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Come Ride with Us!

June 16th, 2016 | Posted by Julia Siegel in Events - (Comments Off on Come Ride with Us!)

The Green Team in partnership with the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign is organizing a family bike ride on Monday, June 20th, 2016.  We will meet at Borough Hall at 6:30pm and ride along the Orient Way Bike Lane and back.  We hope to see everyone in their helmets and with a friend or two. Rain Date …
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Rutherford Green Team Rides Ahead…

June 16th, 2016 | Posted by Julia Siegel in Events | Projects - (Comments Off on Rutherford Green Team Rides Ahead…)

The Green Team has been active this spring on many Bicycle Activities around town.  With the funding provided by Sustainable Jersey and support of our local Mayor, Council, School Superintendent, School Board, Police, Public Works and Recreation Departments along with Parent and Green Team volunteers, we were happy to be a part of the Mayor’s …
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What should you do with unwanted drugs?

April 27th, 2016 | Posted by Julia Siegel in GreenNews - (Comments Off on What should you do with unwanted drugs?)

  You may have been told previous to flush unneeded drugs, but did you know that has an effect on our waterways, increases the cost to treat the water and even then there are sensitive receptors that are being identified.  DON’T Flush your drugs! You may have been told previous to throw out unneeded drugs, …
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Spring Clean-up Day

April 19th, 2016 | Posted by Julia Siegel in Events - (Comments Off on Spring Clean-up Day)

Join the Green Team this Saturday April 23rd at two different town events that will help make Rutherford Greener! Spring Cleanup Day starts at 9AM at Borough Hall. http://www.rutherford-nj.com/departments/recreation/2016/04/06/clean-up-day/ The annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony will take place at Union School at 11:30AM. If you can’t join us this weekend, we are always looking …
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Year in Review 2014 Edition

December 29th, 2014 | Posted by Julia Siegel in GreenNews - (Comments Off on Year in Review 2014 Edition)

The year 2014 contained its share of milestones for the Rutherford Green Team. This volunteer group whose mission statement is to advise our residents and governing body on sustainable growth and environmental concerns while spearheading exciting new projects and initiatives for Rutherford had several successes while moving forward on many exciting projects.  Working together with …
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Sustained Applause!

December 28th, 2014 | Posted by Julia Siegel in GreenNews - (Comments Off on Sustained Applause!)

Did you know that the Borough of Rutherford is one of only 171 New Jersey towns that are Sustainable Jersey certified?  Rutherford achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the Bronze level for the second time in program year 2014.   Across New Jersey, hundreds of towns are now working on sustainability programs to help the environment …
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Time to inflate the tires!

June 12th, 2014 | Posted by Julia Siegel in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Time to inflate the tires!)

If you’re ready to pick up the charge of the Rutherford Complete Streets program we’re going to meet Wednesday June 18th at 7pm at the Community Garden on Erie Ave.  Please come join us. If you want to know why now?  Just look at what’s going on around us!  To the east, Rebuild by Design…  …
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Grass Growing Season

May 31st, 2014 | Posted by Julia Siegel in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Grass Growing Season)

At the Green Team, we’ve been feverishly finishing up our re-certification process for Sustainable Jersey.  There are a couple of actions that although are part of what we already do in Rutherford, some aren’t always known.  As the weather has turned warmer and the grass around town has begun to grow, I thought it’d be …
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Update on the Tree Nursery

April 10th, 2014 | Posted by Julia Siegel in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Update on the Tree Nursery)

After the snow melted, there are finally signs of spring at the tree nursery.  Over the last few weeks several new trees have been planted in the nursery and many more are prepped and ready to go in the ground around town. As seen below, trees are planted in bags that are then easier to …
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February Meeting

February 25th, 2014 | Posted by Julia Siegel in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on February Meeting)

At our latest meeting of the Green Team we continued to discuss how to increase outreach and participation starting with updating the website www.RutherfordGreenTeam.ORG and hosting a Green Festival in coordination with Arbor Day in April.  We also discussed how the different Borough Committees could work together given there are overlaps and non-functioning committees.   Other …
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