Formation of the Ewing Green Team
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.
Ewing Achieves Bronze Level Sustainable Jersey Certification
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.
Ewing Community Visioning Process Begins
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.
Refinement 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.
Completion of Strategic Plan
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.
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.
Build a Scarecrow Contest
October 24, 2015
Participants demonstrate their recycling smarts and creative skills to win ca$h! A unique example of creative place-making with recycling and recycling education.
Green Business Recognition Awards
September 13, 2016
Six businesses in town were recognized for their efforts embracing greener, more sustainable policies and practices. Robbins Pharmacy, Trenton Elks Lodge, Red Star Pizza, Money Management Associates, Ewing Independent Living, and Paul’s Liquor. For more information about these businesses and their accomplishments please see our Ewing Green Businesses page.
The Ewing Green Team’s annual Build a Scarecrow Contest receives an ANEC 2016 Environmental Achievement Award.
The annual awards program recognizes successful projects by environmental commissions, nonprofit organizations and school groups that benefit the local environment.
Build a Scarecrow Contest
October 29, 2016
Participants demonstrate their recycling smarts and creative skills to win ca$h! Our award winning and unique example of creative place-making with recycling and recycling education.
Ewing Achieves SILVER Level Sustainable Jersey Certification
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.
Ewing Achieves Sustainability Champion Award for Medium Size Municipalities
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.
2nd Class of the Ewing Green Business Recognition Program Announced
Surface Technology, Inc. and HomeFront NJ joined the ranks of recognized Green Businesses in Ewing. Both organizations have thoroughly embraced environmental sustainability in their daily management practices, installing roof-top solar systems to lowered their energy costs and new LED lighting in parking lot light fixtures to yield additional savings.
Ewing Fall Spin
The Fifth Annual bike tour of Ewing was held on September 21,2019. Approximately 50 residents and visitors participated in the event and almost $1000 was donated to this year’s beneficiary – Home Front.
The first Ewing Township Annual Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt was held throughout the month of October. This event included 34 scarecrows hosted by businesses and organizations around town. Approximately 75 individuals, families and groups participated in the hunt. An excellent turnout for our first event ever!
The Team earned our second SILVER Sustainable Jersey certification in November 2019. We received a total of 510 points with a total of 46 actions in 16 categories, and are one of only 53 towns in NJ to achieve certification at the SILVER level.