Green Team Advisory Committee
Fair Lawn Achieves Sustainable Jersey Certification
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.
Joan Goldstein - Chairperson
Lisa Swain - Council Liaison
Esther G. Estersohn
Jorge Gomez Wei
Ariel Lopez Wei
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Phone: (201) 794-5327
Join the Fair Lawn NO IDLING Campaign and Help Clean Up Fair Lawn Air. No Idling saves money, helps the climate and saves our lungs.
Take the NO IDLING Pledge.
For more information, please email GreenTeam@fairlawn.org or
call the Fair Lawn Health Department at 201.794.5327