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Sustainable East Amwell
Sustainable Jersey's mission is to empower New Jersey communities to build a better world for future generations with the tools, training and financial incentives necessary to pursue critical sustainability initiatives.
East Amwell's Green Team is working on educational, fun and inspiring Sustainable Jersey initiatives for ALL residents. Take a look at what we're currently working on - and consider joining us to help!
Sustainable Jersey East Amwell Initiative Tracker
|Create a Green Team||Completed||10 Points|
|Create an Environmental Commission||Completed||Required|
|Community Education & Outreach||Completed||5 Points per initiative|
|Green Challenges / Green Fair||Ongoing||10 Points|
|Private Well Testing & Outreach||10 - 25 Points|
|Tree Planting Programs/Protection Ordinance||Ongoing||10 Points|
|Recycling Initiatives (w/ the Recycling Committee)||Completed||5 - 60 Points|
Residents may have noticed more activity within the EC ...
One of our (many) goals is to provide community education and outreach to East Amwell residents on sustainability matters. This includes participating in and planning volunteer opportunities such as Clean Communities events, green fests, tree planting events and other educational activities.
The EC have been working on many CE&O initiatives, such as:
- VIP & website updates, and a quarterly online newsletter from the EC
- Partnering with organizations to provide rain garden/barrel tutorials, and planning a green fest;
- Providing education to residents on tree maintenance and guidance to other committees on various ordinances that may impact environmental standards within the township;
- Planning watershed cleanups with educators on hand;
- Pursuing continuing education opportunities via Project WET, and Rutgers Environmental Steward programs
Mark your calendars for Earth Day, 2023 - the Environmental Commission are proud to revive the Green Fest and it will be full of informative vendors for all to enjoy!
The emerald ash borer has killed millions of trees. Through a grant with Sustainable Jersey, the Commission will be providing tree saplings to residents in 2023 as well as tree maintenance education and deer proofing supplies in an effort to replenish the tree canopy in the Township.