Green Team

Green Fair


Sunday, April 23, 2017 From 11:00AM to 5:00PM
In Taylor Park, Main Street, Millburn NJ 07041
Rain or Shine
The more you know, the better for everyone!
Be curious…

Where should I hike in South Mountain Reservation? * How do I recycle packing styrofoam? * Why should I use native plants? * What are medicinal plants and herbs? * Can I really keep bee hives in my yard? * Where does my curbside recycling go? * And what about my trash? * How does fostering a pet better the community? * What is Re:Yard? * Why should I use reusable bags every time I shop? * What is a Bag Monster? * Is it really better to drink tap water rather than bottled? * Can I donate my organs? * What is PreCycling and why does it matter? * What should I do with my empty toothpaste tube? ( Bring it with you for TerraCycle collection ) * Where can I find Peace Education information? * What can I do about the water in my yard after it rains? * Is the NJ State Assembly concerned about sustainability? * Who are my municipal representatives? * How can I go on a Curiosity Quest, or two or
three?

Become aware of the connection between your actions and the environment. Obtain the tools and information needed to become empowered to act as a responsible steward of the planet. Learn
why and how to adopt simple sustainable living practices. There will be over 40 educational & fun exhibits displayed, family-friendly ecological short films shown, bands performing and NJ
Assemblyman John F. McKeon speaking. The Millburn Street Fair will take place simultaneously on
Millburn Avenue.

Scheduled times for speaker and films to be posted here. Please check back before the Green Fair.
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Green Team Meeting Schedule- 2017


All meetings will be held in the Williamsburg Room located on the 2nd floor in the Millburn Library.
January 31st: 7-8pm Completed
February 23rd: 7-8pm Completed
March 28th: 7-8pm
April 13th: 7-8pm
May 30th: 7-8pm
June 27th: 7-8pm

Sustainable Jersey


Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. Launched in 2009, they are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support and reward communities as they pursue sustainability programs. Millburn was awarded the Bronze certification in 2010 and again in 2013, and Silver status in 2015. For more information, please visit the Sustainable Jersey website.

Green Team Collaboration


The Millburn Township Green Team is working in collaboration with the Green Teams of Maplewood and South Orange on a number of sustainability endeavors for the benefit of all 3 communities. Sustainable Jersey's 2016 Collaboration Award was presented to these 3 Green Teams in recognition of their joint community efforts.
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re:Yard- A Better Yard Care Initiative


Yard is a community-oriented program that awards lawns, gardens and yards for being sustainable and reducing many of environmental impacts from standard yard care.

The goal for the re:Yard certification is to encourage, support and celebrate a wide-variety of options to reduce and eliminate these impacts in diverse ways. To take part in the program, go to http://www.reyard.org/

Learn more about re:Yard and register at the re:Yard table at the April 23, 2017 Green Fair!

Composter Sale


You will be able to purchase a composter at the Green Fair on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. The composter will be on display, and orders will be taken for purchase. Checks should be made payable to Millburn Township in the amount of $125.
 
To complement the re:Yard initiative, the Green Team is currently selling a tumbling composter. The Dueling Wizard Tumbler is a unique model allowing for the “cooking” of 2 batches of compost simultaneously. To encourage the practice of home composting, the reduction of trash and the creation of healthy soil, these composters are being sold at cost for the unbeatable price of $125.00. Please download the Composter Model Details (PDF) for more additional information. To order a composter, please send an email for more information.

Environmental Education


Millburn Green Fair 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In Taylor Park, Main St., Millburn
Discover...become aware at the Millburn Green Fair!


Millburn Township Recycles 

America Recycles Day Pledge 2017


America Recycles Day is November 15 and the Green Team is engaging residents to sign a recycling pledge. Residents of Millburn Township are encouraged to recognize America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful by taking the Pledge on this site. The ongoing Pledge and the link to Recyclables is part of Millburn's effort to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year!

See link below for the Pledge:

America Recycles Day Pledge 2017

Take the recycling pledge at the Green Fair! Sunday, April 23rd, 2017!

Polystyrene Collection Bin at the Department of Public Works Yard

Bring all CLEAN, DRY and WHITE polystyrene to the collection bin. Please do not deposit peanuts, egg cartons or any food related foam product into the bin. DO NOT place polystyrene in your curbside single stream recycling as it will NOT be recycled.



Plastic Bag & Film Recycling


All materials listed in the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling (PDF) may be brought to retail store collection bins such as Target, Shop Rite, Best Buy, Staples. DO NOT place plastic bags or plastic film in your curbside single stream recycling as it will NOT be recycled.