

Join us as we discuss Major General Baron von Steuben and his Jersey Estate and a walk through the history of the houses and people who lived here.

SOURCE: https://www.bergencountyhistory.org

Location: Meadow, 1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ

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Garden State Roller Derby’s Intraleague Championship Game October 10 ~North Arlington, NJ~

Watch Garden State Roller Derby’s 2020 Intraleague Championship Finals.

Cheer for your favorite GSR home team, check out our new merch, participate in raffles and enjoy snacks from our bake sale.

SOURCE: Brown Paper Tickets

Location: Inline Skating Club of America, 170 Schuyler Drive, North Arlington, NJ

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Municipal, State, & Federal Job Opportunities in the New York Tri-State Area

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Connecticut, New Jersey, & New York Jobs


Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland & Westchester Medical Industry Employment


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Play Golf in Fairfield, Bergen, Rockland, & Westchester Counties

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Groupon Booking Discounts

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Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland & Westchester Medical Industry Employment

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EMT/EMS Certification Education in Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland and Westchester Counties

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics typically complete a postsecondary educational program. All states require EMTs and paramedics to be licensed; requirements vary by state.

Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.

Both a high school diploma or equivalent and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification typically are required for entry into postsecondary educational programs in emergency medical technology. Most of these programs are nondegree award programs that can be completed in less than 1 year; others last up to 2 years. Paramedics, however, may need an associate’s degree. Programs in emergency medical technology are offered by technical institutes, community colleges, universities, and facilities that specialize in emergency care training. Some states have EMR positions that do not require national certification. These positions typically require state certification.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

NOTE: In many states you can start training for EMT/EMS as early as age 16!

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Farms & Farmers Markets in Fairfield, Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester Counties

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Do Business with Local Governments-Request for Proposals Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland and Westchester Counties

Did you know you can expand your business by obtaining contracts with local governments? Nonprofits and for-profit businesses can improve their communities and create employment opportunities for your neighbors. All industries from Education, to Entertainment, to IT, to Construction. Visit links below to review opportunities.

RFPs by County

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Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York Government Employment Links

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Recycling is not the answer. You MUST reduce your consumption.

FACT: unless you’re reducing your consumption of plastic, recycling means nothing

PROBLEM: plastic is everywhere and part of everything-including clothing

SOLUTION: do what can, when possible. Don’t buy unless absolutely necessary and there is no alternative.

What I’ve done:

  • Buy used clothes, to reduce demand for new resources to manufacture brand new clothes. 60% of my current wardrobe is used, including shoes and sneakers
  • Carry reusable silverware to use at work
  • Use mug or reusable cup at work for drinks
  • Refuse straws
  • Refuse packet condiments/disposable silverware (especially if it’s take out, you got it at home)
  • Buy vitamins in glass bottles (glass can be recycled over and over)
  • Having a party? Buy aluminum cans instead of soda in gallon. Aluminum can be recycled multiple times.
    Stop buying products that use excessive packaging
  • Become aware of how much garbage- including recycling, you make per day. There are some days I don’t make any garbage.

I made a conscious effort to be aware of my impact. I don’t worry about others, I do what I can. I am among millions on this planet that got companies changing their ways because they’re loosing money by not being mindful of the garbage they’re creating with their products.

Resources for reducing environmental impact in the New York City Metro from Found in Yonkers

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Own a home? Plant native plants to mitigate climate change, provide habitat and food for pollinators

Native Plant Sale September 5 & 6: Wild Gardens Nursery at Rhinoceros Creek, 401 Route 202, Somers, NY–You must make an appointment to shop or you can pre-order!

Native Plant Sale September 12 & 13: Native trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses and ferns at Rosedale Nurseries, 51 Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A), Hawthorne, NY

I have turned my front and back lawns into habitats for native insects. American lawns are modeled after British manor homes. Trying to achieve this archaic ideal has become so standard it’s cliche.

Tall native grasses of the Northeast were decimated to make way for smaller tropical and genetically modified smaller species which are easy to cut.

I’ve learned from untold research that trees, native plants and tall grasses that are allowed to flower provide the most food for native and migrating pollinators like bees and butterflies. Birds that do not migrate also benefit from seeds of mature grasses during the lean winter months when food is scarce.

My yard is a combination of food garden while the remaining is a native and non-native plants. Since I’ve changed from a manor house grass lawn I’ve had so many visitors to my lawn!

native goldenrod
Goldenrod-Native Plant
Spider laid it’s eggs on my American yew-Native
Native mantis on Mint (not native)

So basically, as stated in 1989’s Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.”

Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Native Plant Center for native plants in your part of the United States.

Buy Native Plants from These Locations:

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Apple & Pumpkin Picking in Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland, & Westchester Counties

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Bergen & Westchester County Adult Sports Leagues

We pay for these services. But do we use them? Most of these parks systems offer affordable services for all ages. From camps, to music classes, continuing education, sports, theater and more! Plus you don’t always have to live in the locality to enjoy these services. Enjoy where you live!!

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Support Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland & Westchester’s Zoos, Animal Shelters and Sanctuaries

Whether its money, supplies, or volunteering animals in Westchester need your help!

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