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September 12, 2019 Meeting Agenda

Previous Meeting Minutes

Environmental Commission Project Documents

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Meetings of the Manchester Township Environmental Commission will be held at 6:00 PM in the Municipal Building, 1 Colonial Drive, on the following dates in 2019:

January 10th July 11th
February 14th August 8th
March 14th September 12th
April 11th October 10th
May 9th November 21st
June 13th December 19th

 

Information

Environmental Commission Members                                                       Term Expires

Peggy Middaugh Chairperson 12/31/2021
William Cook Vice Chairperson 12/31/2022
Bill Foor Planning Board Rep 12/31/2019
David Kiernan Member 12/31/2021
Rory Wells Member 12/31/2019
Mary Demarest-Paraan Alternate #1 12/31/2020
Genevieve Stavalo Alternate #2 12/31/2019
Lauren Frazee Secretary

 


News & Announcements

 

Wellness Fair

The Manchester Township Environmental Commission attended the Wellness Fair at Whiting Elementary School on Thursday, June 6th to hand out flyers and brochures that support the education and promotion of environmental awareness in our community. (Left to Right: David Kiernan, Chairperson Peggy Middaugh, Mary Demarest-Paraan)

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MTEC Displays Electric Car in Memorial Day Parade to Raise Awareness for Electric Vehicles



 
The Manchester Township Environmental Commission was proud to participate in this year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony honoring those servicemembers who have given their life in service to our nation.

The ceremony was held at World War II Veteran’s Memorial Park with dozens of Veterans, scouts, first responders and children with patriotic decorated bicycles remembering those who served.

This is the first year the Manchester Environmental Commission participated by placing an electric BMW i3 in the parade.  The 2014 BMW i3 is a purpose-built electric car with seating for four. Constructed of carbon fiber reinforced plastic and aluminum to save weight, the i3’s electric drivetrain gives it a range of 80 to 100 miles.  As auto companies move forward with the electrification of automobiles, offering greater selection and options, these vehicles with zero emissions will mean cleaner air and cleaner environment overall.  We thank private owner and Commission Member Mary Demarest-Paraan for the use of her vehicle.

The Commission has several goals and objectives supporting the education and promotion of environmental awareness in our community.  For more information, or to volunteer please email us at environmentalcommission@manchestertwp.com.

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Manchester Township Environmental Commission Launches “Reducing Our Plastic is Fantastic 2020 Awareness Campaign”

Manchester Township Environmental Commission released this statement in conjunction with their “Reducing Our Plastic is Fantastic 2020 Awareness Campaign”.  The campaign was approved by the commission at their April 11, 2019 public meeting and officially kicks off Earth Day April 22, 2019.  The campaign will have commission members and volunteers participating in township events and educating the public throughout the year leading up to a celebration of Earth Day 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

“The damage from plastic bags, straws and other disposables is unsightly and damaging to our parks, waterways and community in general.  We are hopeful we can do our part to make great strides in changing behavior and becoming a model community.” said Commission Chair Peggy Middaugh.

Commission member Rory Wells also stated “One aspect of the campaign includes the founding of our Environmental Ambassador Program which will give citizens a chance to assist the commission with our efforts and earn a limited-edition inaugural collectors pin.  Many of our citizens already enjoy the outdoors but may not be aware of even simple changes that can reduce use of plastics in our town.”

For more information, or to volunteer, please email us at environmentalcommission@manchestertwp.com

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Manchester Students Decorate Paper Grocery Bags in Celebration of Earth Day 2019


Happy Earth Day!! Once again, the Manchester Township Environmental Commission helped coordinate the Earth Day paper bag project between the elementary schools and local supermarkets to send a message of protecting the earth in celebration of Earth Day. Students created colorful drawings on paper grocery bags supplied by both Stop & Shop and ShopRite. Customers received the colorful bags when they shopped for groceries on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd, 2019.

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