About the Proposed Pipeline Williams Transco has proposed a 23.4-mile pipeline project to expand its existing Transco transmission system to transport natural gas from the Marcellus Shale region through Raritan Bay to New York. If built, the pipeline will disrupt YOUR fishing, boating. and recreational activities! Construction of the pipeline would also disturb habitat for clams, horseshoe crabs, fish, and other marine animals. This is a step backwards for our energy policy and the environment by committing the region to more fossil fuel infrastructure projects that may be unnecessary or make it more difficult for renewables to enter the market. Read more →
“The earth is what we all have in common.” — Wendell Berry
During this time of year, many worthy nonprofits may be on your list to support with a donation – and I hope NY/NJ Baykeeper is one of them! – but have you ever wondered if your favorite charity could benefit from the things you do almost every day? Here are seven ways you can give to NY/NJ Baykeeper without writing a check.
1.) Have a Drink with Us!
With every purchase of Proud Pour’s Oyster Wine in New Jersey, 100 oysters are restored to the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. To find out where to buy in your area click here.
2.) Shop with a Smile!
Using Amazon to shop this season? Start your shopping trip at www.smile.amazon.com and choose Raritan Baykeeper, Inc. (this is our official name). .5% of your purchases will be donated back to NY/NJ Baykeeper.
3.) Shop some more!
Love shopping a Tobi? We are now part of Tobi Cares! Designate NY/NJ Baykeeper as your charity of choice and 1% of your purchases will go back to protecting, preserving, and restoring the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary.
4.) Pamper your Beard!
If you have a bearded friend in your life, looking to support a local business, AND want to give back to charity then visit Calabrese’s Barber Shop, 33 West Front Street, Keyport, New Jersey 07735 and purchase their Striper Beard Oil. $1.00 from every bottle purchased will be donated to NY-NJ Baykeeper.
5.) Not going anywhere? Donate your miles!
Most airline and credit card reward points/miles and be converted into a donation to the charity of your choice. Take a look, if your points are about to expire or you have a few extra, please consider making NY/NJ Baykeeper your beneficiary. Capital One makes the process extremely easy.
6.) Drink some more!
Did you know that Finlandia vodka gives 1% of its proceeds to clean water causes? Finlandia has been a great supporter of the Restoration Program – so have a Cranberry Gimlet and enjoy the season knowing your are helping to support NY/NJ Baykeeper’s reef in the Bronx River.
7.) Go out to Dinner!
Eat at Russell & Bette’s (in the old What’s Your Beef Location), 21 West River Road, Rumson, New Jersey 07760 on Thursday, December 22nd and 10% of your bill will go back to NY/NJ Baykeeper. We hope to see you there!
Have any other tips? Questions? Let me know – I’d love to hear from you!
Have a happy holiday season!