Runnemede, New Jersey

Runnemede Sustainable Jersey Green Team Advisory Committee

Catherine Hornibrook – Chair
Patty Adair – Co-Chair
Eleanor Kelly – Council Liaison/Secretary

Meetings held
Third Mondays of month in Court Room

Vision

The Green Team will establish ecologically sustainable practices in Runnemede by leading and/or supporting community efforts to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment. By supporting actions and policies that preserve the natural beauty and historical character of the community, the Green Team will ensure that future generations enjoy a stronger, healthier and greener Runnemede. We are committed to the principle that conserving today will preserve tomorrow.

Mission

To increase sustainability by engaging in educational campaigns, collaborating with community and municipal groups to implement sound environmental initiatives, connecting with the arts and the creative sector and functioning in an advisory role to the council and other municipal entities.

Objectives

1. Develop awareness of sustainable, affordable practices through educational campaigns that include but are not limited to disseminating information, soliciting commitments, conducting giveaways, and organizing events for the community.

2.  Collaborate with residents, schools, businesses, non-profits and our municipal government in the implementation of ecologically sound initiatives that will reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the environment.

3. Connect the arts and creative sector with initiatives to protect the environment.

4. Act as an advisory committee to the Borough of Runnemede specifically to:

  • Manage the Borough of Runnemede’s participation in the “Sustainable Jersey” program.
  • Encourage the Borough of Runnemede staff to pursue sustainable practices where possible and implement the governing body’s environmental goals.
  • Coordinate input and provide information for the Green Team section of the Borough of Runnemede website and the Sustainable Runnemede Facebook page.
  • Identify initiatives for obtaining grants to support research and environmentally sustainable actions by the municipal government.
  • Provide advice and suggestions to the boards, commissions and committees of the municipal government to ensure that environmental issues are considered in their deliberations.