Sustainable Ewing Green Team

Promoting People, the Planet, and Prosperity in Ewing

Timeline

egtNEWlogoFormation of the Ewing Green Team
2009
The Ewing Green Team was formed by municipal resolution Sustainable Ewing Resolution [Resolution Authorizing the Participation and Registration in the Sustainable Jersey Municipal Certification Program – April 14, 2009] .  The first meeting was May 27th and the first chair was John Hoegl.


SNJ_EWING_RGBEwing Achieves Bronze Level Sustainable Jersey Certification
November 2013
Spearheaded by EGT activists, Ewing Twp. submitted for SJ certification for the first time and was awarded 185 Sustainable Jersey points achieving Bronze level certification.


CBP_0965Ewing Community Visioning Process Begins
June 2014
On June 7th a group of concerned Ewing citizens participated in our first Community Conversation: Preserving Our Past, Transforming Our Future to begin a process of creating a comprehensive community sustainability plan.


IMG_8140Refinement and Amplification of Visioning Results
July 2014 – January 2015
In the months following the initial visioning event, citizens and EGT members worked to clarify and amplify suggestions and prioritize actions.


strategicplanCompletion of Strategic Plan
January 2015
Participants in the original visioning process were invited back in January to view the results of the months of work on suggested actions and to offer input and additional suggestions.  The finalized Strategic Plan  was released after the conclusion of the Visioning 2 session.   See the EGT Strategic Sustainability Plan.


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Building the Ewing of the Future
Feb 2015 and beyond
Seven (7) action areas  with twenty-one (21) tasks were prioritized during the visioning agenda.  These actions will be the focus of the Green Team’s activities in the next few years.


fallspinlogo4Ewing Fall Spin
October 24, 2015
The Ewing Green Team’s first ever bike tour of Ewing, promoting healthy lifestyles,  to raise awareness of bicycle safety and promote a more bikeable Ewing.


buildascarecrow2015Build a Scarecrow Contest
October 24, 2015
Participants demonstrate their recycling smarts and creative skills to win ca$h!  A unique example of creative place-making with recycling and recycling education.


GreenCertGreen Business Recognition Awards
September 13, 2016
Six businesses in town were recognized for their efforts embracing greener, more sustainable policies and practices.  Robbins Pharmacy, Trenton Elks Lodge, Red Star Pizza, Money Management Associates, Ewing Independent Living, and Paul’s Liquor.  For more information about these businesses and their accomplishments please see our Ewing Green Businesses page.


img_2576The Ewing Green Team’s annual Build a Scarecrow Contest receives an ANEC 2016 Environmental Achievement Award.
The annual awards program recognizes successful projects by environmental commissions, nonprofit organizations and school groups that benefit the local environment.  


fallspinflyer2016webEwing Fall Spin
September 24, 2016
The Ewing Green Team’s 2nd annual bike tour of Ewing, to promote healthy lifestyles,  raise awareness of bicycle safety and promote a more bikeable Ewing.

 


scarecrowflyerimageBuild a Scarecrow Contest
October 29, 2016
Participants demonstrate their recycling smarts and creative skills to win ca$h! Our award winning and unique example of creative place-making with recycling and recycling education.

 


SNJ_EWING_RGBEwing Achieves SILVER Level Sustainable Jersey Certification
October 2016
Spearheaded by EGT activists, Ewing Twp. resubmitted for SJ certification and was awarded 460 Sustainable Jersey points achieving SILVER level certification.  Of the 565 registered municipalities in New Jersey, Ewing is one of only 41 towns that have attained recognition at this level.  The award was accepted by Mayor Bert Steinmann, Ewing Twp. staff and Green Team members at the NJ League of Municipalities Conference in November 2016.


15156929_1374265935951017_1835091660606960737_oEwing Achieves Sustainability Champion Award for Medium Size Municipalities
October 2016
This additional Sustainable Jersey award is  given to the municipality which achieved the highest number of points in its population category.  Medium Size municipalities have populations between 5,000 and 39,999 .  The award was accepted by the Green Team members at the NJ League of Municipalities Conference in November 2016.  EGT Co-Chair Michael Nordquist spoke about our efforts.


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