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What a MEVO Intern Learns

Observe, one of MEVO’s past Farm Crew Interns, Brittany Cronin, showing off harvested tomatoes she gathered on a MEVO field trip to Brooke Farm in New Paltz, New York. She is clearly enjoying being outdoors as well as figuring out the fine art of growing delicious food.

In her time at MEVO, Brittany has learned about beekeeping, organic farming, and what it takes to take action to solve environmental problems from local to global. She also went on several MEVO educational field trips…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 12, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

This is Not a Field

This is not a mere grassy field. It is the site MEVO's Bergen County Educational Farm, located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

This farm will be the first of its kind in Bergen County, and will serve as a model for sustainable community based agriculture in the state of New Jersey, literally making history.

But to make this field something more than just a field, we need all the help we can get. Help raise money for this project by sharing this post with others, donating to the link…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 10, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Ramapo College's Kappa Sigma and MEVO

Hey, do you know who the awesome individuals in the photo are? They are KE, or Kappa Sigma, and they are a local fraternity at Ramapo College who helped out during this past November’s clean-up of Catherine Avenue. They did many things: from pulling pipes and rusted metal out from the ground to shoveling out insulation, and a little bit of everything else that helped MEVO’s clean-up of Catherine Avenue especially productive.

So thank you Kappa Sigma of Ramapo College, for your awesome…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 8, 2014 at 8:19pm — No Comments

The Power of Recycling Stuff

Behold! A wheel barrel filled with plastic bottles, cans, and glass. What’s so special about it? This is trash that would have stayed in the environment had MEVO not arrived. At MEVO trash clean-ups we’ve always strived to separate every bit of recycling as much as possible, to prevent waste from ending up in landfills.

Sorting like this is something anyone can do at any clean-up they organize. All it takes is to separate the recycling from the trash and make sure that is re-used…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 6, 2014 at 6:56pm — No Comments

MEVO: Making Every LIttle Bit Count

To inaugurate the start of MEVO 2014, we’d begin with observation of Peter Hauenstein, dedicated volunteer, sitting among a mountain of trash, collected by MEVO volunteers from the local environment. Peter is separating and sorting any recyclable material from this debris to make sure that these recyclables don’t get needlessly thrown away.

Every little bit of recycling saved and trash picked up counts for Peter, and it counts for MEVO too. And with many of our upcoming projects for…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 4, 2014 at 6:56pm — No Comments

The New Years Resolutions of MEVO for 2014

The year of 2013 has come to a close and the year of 2014. Like many others, MEVO has some New Years Resolutions: to build a bee apiary, to create an educational farm in Northern New Jersey, and to keep up work of creating a healthier environment and a better world.

Help us make these resolutions become a reality. Give whatever you can to our LivetoGive Page, on the bottom of this post. Volunteer with us at one of our events. And don't forget to spread the word about these efforts and…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 31, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

1 Facebook Like, 1 Dollar for MEVO

MEVO 1 Like, 1 Dollar Campaign is going strong. But on January 31st 2014, our fundraising campaign of pledging $1 for every MEVO Facebook page Like will be finished. But with nearly 2,000 views of our last post, we hope to keep the word about 1 Like, 1 Dollar going! Because the more likes we get the more money MEVO can raise for many an awesome project of 2014: an educational farm in Fair Lawn, NJ, a 14 hive bee apiary, and too many other awesome MEVO events to count

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 29, 2013 at 8:27pm — No Comments

MEVO and the Future of 2014

The year of 2013 has been a glorious one for MEVO: a bee apiary built, a summer internship program going strong in its second year, and, as seen in this photo, many volunteers celebrating the conclusion of multiple pollution clean-ups at Catherine Avenue in Mahwah, New Jersey.

To commemorate all these milestones, our volunteers point to the left whenever a photo is taken. Why? Because when MEVO points to the left it points to the future and better world that MEVO wants to create…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 27, 2013 at 8:24pm — No Comments

The Two Volunteers

While MEVO Founder Eric Fuchs-Stengel might have been MEVO’s first ever volunteer, it was MEVO’s second volunteer that got the whole sustainable living, environment saving, movement of MEVO going.

And who was this first volunteer? Sam Berman, avid MEVO supporter, good friend of Eric Fuchs-Stengel, and all around great guy, whose currently finishing up his senior year at Rutgers University. And in the photo below, he made sure to give Eric some awesome congratulations for winning the…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 21, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments

The Two Volunteers

While MEVO Founder Eric Fuchs-Stengel might have been MEVO’s first ever volunteer, it was MEVO’s second volunteer that got the whole sustainable living, environment saving, movement of MEVO going.

And who was this first volunteer? Sam Berman, avid MEVO supporter, good friend of Eric Fuchs-Stengel, and all around great guy, whose currently finishing up his senior year at Rutgers University. And in the photo below, he made sure to give Eric some awesome congratulations for winning the…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 21, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Definition of Several Grips on Football Gloves

In 1981, the NFL banned a substance known as Stickum in reaction to cornerback Lester Hayes's extroverted custom of slathering the yellow gunk all more than his hands, forearms and jersey. Players who had worn gloves for protection and basted them with Stickum to make them functional no longer could do so. Receiver Jerry Rice attempted to resolve the issue by wearing scuba gloves, but although their exterior remained sticky when wet, most players discovered them to be too thick. Tackified…

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Added by belleelle on December 21, 2013 at 5:45am — No Comments

Designer backpacks on Squidoo

Add These College School Backpacks For your Back To School Buying List In preparation for any new school year, getting a new cool backpack is generally high up on the to perform list. At least that was constantly that way that it was when I was.

Laptop Backpacks For Girls The ideal Cute, Fashionable Women's Laptop Backpacks (2013 update) When trying to find the very best laptop backpack for females, to carry your laptop, you'll find these ares some marvelous options of stylish, cute…

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Added by belleelle on December 21, 2013 at 5:11am — No Comments

Tory Burch Flip Flops, Viewing the Fashion World

Inside the summer season, essentially the most well-known slipper is flip flops, the shoes have three parts with all the soles. When many people put on them, just let the toes expose. But why a lot of many people prefer to wear the flip flops? The follow things can account for it.

We can see that the footwear are light, when men and women put on them they really feel comfy. Along with the style from the flip flops is arbitrary.

And for the Tory Burch Flip Flops, the benefits…

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Added by belleelle on December 21, 2013 at 4:54am — No Comments

The Moncler Jackets Will Present Sufficient Warmth

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Added by belleelle on December 21, 2013 at 4:44am — No Comments

MEVO In the News Again

MEVO's plans for next year have made it to the North Jersey News! To look over them in depth, check out the article, and understand why next year will be MEVO's busiest ever and how Eric Fuchs-Stengel, MEVO founder, is living up to his title of New Jersey Environmentalist of the Year.

Also, don't forget to give to our Community Farm fund, which volunteers like you are helping make happen.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 20, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Catherine Avenue: Shovel Clean

As we progress towards a New Year, MEVO reflects on some of the goals it has achieved so far this year. Among them: a second MEVO internship program, massive tire clean-ups at Stag Hill, and as of last month an awesome volunteer event at Catherine Avenue.

And why was this event so awesome? In short, because Catherine Avenue is now shovel clean! MEVO volunteers were finally able to shovel out all the insulation, tar shingles, paint chips, and other nasty things polluting the old…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 19, 2013 at 8:43pm — No Comments

A Call to Action

Volunteers one and all! There is an important discussion taking place at Ramapo college regarding stigmas and misrepresentations displayed in the recent film, “Out of the Furnace" about some of the residents in MEVO's hometown of Mahwah, the Ramapough Lenape Nation. The Nation has played a big part in some of MEVO's most daring clean-ups and pollution removal in Stag Hill, and we'd like to you lend your support in helping making their voice heard.

The event will be at the Trustees…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 17, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments

MEVO's New Years Resolution

It’s almost New Years and MEVO has some big plans for the upcoming year. We want to:

1. Build a one acre farm at Saddle River County Park in Fairlawn, NJ

2. Build a 14 Hive Bee Apiary at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ

3. Remove and Stop illegal trash dumping on Stag Hill in Mahwah, NJ

4. Finish the restoration of a vacant lot at Catherine Avenue in Mahwah, NJ

We’d like for you to help us in with helping get these big goals get off the ground by helping…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 16, 2013 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Some Words of Wisdom from MEVO

MEVO's Outreach Coordinator Nico Edwards, with a chainsaw in his hands, has a few words to say for anyone interested in volunteering and doing good: "Volunteer for MEVO. Or else you won't be able to get the chance to do beekeeping, practice some farming, clean up communities, and help make the world a little bit more awesome."…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 15, 2013 at 7:33pm — No Comments

MEVO's Project B Revealed

MEVO People! A few questions: Are you interested in bees? Do you want to make some of your own honey, but aren't sure about how to get started in raising bees, harvesting honey, and all other things beekeeping? MEVO is here to help you get started with the finally revealed, Project B.

For Project B, MEVO will be building a bee apiary at Bergen Community College, and we are planning to have over 14 bee hives on that site. These hives will produce not only thousands of pounds of honey,…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 13, 2013 at 7:33pm — No Comments

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