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The Denville Green Sustainability Committee

About Us

Our Committee is comprised of volunteers and appointed Township officials. It was established through an ordinance in order to both recommend environmental sustainability measures for our town and to promote awareness and education on this important topic.

Meet Our Current Members

Thomas Andes, Mayor     John Ciardi, Facilities Manager 
 Donald Tidey, Chair    Carlos Perez, Director of Health
 John Murphy, Vice Chair - Council Liaison   John Egbert, Director of Public Works
 Phyllis Carey, Secretary   John Ruschke, Township Engineer
 Dino Cappello, Board of Education Liaison  Richard Gawel
 Tom Zollo  Peter Jarmulowicz
 Susan Filauro    Rupande Mehta
 Dennis Goldstein  Christi Rokicki
Nick Charette  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

How We Make a Difference

We set examples through our activities and our participation in various “green” events and programs.  We coordinate sustainability topics and initiatives with the Township’s Council, Committees, Administration, and its Civic groups as well.  We are the channel to Sustainable Jersey, with whom we have achieved certification. Our Facebook site encourages sustainability practices and serves as a knowledge-based resource through our pertinent postings and announcements. 

Our Certification with Sustainable Jersey

The Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey (Ewing Township) manages statewide support to communities pursuing sustainable development with training, tools, and financial incentives. 

Through our Committee the town of Denville has actively participated in the rigorous Sustainable Jersey Certification Program, and certified since 2010. 

"We are very pleased to announce  that Denville has achieved the Institute's Silver-level award for the 2017-20 cycle." 

Additionally, Denville Board of Education proudly participates in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program as well. Get the details at www.sustainablejersey.com

Some of Our Continuing Township Activities

  • Arbor Day Tree Planting                                      
  • Host our Annual Green Fair                    
  • Promote Anti-Idling School Program
  • Participant in School Green Events
  • Participant in Rid-Litter Day    
  • Rotary Club Street Festival Participant
  • Host our “Library Lecture Series”
  • Host Shred Day Event                                            
  • Promote Recycling with the MCMUA
  • Participant in the Rockaway River Clean-up Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation Supporter

Learn More

We invite all to visit our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/denvillegreenteam/

Would you like to sit in at one of our meetings as a guest? Select “Quick Links” at this Denville homepage, then choose “volunteer signup”.  Our regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in the Municipal building with Ad hoc meetings held as required.