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Celebrate Car Free Week
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Thursday, 07 September 2017 15:43


September is a month of new beginnings. The kids are heading back to start a new school year. Football season is back. The weather is still nice before colder weather sets in. It’s the perfect month for a challenge! Join the Hudson TMA and take the CarFree or Car Lite Challenge. CarFree Week will be held September 18 through September 24. CarFree Week is a global movement to increase awareness on the negative impacts that automobiles have on our environment. As a part of CarFree Week, commuters are encouraged to help cut down on pollution caused by vehicles and utilize alternate modes of transportation for a day or more.

CarFree Week began informally during the 1973 oil crisis. With fuel at a premium in the United States, commuters were encouraged to seek alternative modes of transportation. In 1994, a keynote speech at the Accessible Cities Conference included a formal call for a regular move for cities to promote Car Free Days. By the year 2000, the concept went global with a World Carfree Program being launched by the World Carfree Network.

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Have a Sustainable School Year
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Thursday, 10 August 2017 15:16


To the dismay of many, the Summer is winding down and the school year is right around the corner. (Cue the throwing of tomatoes- hey, they’re compostable!) Like it or not, the time is coming to trade in our beach bags and swimsuits for backpacks and school uniforms. As students young and old start shopping for school supplies, there is a lot to decide- which pen works right for me? Which backpack can I fit all of my stuff in while also looking cool? This year, keep the Earth in mind and pick out some sustainable school supplies!

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Staying Green All Summer Long
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Thursday, 08 June 2017 19:15

The temperature is steadily rising and the days are getting longer. That can only mean one thing, Summer has arrived! Summers bring beach trips, family vacations, park adventures, swimming, and a myriad of other fun outdoor activities. Although the increased fun in the sun serves as a medium for unforgettable memories with family and friends, it can also present unwanted opportunities to increase waste in the environment that we all love so much. We at the Hudson County Improvement Authority want to share some simple tips that can help you to cut down on unnecessary waste all while soaking up the sun and enjoying the Summer adventure of a lifetime.

Out with the old and in with the new! It’s always nice to buy some new clothes for a vacation or an outfit for an upcoming event. When cleaning out your closet to make room for new summer wardrobe, always remember to donate or sell clothing that you may want to get rid of. By giving your clothes to someone else, they receive new life and don’t end up in a landfill!

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HCIA Hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days
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Friday, 05 May 2017 13:48


As the weather gets warmer many people use the opportunity to do some Spring cleaning as they get ready for Summer! From cleaning outdoor furniture to tidying up the garage, it is a busy time for everyone. For many people, questions arise on how to properly dispose of environmentally-sensitive items such as used tires and household hazardous waste. Lucky for Hudson County residents, the Hudson County Improvement Authority has scheduled collection days in the Spring and Fall at locations across the County.

The HCIA's Household Hazardous Collection Days provide residents with the opportunity to dispose of a number of hazardous household items for free, thank to sponsorship in part by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste. Proof of residency is required.

So what can you bring? We are glad that you asked. HHW Collection Days accept the following:

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Get Ready for Earth Day 2017!
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:33

Spring is here and the weather is starting to warm up! People are beginning to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Join us on April 22nd for the Hudson County Improvement Authority's 27th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Liberty State Park!


HCIA's 27th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day kicks-off at 10 am with the Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway at Liberty State Park. This race offers a flat and fast USATF-NJ Certified 5K route through Liberty State Park and has become an annual favorite for residents and visitors. All participants will receive a race t-shirt (while supplies last) and can enjoy post-race refreshments at the Earth Day Fair (more info on that below) Register now and don't miss out! On-site registration will be available but there is no guarantee of a t-shirt so register now because it's a one-of-a-kind 2017 HCIA Earth Day 5K Run/Walk T-Shirt! Oh, and did we mention that trophies will be awarded to the overall Male and Female finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place overall, as well as medals to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Male and Female finishers in the following categories: 14 & younger, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, & 80+!

Ready for some fun? Then don’t miss the Earth Day Kids Kingdom and Fair from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm at Liberty State Park! On the Earth Day Main Stage, attendees can enjoy live entertainment including the Envirojuggler, Michael & the Rockness Monsters as well as a visit from the Field Station: Dinosaurs! Kids can enjoy arts and crafts activities, five inflatable rides, face painting, entertainers strolling throughout the crowd as well as kite flying. Visit the tents for a variety of exhibitors where you can learn about the work of the Hudson County Improvement Authority, the Hudson County Transportation Management Association, learn more about recycling and even receive a free sapling that you can plant at home! All of this fun will make you hungry! Don't worry, Earth Day will include some great food vendors including Tony's Sausage, Ben & Jerry's, The Empanada Guy and Maisson Crepes. Dig in!

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