The Irvington Green Team is hereby established as an advisory committee to the Irvington Township Committee.
The General purposes for the Green Team shall include but not be limited to:
Managing Irvington’s participation in the Sustainable Jersey program;
Encouraging the Township staff to pursue sustainable practices where possible and implement the Township Committee’s environmental goals;
At the recommendation of the Township Committee, work with the existing groups within the Township whose actions effect environmental issues so as to eliminate duplication and assure that important tasks are covered;
Provide suggestions for further research and action to the Township Council;
At the direction of the Township Committee, provide advice and suggestions to the Township Planning Board, the Township Board of adjustment and the Township Historic Preservation Commission to assure that environmental issues are considered in their deliberations and actions;
Manage and organize various ad hoc environmental groups within the Township;
Solicit and evaluate environmental ideas and suggestions from the community;
Promote the causes of sustainability within the Township.
Green Team Actions toward sustainable Jersey certification:
The formation of a “Green Team” is the first step in establishing a community sustainability program. Green Teams leverage the skills and expertise of team members to develop plans, implement programs, and assist with educational opportunities that support the creation of a sustainable community. The role is to lead and coordinate the sustainability activities of Irvington Township.
An energy audit of our facilities owned and operated was conducted to establish where and how energy is being used in buildings and facilities, and to identify opportunities for energy and cost savings. The audit process itself does not improve performance, but reveals annual energy use and costs associated with particular buildings and facilities, costs of suggested improvements, potential energy and cost savings, and the length of time that will be needed to recoup improvement costs. In addition, an audit is the first step in many lucrative NJ Clean Energy Programs. An audit also provides data that Irvington needs to create a Carbon Footprint and develop policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Recommendations in an audit can range from improved energy data management, to appropriate energy-saving technologies, to structural improvements and system retrofits, to behavior change strategies for energy conservation.
Irvington Township adopts an ordinance to make our public parks and recreation areas 100% smokefree. All Irvington parks and recreation areas are 100% smokefree under Ordinance MC 3499. Why have smokefree parks? Smokefree parks and recreation areas set a healthy example for children, reducing the chance they will start smoking. Smokefree parks protect people, especially children and seniors, from secondhand smoke, creating a healthy environment for exercise and recreation. Smokefree parks lower cleanup costs, reduce the risk of fire, and protect children and animals from ingesting tobacco waste.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Irvington High School Gymnasium 1253 Clinton Ave, Irvington, NJ 07111 Free Admission On Site Recycle Center Face painting, Youth Activities Vendors, Career Expo, workshop, and Information Green Speaker, businesses Refreshments Presented [...]
Irvington, NJ, October 31, 2014: Sustainable Jersey representatives announced today that Irvington has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification. Irvington Township is one of 144 towns out of 417 registered municipalities that have attained bronze certification. Irvington [...]
The Ladies of Alpha Phi Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Beta Alpha Omega Chapter and The Irvington Green Team Invite you to join them for "Irvington Recycles Reusable Bag Education Program Irvington Community Awareness for America Recycles Day" Location: Chris Gatling Recreation Center [...]