The Denville Green Sustainability Committee
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
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 currently hold a Bronze-level award and in 2017 have applied for recertification for the Silver-level award. 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
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.