Thursday, May 02, 2002

newark explores curbside recycling
A group called the Conservation Advisory Commission (CAC), which was almost shut down by the Newark City Council a few months ago not only has a new life. They have new motivation to ponder ways in which the city might be more environmentally friendly. A workshop on Tuesday, attended by approximately 25 people, considered such topics as curbside recycling, solar panels on city government buildings, and placement of recycling bins in areas easily accessible to University students. The committee doesn't have the power to implement ideas like these because of their role as an advisory board. But, their research and suggestions can provide the City Council with ways to make Newark a better place to live. I'm generally pleased with the way the City of Newark handles issues. I'm happy to see the CAC around to explore these topics.

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