Ewing 3rd Annual Fall Spin a “Great Ride”

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, residents from Ewing and other Mercer County townships enjoyed glorious weather and a great ride during the Ewing Green Team’s 3rd Annual Fall Spin. Nearly 50 riders, including a team from the Ewing Police Department, participated in the bike event that began and ended at Campus Town.  Mayor Bert Steinmann kicked off the ride at the college’s Campus Town. Bikers had the option of a short 8-mile tour of Ewing neighborhoods, or a longer, 18-mile tour. Upon completion of the ride, bikers were invited over to Community Fest to join in with the fun and festivities that were already underway.

The theme for this year’s ride, “Bike Riding for a Healthier You” was organized in part, to highlight September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and all proceeds from the event were donated to the American Cancer Society’s Run for Dad event in support of prostate cancer awareness and research.

According to EGT Member and Bike Ride Coordinator, Garry Keel, “Each year we continue to refine the event so that participants enjoy the day, get a little exercise and meet new folks. Feedback from this year’s participants indicated that the most enjoyable part was meeting their neighbors and seeing different parts of the township.  We are grateful to our business sponsors: RJ’s Café, Philly Pretzel Factory, and Knapp’s Cyclery, as well as the Ewing Recreation Department, for their support of this year’s event. And we’ve already begun planning for next year. We welcome anyone interested in helping us plan the 2018 Fall Spin.”

Many thanks to EGT member Mark Wetherbee for the photos.

Ewing Township Community Festival

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.