TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS
OFFICE OF ALEXANDER MIRABELLA
Scotch Plains Announce Green Team Events in Celebration of Earth Day
The newly-appointed Scotch Plains Green Team is gearing up for Earth Day 2019 as it works with the Township Council towards Sustainable Jersey certification. “I am committed to working alongside the Green Team and the township to make Scotch Plains a greener, more sustainable community,” says Councilwoman Elizabeth Stamler, the governing body’s liaison to the Green Team and the Environmental Commission. “It’s important for residents to know that small changes can have a big impact.”
A variety of activities are planned, including:
- On Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m., join the Green Team for a free screening of the documentary, “The Bin Project,” at the Scotch Plains Library and sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Bring your water in a reusable water bottle; this is a No Plastic Bottle event! Movie snacks will be provided! Be sure to sign the Keep Scotch Plains Green pledge and find out about the town-wide plastic bag reduction campaign. The JCC of Central Jersey will be sponsoring a plastic bag collection and free reusable shopping bags will be available.
- On Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, join us at the Party for the Planet being held on the Alan Augustine Village Green next to the municipal building on Park Avenue. The Department of Parks & Recreation is teaming up with the Green Team to bring you a morning of activities including music by Bash the Trash and the annual free tree distribution. You can also learn the do’s and don’ts of recycling, make a craft, plant some seeds and more!
At the Party for the Planet, you can Recycle Your Bicycle and drop off your gently used outgrown bike. Our bike experts from Dairy Queen in Plainfield will give it an overhaul and get it back on the road for a child in need. You can also learn more about the town-wide plastic bag education campaign featuring distribution of reusable bags in exchange for your plastic ones. Use the bags at local businesses with the Green Team sign in the window to keep Scotch Plains a clean, safe and sustainable community.
The Scotch Plains Green Team is a group of residents, township volunteers and business representatives who work with the Mayor and Township Council to create policies and practices that provide a clean, safe and sustainable community to live, work and play for this and future generations.
For more information about all of these events, please visit www.scotchplainsnj.gov or call 908-322-6700 ext. 314
430 Park Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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