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“The World As We Knew It”
Sustainable Book Group October 18th Zoom

The Sustainable Book Group (SBG) for Ocean City and Upper Twp. will be discussing “The World As We Knew It” by Amy Brady and Tajja Isen on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, @ 7 pm, via Zoom.

Register in advance to receive the Zoom link for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SustainableBookGroup18Oct

Monthly SBG discussions feature books about the changing climate / environment and related topics.

Full details on SBG page here.

  • Posted 28 Sep 2022

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Upper Township Green Team Meetings for September

When: Tuesday, Sept. 13th, 2022 1:00 pm (Please Note: This will be a brief meeting to gather status. Full meeting for this month will be held on Sept. 14th at 7 pm.)

Register in advance for the Zoom link to this meeting: https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeamTues1pm13ep2022

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In addition, a second meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 7 pm.
Register in advance for the Zoom link to this meeting: https://bit.ly/U-TwpGreenTeamWed7pm14Sep2022

UTGT website > https://uppertwpgreenteam.wordpress.com

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– Updated 09 Sep 2022; Posted on UTGT FB 29 Aug 2022

Book Group Selection for Sept. 20th

“Hope Matters” & “Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals”
Sustainable Book Group September 20th Zoom

The Sustainable Book Group (SBG) for Ocean City and Upper Twp. will be discussing two (2) books:
Hope Matters by Elin Kelsey  and  Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals by Roanne Van Voorst
on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, @ 7 pm, via Zoom.

Register in advance to receive the Zoom link for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SustainableBookGroup20Sept

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this virtual meeting. Full details on SBG page here.

  • Posted 09 Sep 2022

Upper Township Green Team Meetings for August

When: Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 1:00 pm
Register in advance for the Zoom link to this meeting: https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeamTues1pm09Aug2022

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
In addition, a second meeting will be held Wednesday, August 10th at 7 pm.
Register in advance for the Zoom link to this meeting: https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeamWed7pm10Aug2022

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Book Group Selection for Aug. 16th

“Attainable Sustainable”
Sustainable Book Group August 16th Zoom
The Sustainable Book Group (SBG) for Ocean City and Upper Twp. will be discussing the book Attainable Sustainable” by Kris Bordessa on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, @ 7 pm, via Zoom. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SustainableBookGroup16Aug 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this virtual meeting. Full details on SBG page here.

  • Posted 24 July 2022

Local Food / Produce Awareness

New reference pages for local area Farmers Markets and Roadside Farm Stands & Food Pantries in Upper Twp. See menu tabs above or these page links for details:
Food Stands | Farmers Markets | Food Pantries

  • Updated 24 July 2022; Posted 22 Jun 2022

Upper Township Green Team Meetings for June

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 1:00 pm
Register in advance for the Zoom link to this meeting:  https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeamTues1pm14June2022

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
In addition, a second meeting will be held Wednesday, June 15th at 7 pm.
Register in advance for the Zoom link to this meeting:  https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeamWed7pm15June2022

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Green Schools in Atlantic and Cape May Counties
Focus of Sustainable Jersey Hub Mixer May 18th

The Sustainable Jersey Atlantic-Cape May Counties Regional Hub will hold a special in-person mixer to offer information on “green schools” on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 6pm, at Hidden Sands Brewery, 6754 Washington Ave., Egg Harbor Township.

The free event will highlight local school champions and resources available to schools.   

School and municipality Green Team members are encouraged to attend. In addition, education and local government officials and staff are invited.  Please register online >  https://bit.ly/ACMHubMay18Meeting . Light refreshments will be served along with a cash bar.

  • Posted 12 May 2022

Upper Township Green Team Zoom Meetings for May

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 1:00 pm
Register in advance for the Zoom link to this meeting: https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeamTues1pm10May2022
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.
In addition, a second meeting will be held Wednesday, May 11th at 7 pm.
Register in advance for the Zoom link to this meeting: https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeamWed7pm11May2022
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– Post 06 May 2022

Shredding Truck for Businesses & Residents

The annual Shredding Truck Earth Day Event, sponsored by the Upper Twp. Business Association (UTBA), will be held Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 9 am til 12 noon at Foglio’s Flooring Center, 344 S. Shore Road, Marmora.

This is the 8th year for this free event for businesses and residents in the Township of Upper and is held in partnership with the Upper Township Green Team.

Shredding “Housekeeping” Details:
There is a limit of five (5) banker boxes. All binders and metal clips should be removed before bringing your papers to the event for shredding.
When boxes of paper are dumped into the recycle carts, attendees will be able to watch as the documents are then transferred to the truck for actual on-site shredding.
Participants are encouraged to take their empty boxes with them.
Please do not bring any plastic bags to the shredding event.
Shredding event attendees are encouraged to drop off Food Pantry donations.

Information Handouts:
The UTBA will be giving out a free re-usable shopping bag containing the 2022 edition of the Upper Twp. Community Guide and informational fliers, discount coupons and items from businesses and non-profits organizations in the Twp.
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– Updated 29 Apr 2022

U-Twp. Green Team Summary
April 2022 “Earth Month” Activities

2022 marks the 9th year for the Upper Township Green Team (UTGT) and its support of sustainability in the Township of Upper, Cape May County.

The Township of Upper received a 5th Certification with the Sustainable Jersey program in 2020, having submitted Actions for accreditation during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Township is currently one of the 215 certified New Jersey municipalities.

During the “Earth Month” of April 2022, the UTGT plans several outreach activities to support our community:

 AARP Meeting at Ocean City Library
The Green Team will participate in an Earth Day program for the OCNJ AARP Chapter meeting in Ocean City on Friday, April 22nd, at 12:30 pm in the Ocean City Free Library Lecture Hall.  UTGT Chairperson Ralph Cooper will review the Sustainable Jersey and Sustainable Schools program along with the Atlantic – Cape May Counties Regional Hub, with opportunities for local participation.  For information on this hybrid (in-person and virtual Zoom) check the AARP Facebook page >  https://www.facebook.com/OCNJAarp

Cape May County Earth Day
On Saturday, April 23rd the U-Twp. Green Team will be tabling at the Zoo Park in Cape May Court House for the annual Cape May County Earth Day.  For event details, visit > https://bit.ly/cmcEarthDay23April

Shredding Truck and Green Event
The U-Twp. Green Team will partner with the Upper Twp. Business Association (UTBA) for the 8th annual Shredding Truck and Green Event to be held on Saturday, April 30th at the Foglio Flooring Center parking lot in Marmora.  Details: https://upperbiz.com/whats-up-in-upper-township

Sustainable Book Group
The Sustainable Book Group (SBG) for Ocean City and Upper Twp. hold a Zoom discussion session about the book “Regeneration” by Paul Hawken on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 7 pm.  See Book Group page for details and to register for Zoom link.

The Sustainable Book Group is partnering with the Ocean City Free Public Library and the Upper Cape Branch of the Cape May County Library. The libraries will provide extra copies of selected books each month. Participants in the Book Group can check with their library for book availability and reserving holds. > www.oceancitylibrary.org | www.cmclibrary.org  Copies of SBG featured books can also be purchased at Sun Rose Words & Music, 756 Asbury Ave, Ocean City | www.sunrosebooks.com

Previous SBG discussion books: Mar. – “Water – A Biography,” by Giulio Boccaletti; Feb. – “Saving Us” by Katherine Hayhoe; Jan. – “Rescuing the Planet” by Tony Hiss.   May 24th will mark the 5th  monthly meeting of the Sustainable Book Group for UTOC. For any additional information, see the UTGT website or contact Ralph Cooper at uppercapesustainability@gmail.com | (m) 609.464.0920.

Upper Cape Sustainability
Upper Cape Sustainability is a group encompassing Green Teams, Environmental Commissions and like-minded individuals in the 5-towns of northern Cape May County, New Jersey: Upper Township, Ocean City, Woodbine, Sea Isle City and Dennis Township. Collaboration opportunities are shared on the group’s Facebook page and emails.
 https://www.facebook.com/Upper-Cape-Sustainability-101587525761894

Preparing for the Statewide Single-Use Plastic Ban
The Green Team website has information and links about New Jersey Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, effective on May 4th, which prohibits (with limited exceptions) the provision or sale of single-use plastic carryout bags, polystyrene foam (aka “Styrofoam”) and with plastic straws only available upon request.
See additional details and agency links > https://uppertwpgreenteam.wordpress.com/reusable-shopping-bags

Volunteer Nonprofits in Upper Twp.
The Upper Twp. Green Team has developed and maintains a community resource guide of volunteer opportunities with a range of nonprofits that provide services for residents here in Upper Township.
https://uppertwpgreenteam.wordpress.com/volunteer-nonprofits-impacting-u-twp

Regional Hub Meeting May 18th
A meeting the of the Atlantic – Cape May County Green Teams Sustainable Jersey Regional Hub will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at 6 pm at the Hidden Sands Brewery in EHT. The focus of the gathering will be sharing sustainable stories on collaboration opportunities for schools and Green Teams in the 2-counties. > https://atlanticcapemayregionalhub.wordpress.com

U-Twp. Green Team Meetings
The next UT Green Team meeting will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 1 pm and Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7 pm on Zoom. Check the Green Team website What’s New page for the advance registration links for each of the two sessions.

– Posted 17 Apr 2022

Sustainable Book Group OCUT

“Regeneration” by Paul Hawken
Sustainable Book Group April 19th Zoom

The Sustainable Book Group for Ocean City and Upper Twp. will be Zooming a discussion session about the book “Regeneration” by Paul Hawken on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 7 pm

Please register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SustainableBookGroup19April

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

These monthly discussions feature books about the changing climate / environment and related topics.

The Sustainable Book Group is partnering in conjunction with the Ocean City Free Public Library and the Upper Cape Branch of the Cape May County Library. The libraries will provide extra copies of selected books each month. Participants in the Book Group can check with their library for book availability and reserving holds. > www.oceancitylibrary.org | www.cmclibrary.org

Copies of “Regeneration” by Paul Hawken can be purchased at Sun Rose Words & Music, 756 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226 | www.sunrosebooks.com

Information about this book can be found at these links:
Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation by Paul Hawken
https://regeneration.org/home  |  https://paulhawken.com

Please join us for discussions, book reviews, book recommendations, etc. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Registered attendees for April 19th will receive a Reader’s Guide with a discussion outline and reference links about the book.

Please register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SustainableBookGroup19April

To recommend a book for the month of May or for any additional information, please contact Ralph Cooper at uppercapesustainability@gmail.com | (m) 609.464.0920.

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  • Updated 28 Mar 2022

Upper Township Green Team Meetings for April

When: Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022 1:00 pm
Register in advance for the Zoom link to this meeting:  https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeamTues1pm12Apr2022
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
In addition, a second meeting will be held Wednesday, April 13th at 7 pm.
Register in advance for the Zoom link to this meeting:  https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeamWed7pm13Apr2022

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  • 25 Mar 2022

“Water – A Biography,” by Giulio Boccaletti 
Sustainable Book Group Mar. 15th Zoom

The new Sustainable Book Group for Ocean City and Upper Twp. holds monthly Zoom discussions on books about the changing climate / environment and related topics.

On Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2022, 7 pm, we will be Zooming a discussion about the book “Water -A Biography,” by Giulio Boccaletti. 

Please register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SustainableBookGroup15Mar 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Sustainable Book Group is partnering in conjunction with the Ocean City Free Public Library and the Upper Cape Branch of the Cape May County Library. The libraries will provide extra copies of selected books each month. Participants in the Book Group can check with their library for book availability and reserving holds. > www.oceancitylibrary.org | www.cmclibrary.org

Copies of “Water – A Biography” will also be available for purchase at Sun Rose Words & Music, 756 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226 | www.sunrosebooks.com

Please join us for discussions, book reviews, book recommendations, etc.

Registered attendees for Mar. 15th will receive a Reader’s Guide with a discussion outline and reference links about the book.

Please register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SustainableBookGroup15Mar

For the month of April, the Sustainable Book Group will be reading “Regeneration” by Paul Hawken.

For any additional information about the Sustainable Book Group OCUT or to be added to their email list, please contact Ralph Cooper at uppercapesustainability@gmail.com | (m) 609.464.0920.

Keep in touch with U-Twp. Green Team activities on our website.
https://uppertwpgreenteam.wordpress.com/

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Upper Twp. Sustainable Jersey Green Team meetings

March – Upper Twp. Sustainable Jersey Green Team meetings
When: Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022 1:00 pm
Register in advance for this meeting here: https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeam1pm08Mar2022
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please note that there will also be second Green Team meeting Wednesday evening, Mar. 9th at 7 pm for those that are not available during the workday on Tuesday.
The Zoom link for this follow-on meeting is https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeam7pm09Mar2022
Keep in touch with U-Twp. Green Team activities on our website.
https://uppertwpgreenteam.wordpress.com/
– Updated 03 Mar 2022

“Saving Us” by Katherine Hayhoe
– Sustainable Book Group Feb. 15th Zoom

The Sustainable Book Group for Ocean City and Upper Twp. will discuss the book “Saving Us” by Katherine Hayhoe in a virtual meeting Tuesday, Feb. 15th, 2022, 7 pm on Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SustainableBookGroup15Feb 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Sustainable Book Group is partnering in conjunction with the Ocean City Free Public Library and the Upper Cape Branch of the Cape May County Library. The libraries will provide extra copies of selected books each month. Participants in the Book Group can check with their library for book availability and reserving holds. > www.oceancitylibrary.org | www.cmclibrary.org

Copies of Saving Us are also available for purchase at Sun Rose Words & Music, 756 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226 | www.sunrosebooks.com

Please join us for discussions, book reviews, book recommendations, etc.

Registered attendees for Feb. 15th will receive a Reader’s Guide with a discussion outline and reference links about the book.

Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist, now based with The Nature Conservancy and her book “Saving Us” lays out strategies for discussing the climate crisis.

A Rolling Stone interview with Hayhoe in March 2020 is here > https://bit.ly/RSinterviewHayhoe

In January, the Sustainable Book Group met with the author Tony Hiss and discussed his book “Rescuing the Planet.” A recording of that session is posted on the Upper Cape Sustainability – YouTube Channel > https://bit.ly/UCSYouTubeChannel

For the month of March, the Sustainable Book Group will be reading “Water -A Biography,” by Giulio Boccaletti. 

Please remember to register in advance for the Feb. 15th book discussion “Saving Us” > https://bit.ly/SustainableBookGroup15Feb 

For any additional information the Sustainable Book Group, please contact Ralph Cooper at uppercapesustainability@gmail.com | (m) 609-464-0920.

For other sustainable news here in U-Twp. and with the Upper Cape Sustainability visit the UTGT website > https://uppertwpgreenteam.wordpress.com

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Upper Twp. Sustainable Jersey Green Team meetings

Upper Twp. Sustainable Jersey Green Team meetings
When: Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022 1:00 pm
Register in advance for this meeting here:  https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeam1pm08Feb2022

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please note that there will also be an evening Green Team meeting on Feb. 8th at 7 pm.
The Zoom link for this follow-on meeting is https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeam7pm08Feb2022

Keep in touch with U-Twp. Green Team activities on our website.
https://uppertwpgreenteam.wordpress.com/

– Updated 03 Feb 2022
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– Posted 29 Jan 2022

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Upper Twp. Sustainable Jersey Green Team meetings

When: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 1:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting here:  https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeam11Jan2022

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please note that there will also be an evening Green Team meeting on Jan. 11th at 7 pm.
The Zoom link for this follow-on meeting is here: https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeam7pm11Jan2022

Keep in touch with U-Twp. Green Team activities on this website.
– Posted 27 Dec 2021
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“Rescuing The Planet” Author to join
Sustainable Book Group Jan. 18th Zoom

The new Sustainable Book Group for Ocean City and Upper Twp. holds monthly Zoom discussions on books about the changing climate / environment and related topics.

On Tuesday, Jan. 18th, 2022, 7 pm, we will be Zooming a discussion about the book “Rescuing the Planet” by Tony Hiss and the author will be joining us on the call.

Tony Hiss contacted our new Sustainable Book Group during Christmas week. He’ll be giving a summary of his book and will do Q & A with the Group.   

Our next meeting on Zoom Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 at 7 pm. 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://bit.ly/SustainableBookGroup18Jan

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Sustainable Book Group is in conjunction with the Ocean City Free Public Library. The library will provide copies of selected books each month. Participants in the Book Group will need to have a patron Library card to check out books.

Please join us for discussions, book reviews, book recommendations, etc.

A review of Rescuing the Planet is here > www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/tony-hiss/rescuing-the-planet/

For any additional information, please contact Ralph Cooper at uppercapesustainability@gmail.com | (m) 609-464-0920.

– Posted 27 Dec 2021

Upper Twp. Sustainable Jersey Green Team meeting

When: Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 01:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting here: https://bit.ly/UTwpGreenTeam14Dec2021

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Posted 29 Nov 2021

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Upper Township Green Team Hosts Free

Tuckahoe River Rain Barrel Workshop Oct. 26th

The Upper Twp. Sustainable Jersey Green Team will host a Rain Barrel Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 26th 2021, 5:30 pm at the Upper Twp. Wellness Center, 1369 Stagecoach Rd, Ocean View, NJ 08230.

The workshop, for Upper Township residents, is being coordinated by the Green Team member in partnership with the NJ Watershed Ambassador program and the Surfrider Foundation South Jersey Chapter.  

The event will include a water conservation presentation as well as guided instruction session for attendees to build their own rain barrel.

This is a limit of ten (10) reservations for this event. The barrels and related hardware will be provided at no charge for attendees.

If you would like to participate, registration is required with the Green Team’s Eventbrite page linked here:

https://uppertwpgreenteam.eventbrite.com

Because of the limited number of available barrels, walk-ins will not be accepted for this event, so your RSVP is important to ensure a seat at the table.   

Please take advantage of this opportunity to engage with us and help maintain and grow our sustainable best practices here in Upper Township.

For questions and other information, please contact the Green Team at uppertwpgreenteam.yahoo.com  .

Reference links > https://uppertwpgreenteam.wordpress.com  | www.facebook.com/UpperTwpGreenTeam

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  • Posted 02 Oct 2021

See Green Team Journal Page
for periodic updates on sustainable topics.

Drive Electric Week Sept 29th Events
Hosted at ACUA Environmental Park 

ACUA will be hosting two distinct events to celebrate National Drive Electric Week on Wednesday, September 29.

Part 1 – Virtual Lunch and LearnFrom 12 to 1 p.m., ACUA will host a free virtual “Lunch and Learn” over Zoom, featuring industry experts who will share the latest developments and incentives for NJ drivers and fleet owners.  
Presenters include:

  •  Andrea Friedman from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Drive Green Program
  •  Eve Gabel-Frank from ChargEVC
  •  James Sherman from Climate Change Mitigation Technologies
  • Dr. Patrick Hossay from Stockton University

These experts will share information on a variety of topics including NJ incentives and policy developments, new technology, efforts to address barriers to EV adoption and to improve access to the EV charging infrastructure as well as information on medium and heavy-duty EV trucks and equipment. There’s a lot of great information to squeeze into an hour, but we will be sure to save time for you to ask questions!
To get the Zoom link, register here: ACUA National Drive Electric Celebration

The second part of the event (see the separate event post) – an in-person vehicle show, happens from 4-6 at ACUA, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Twp. Come over – check out some great cars, trucks and event e-bikes. Bring your questions and share them with EV drivers, riders and owners.##

Part 2 – In-person EV Car Show Sep. 29!
From 4 to 6 p.m., ACUA will host an in-person car show at ACUA’s Environmental Park located at 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ. EV drivers and the EV curious are invited to the ACUA for the return of this popular in-person event that gives participants a chance to see many different types of EVs at one location AND to ask important questions to people who have direct experience driving, charging and maintaining these vehicles.

Do you drive electric? Show off  your electric ride at ACUA!
Our event will include plug-in hybrid vehicles, all electric vehicles, and electric bicycles too.   Join us!
The event is free and open to everyone. 
If you are bringing your EV, we encourage you to register here: www.acua.com/driveelectric

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  • Posted 27 Sep 2021

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Page Last Updated: 29 Mar 2022 

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