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New York State DEC Seedling Programs for Schools, Vocational, College, University and Youth Education Programs DEADLINE March 31

Planting and caring for tree seedlings can help young people learn about ecosystems and the valuable role trees play. Schools and youth organizations are eligible to receive free trees or shrubs by participating in this educational program. Participants receive seedlings from the Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery along with guidance on how to plant and care for them.

Provide young people with a hands-on way to understand natural systems, observe their environment, and learn key vocabulary. When students plant tree seedlings they can discover the structure and function of trees while building their awareness about conservation.

As the trees mature they can serve as an ongoing living laboratory for young people to learn from. The experience can help students make informed decisions about the conservation and use of natural resources.

Eligible Organizations

  • All schools located within New York State – public, private, nursery, elementary, secondary, vocational, college or university.
  • Any youth education-based organization.


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Citizen Comments Wanted on Plans to Expand New York State Greenway Trails DEADLINE January 19

Currently, the state has 2,300 miles of such trails, which are often converted from former rail beds or canal paths. Data collected for the plan identified another 225 miles of planned trails in the works, with more than 850 additional miles identified as suitable locations for future trails.

Open for public review, the plan calls for development and expansion of such trails into under served and moderate- to low-income communities, as well as filling in gaps so trails are better connected together.


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Virtual: Green Gardener Certificate Program Info Session January 27

Environmentally minded garden enthusiasts, from novice to well experienced, will learn how to keep their garden green and earth-friendly…

The Green Gardener Program is based on the latest science- based information from Cornell University, providing students with a practical approach to gardening and environmental stewardship.

The Green Gardener Program is a non- credit, adult education program offered to environmentally minded garden enthusiasts, from the novice to the well experienced gardener who is looking for a little review. Each class topic consists of two sessions. The first session primarily a lecture presentation with a home assignment and time for questions. The second session is a workshop for student assignment share and review. Taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators and Master Gardeners, this series of lecture presentations and interactive assignments offers an in-depth, environmentally focused educational experience that will prepare students to create a healthy and thriving garden of their own.


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Underground Railroad Survey Seeks To Identify Local Collections

To aid in this endeavor the Underground Railroad Consortium has created an Archives Survey to establish a list of scholarly collections, and to locate accessible repositories for materials without an archival home.

The public is encouraged to take the survey.


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

Education/Farm Jobs

Federal Jobs

The date indicates the deadline for applying for the position.

Connecticut, New Jersey, & New York Government Jobs

Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland & Westchester Medical Industry Employment

Tech Jobs


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

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

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

Whether its money, supplies, or volunteering animals in the New York City metro need your help!

Bergen County

Fairfield County

Rockland County

*Please let me know if I’m missed an organization! Thanks-Editor*