If you need to ask what “going green” means, then you are probably not part of the movement to conserve energy, and well, in a nutshell, save the planet. Of course you have heard of global warming and the dire predictions by former Vice President Al Gore and a host of scientists from around the world. But what are we doing right here in Hudson County to conserve energy and make our environment safer for generations to come?
There was a time not that long ago, when Hudson County was known for its toxic waste dumps, much of it created by factories that produced carcinogens that leaked into the land, air, marshes and local rivers. But in the 1980’s, there was a slow but steady change to start cleaning up the toxic sites, along with a massive new urban renewal of the waterfronts in Hudson County that drew corporations and developers to Hudson County. Today, Hudson County is considered by many city, state and national organizations as one of the most progressive counties when it comes to cleaning up and protecting the environment.