Members of the Ewing Sustainable Green Team and the Ewing Environmental Commission will gather at ComFest at TCNJ on October 6th to educate the public about their mission.  Our hope is to spur participation from community members in creating a sustainable future for Ewing.  At ComFest, the Green Team will have representation from each of its projects throughout the day, tips on sustainable living and activities for kids.

The Ewing Green Team is part of the statewide Sustainable Jersey effort (www.sustainablejersey.org).  Sustainable Jersey’s mission is to promote meaningful environmental change in New Jersey by helping municipalities that want to go green, save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.

The Sustainable Jersey program identifies actions that municipalities can implement to go green and then certifies municipalities that have reached recommended milestones   Of the 566 municipalities in New Jersey, 376 are already registered and 109 are certified to date.   The Ewing team is pleased to announce a recent partnership with TCNJ Bonner Sustainability Scholars for the 2012-13 school year.   The students are trained to assist municipalities in working toward sustainability goals.

A major focus in Ewing this year will be on educating the public about sustainability – what we can do as citizens, what our municipality can do to help, and about the Green Team and how citizens can get involved.   “It’s important in our current economy and especially for future generations to create a more resilient community that can weather economic and resource shifts”, says John Hoegl, Chair.  Green team leadership is excited about its growing and diverse team with a presence on the Township website and Facebook.

The Ewing Green Team meets the 4th Wednesday of each month, 7-9pm at the Ewing Senior and Community Center on Lower Ferry Rd.  For more information, come by the booth at CommFest, or contact  John Hoegl at ewinggreenteam@gmail.com or 609-530-1530.