Sustainable Ewing Green Team

Promoting People, the Planet, and Prosperity in Ewing

Green Tips

  • recycleimageGrasscycle – leave your clippings on the lawn!  This will help to supply nutrients to the soil as the clippings break down and reduce township tipping costs.  Don’t throw away free fertilizer with your clippings – grasscycle!
  • Mow your leaves into the grass or compost them.  Recharge your yard and save $!
  • Change your lightbulbs to LEDs and save $.
  • Freecycle – don’t buy new – pass things around!
  • Skip the bottled water.  Don’t add any more plastic than necessary to the waste cycle.
  • Stop idling in your car! Idling for more than 3 minutes is prohibited in New Jersey if your vehicle is not in motion.
  • Opt out of the catalogs you receive that you didn’t ask for with CatalogChoice.org and start your own waste prevention initiative.
  • Share magazines and newspapers. Recycle them when done.
  • Use your own coffee mug at work or on the go instead of disposable cups.
  • Return hangers to your organic dry cleaner.
  • Reuse glass containers and recycle plastic ones.
  • Reuse or return plastic bags to your local supermarkets.
  •  Buy food packaged in paper instead of foam trays.
  • Bring your own containers when shopping for bulk products in the supermarket.
  • Bring your own reusable bag when shopping.
  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones.
  • Crush cans and flatten cartons to reduce volume.
  • Reuse and recycle plastic bags.
  • Plant and preserve trees in your neighborhood. They help minimize the damage caused by surface runoff and remove carbon dioxide from the air.

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