Sustainable Ewing Green Team

Promoting People, the Planet, and Prosperity in Ewing

About

The Ewing Township Sustainable Green Team is composed of a group of concerned Ewing residents dedicated to building a sustainable community in Ewing Township. Current Board

History

The Team was established in 2009 by municipal resolution Sustainable Ewing Resolution [Resolution Authorizing the Participation and Registration in the Sustainable Jersey Municipal Certification Program – April 14, 2009] under the auspices of the Ewing Environmental Commission and was co-chaired by John Hoegl and Peter Boughton.  See our Timeline page for a brief historical overview.

Vision

The Ewing Green Team envisions a Ewing Township that incorporates sustainability into the actions and decision-making processes of community members and municipal offices.  Ewing will be a community that leads in efforts to:

  • create and maintain sustainable ways of living;
  • build strong and diverse economic opportunities; and
  • cultivate a community that welcomes people from all walks of life.

Mission

To achieve our vision, the Ewing Green Team will:

  • Respectfully engage with and respond to the needs of community members to raise awareness of the many issues related to sustainability.
  • Lead, educate, and empower the community to create together paths to a sustainable future.
  • Improve the quality of life in Ewing and our surrounding communities for this and future generations through education, cooperation, and action.

Sustainable Jersey

The Ewing Green Team is part of the statewide Sustainable Jersey effort (www.sustainablejersey.com).  Officially launched in 2009, the Sustainable Jersey program identifies actions that municipalities can implement to go green and then certifies municipalities that have reached recommended milestones.

Sustainable Actions for Municipalities

A sampling of the areas of action includes:

  • promoting energy efficiency;
  • support for local food production, farmland preservation, and buy local programs;
  • establishment of green fleets of municipal vehicles and green purchasing programs;
  • environmental community education and outreach; and
  • improved waste reduction and recycling programs.

Of the 566 municipalities in New Jersey, 376 are already registered and 109 are certified to date.   The Ewing Green Team is currently working towards certification.

Ewing Green Team Initiatives

The team is currently working on a number of projects:

  • A Community Visioning project for Ewing’s sustainable future
  • Local food production and Ewing’s Community Garden(s)
  • Energy efficiency in Township buildings
  • Bike/Pedestrian audit
  • Waste Management (recycling issues)
  • Community Asset Mapping

Meetings

The Ewing Green Team meets (usually) the 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Please check our Calendar (above right column) or the Township calendar for details.

Location

Ewing Senior and Community Center
999 Lower Ferry Road
Ewing, New Jersey 08638

For more information:

Call: Pete Boughton at 609-313-5021 or Joanne Mullowney at 609-883-0862
Email: ewinggreenteam@gmail.com

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