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Green Team Advisory Committee


               

      
Fair Lawn Achieves Sustainable Jersey Certification
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The Borough's 5th Annual Green Fair will be held at Memorial Middle School on April 25, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The highlight this year will be the youth initiatives including the Tower Garden and hydroponic gardening. Topics will include environmental sustainability, solar energy, green roofs, rain barrels, fracking, brownfields, vapor intrusion, safe routes to school initiative, and an educational farm.  Environmental organizations will provide hands on demonstrations and tabletop teaching displays. The Environmental Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Recycling and Clean Communities Division will be present to answer questions.  The Community Garden, Water Ambassadors, Hackensack River Keeper, Garretson Farm, Environmental Clubs from Fair Lawn Schools will also share the experience. The Green Team will offer updates on Fair Lawn’s Sustainable New Jersey status.    

 

A flyer of the event is attached here.

Committee Members:                  
Joan Goldstein - Chairperson            
Deputy Mayor Gail Rottenstrich - Council Liaison
Wendy Alvarez
Richard Bolan
Rosalind Borodkin           
Han Broekman
Michael Ciolino
Ronald Durso
Esther G. Estersohn
Laura Fornelius
Tim Franco
Kenneth Garrison
Jarett King                                     
Mariola Lach
Laura Lander
Patricia LaRocco                
Ron Lottermann 
Brian Metzler  
Alan Neggia                                      
Andrea Piazza
Nancy Sperling       
Carol Wagner                                                               
Kimi Wei                
Jorge Gomez Wei
Ariel Lopez Wei
                                       

Mission Statement:  

       
The Borough of Fair Lawn Green Team Advisory Committee is committed to work with the Mayor, Council, other Borough Committees and citizens to maintain a vital and beneficial community.  This shall be achieved through the implementation of environmental practices and initiatives which will provide a healthy and sustainable Borough and enhance the quality of life for our citizens and their associations.                             

Objective:

  
Our vision for Fair Lawn is to create a community that understands its environmental assets and resources and will act to protect and enhance them. The Green Team, under the direction of the Mayor and Council and interaction with other committees shall lead by example.  In order to achieve this vision, the Green Team Advisory Committee will set goals for the future, use indicators and targets to track progress, and promote and educate government, citizens, businesses, schools, and civic organizations.   By doing this, a Sustainable Fair Lawn will be achieved.

  

Goals:

Collaborate with citizens, employees, government officials and service providers to share resource information and ideas consistent with the Committee’s mission.                

Encourage participation of all citizens and employees to solicit ideas on green initiatives.

Research and analyze green initiatives which make practical environmental and financial sense.

Develop strategies for green initiatives in municipal operations.

Collaborate, research and work with other groups towards becoming “Certified” through Sustainable New Jersey.

Research, review and create a sustainable element in the Borough’s Master Plan.

Research and coordinate efforts to create planning incentives, direct funding and resources towards sustainability.

Promote and educate environmental issues through Green Fairs and Green Challenges.

Recognize and celebrate existing initiatives and programs that the Borough is already doing that support sustainability.

 Links:

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities - Shopping for 3rd Party Energy Suppliers                

Fair Lawn Recycling Information 

U.S. Department of Energy

New Jersey’s Residential Clean Energy Programs

New Jersey’s Commercial/Industrial Clean Energy Programs

New Jersey Renewable Energy Programs      

Sustainable Jersey            

Alliance to Save Energy

Bergen County Utilities Authority

Home Energy Saver - A Web-Based Do It Yourself Energy Audit Tool

PSEG Residential Rebate Programs

Making Earth Day Every Day!            

Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions

Homeowners Guide to Energy Efficiency in your Home

 

Contact Information

Phone: (201) 794-5327
Email: GreenTeam@fairlawn.org

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For more information, please email GreenTeam@fairlawn.org or
call the Fair Lawn Health Department at 201.794.5327