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Earth Talk: Apparel industry's carbon footprint

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that the apparel industry has a huge carbon footprint and environmental impact. What are manufacturers doing to combat this problem? -- B.W. It is true that…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Getting the Right Seniors in the Room

The title above has become something of a mantra for us at NFESH in recent months because we realize how essential accomplishing that is– if this nation is serious about significantly reducing, and u…
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Earth Talk: Suitable biodegradable materials

Dear EarthTalk: What are suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane? Is pineapple or peanut suitable? -- Y.H.Y   Biodegradable plastic is defined …
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Ocean County Continues More Than Pink Initiatives With Susan G. Komen To Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths In The U.S. By 50 Percent By 2026

From April 14 to May 20, visitors to Ocean County will be able to participate in a variety of programs to help support Susan G. Komen and the “More Than a Pink” movement to reduce the number of breas…
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Ocean County Continues More Than Pink Initiatives With Susan G. Komen To Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths In The U.S. By 50 Percent By 2026

From April 14 to May 20, visitors to Ocean County will be able to participate in a variety of programs to help support Susan G. Komen and the “More Than a Pink” movement to reduce the number of breas…
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OCL Puppet Players Present 'The Bad Seed'

OCL Puppet Players Present 'The Bad Seed'He’s rude, he’s crude. He’s got no friends. He’s just baaaad. Can he change? Children will find out in April and May, as the OCL Puppet Players present Jory J…
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Leap Language Barriers with Pronunciator at the Ocean County Library

Toms River, NJ -- If you plan to travel abroad, if you’re new to the US, or if you just want to increase your language fluency, the Ocean County Library creates a bridge for diversity with Pronunciat…
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Ladies of Country Music Coming to the Ocean County Library

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library will present “Ladies of Country Music with Elaine and the Cimarron Sky Band” at four branches.Celebrate Women’s History Month as the band will perform the classi…
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Master Gardeners To Offer Tips At Ocean County Library Branches

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Library willhost a series of programs featuring Master Gardeners, trained and certified by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County. They will provide a wide ra…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Somebody's Grandmother Is Hungry

Here at NFESH it is not unusual to answer the phone and find a reporter with questions about our senior hunger research on the other end of the line. Typically, those callers cover news beats focused…
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Earth Talk: The danger of hydrophobic chemicals in outdoor products

Dear EarthTalk: Just when I finally purged my kitchen of non-stick cookware due to the risks posed by Teflon, I now learn that my rain jacket and waterproof boots are also putting my health at risk f…
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Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. In a world of modern technology, lithium-i…
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Earth Talk: Toxic BPA in cans and storage containers

Dear EarthTalk: Why on earth would cans and other food storage containers contain toxic BPA that can make us sick? Is there any way to avoid it?  M.B. If you like the occasiona…
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Rooftops Newsletter: The Truth That Lies Beneath The Surface

Our last blog post entitled "In the Numbers" took a hard look at demographics and speculated about how the aging of the Millennials and Gen Xers might impact senior hunger rates in the future. To…
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Earth Talk: Eco-Friendly Mattresses

Dear EarthTalk: I'm in the market for a new mattress after two decades on "old faithful" and I figure it's a good time to go green. What are the options out there these days for eco-friendly …
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