Staycation Guide 2023

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museumThinking about keeping your vacation local this summer, or maybe just planning to do some exploring right here where we live? Maybe you’re new to the area, or just haven’t had a chance to get to know what’s in your own backyard? We have information that can help you find fun & family-friendly things to do in South Plainfield and the surrounding area! …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Green Living

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Baby Steps to Going Green provides practical green tips that can easily be introduced into your daily routine (Earth 911; site includes advertisements). See also 12 ways to save energy and money (America Saves), 10 Habits of Highly Sustainable People [NEW!] (Green America), How to Start Living a Zero Waste Lifestyle  (, …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS POST!

Webfinder: Green Shopping

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EPA’s Sustainable Marketplace aims at helping you choose safer, more environmentally-friendly, and often less costly products & services (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). NJ WasteWise Business Network can help owners of small businesses  learn how waste reduction, recycling, and recycled product procurement not only help the environment, but also your bottom line. Individuals can close the loop by buying products with recycled content (State of California).

EWG’s Skin Deep is an online safety guide for cosmetics and personal care products, launched in 2004 to help people find safer products, with fewer ingredients that are hazardous or that haven’t been thoroughly tested. EWG also has similar guides for Household Cleaners, Food, …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Recycling

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Recycled Items are Not Created Equal [Link opens a PDF] –  Despite what many consumers think, not all packaging materials are equally recyclable. This infographic shows you what happens to plastic, glass, and steel items when they are recycled (2019, Consumer Action).

Recycling in South Plainfield provides information for local residents on drop-off and curbside pickup, including yard waste, textiles, motor oil, paint, tires, electronics and more. See also …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Green Lawn & Garden

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Bug Review offers descriptions of some common home & garden insect pests, with photographs, habits, potential damage, and non-chemical control recommendations (University of Illinois). For information about ticks and how to deal with them, see Preventing Ticks in the Yard (U.S. CDC), Ticks and Tick-borne Disease & Prevent Tick Bites (Rutgers Cooperative Extension), Tick Bites (Medline), …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Spring Cleaning

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STEP 1: Clear out the clutter! [NEW!] – The University of Illinois Extension Service offers basic advice on sorting and getting rid of stuff. You’ll find more clutter-busting tips at Live Simple: Rule Your Stuff, Simple Ways to Make Your Home into Your Sanctuary, Ultimate Guide to Decluttering [NEW!], and Podcast: Clutter vs Hoarding- How to Live Clutter Free [AUDIO].

STEP 2: Where to Donate Goods – If you’re doing spring cleaning, you may find things to get rid of that are too good for the trash. What to do with them? Our ‘Where to Donate Goods’ page can help! Includes recycling info, too. See also How to responsibly get rid of the stuff you’ve decluttered [NEW!], and Getting Rid of Your Unwanted Stuff.

STEP 3: Resell that stuff! – Thinking about having a yard sale to get rid of some of that extra stuff? Consumer Product Safety Commission laws and regulations apply to anyone who sells or …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Adult & Continuing Education

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CAUTION! Before signing up or paying for any education program, please verify that the school or program is properly accredited. A complete list of recognized accrediting agencies may be found on …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS POST!

Webfinder: Kids’ Sports & Coaching

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You must Create an account on Universal Class and log in to take universal class courses for free. Otherwise you will be charged for the class.

Coaching Boys Into Men – Aimed at helping coaches to reduce disrespectful or dangerous attitudes and behaviors toward women, this site offers coaching tips, advice and useful anecdotes from great …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: People with Disabilities

Information icon is no longer available. offers a brief Overview of U.S. Disability Resources [NEW!] highlighting healthcare benefits, disability insurance, and the interactive Benefit Finder. Many employment-related resources, including Accessible Technology, Flexible Work Arrangements, Health Care, Housing, Personal Assistance Services, Transportation and more, are now linked at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. See also Disability Services, Federal ADA and Disability Resources, and Disability Assistance …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Learning Disabilities

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Accessible Educational Materials – Resources to help you get started using accessible materials and technologies.

Additude Magazine – Information and practical advice for families and adults living with ADHD and learning disabilities. (WebMD LLC; site includes advertisements)

Disability Discrimination: Frequently Asked Questions – Explains federal laws Section 504 …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!