MILLBURN TOWNSHIP GREEN TEAM
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 Bronze certification in 2010 and again in 2013, and will strive to achieve Silver status with the next certification. For more information, go to http://www.sustainablejersey.com/
The Millburn Township Green Team has joined with the Green Teams of Maplewood and South Orange on a number of endeavors over the past year, combining the three communities' efforts to go green, save money and take steps to sustain the quality of all our lives over the long term. As a result of this teamwork, the three towns were awarded Sustainable Jersey's 2013 Collaboration Award.
Film Showing - TRASHED, Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00 pm.
The Green Teams of Millburn, Maplewood and South Orange will host a free screening of the powerful environmental documentary “TRASHED” on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Millburn Public Library at 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ. Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons, as investigator and guide, explores the global waste crisis and the environmental and human costs of mankind’s excessive generation and irresponsible disposal of waste materials. The film is of acute relevance for Essex County, where the great majority of waste is burned and recycling occurs far less frequently than is possible. This film charts a course of true sustainability that focuses on waste prevention and recycling. TRASHED is a global conversation between Irons and scientists, politicians and individuals. Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful, an interplay between human interest and a political wake-up call. But TRASHED ends on a message of hope by showing how the risks to our survival can easily be averted through use of sustainable, non-polluting approaches.
Refreshments and Q&A will follow. TRASHED is recommended for audience members 12 years and over.
Better Lawns Initiative:
Our next project will be a Better Lawns initiative. Planning is underway for the spring, beginning with a film (TBD) to be shown in March or April at the Millburn Library, to be followed by educational programs promoting a healthier environment and beautiful yards. Stay tuned.
Plastic Bag and Packaging Film Recycling Flyer - Materials can only be recycled at the Township Public Works Yard. No plastic bags or film packaging should be placed in curbside recycling.