Striving For Silver

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Last week, the Borough's Sustainability Partners led by The Green Team - The Garden Club, Incredible Edible Merchantville, Shade Tree Commission and the MES Junior Green Team & Garden Club - completed their initial re-application for for bronze re-certification from Sustainable Jersey. They each updated actions completed over the last two years and choose some new municipal actions they plan to complete this

year. The Green Team is interested in developing a Creative Team with the Borough this year, Incredible Edible has submitted three (3) Innovative Projects: first, becoming a HUB for Stockton University's Maple Tree Project to promote maple sugaring in NJ; second, taking our message to school-aged children to encourage schools to become living learning landscapes so that food and where it comes from become part of every child’s education; and third, researching whether using clover seeding will maximize the potential of our public green spaces by providing water efficient landscapes, bringing nutrients to the soil and making lawns more hospitable to pollinators. The Borough is working on public information and engagement strategies and health initiatives. Thank you to all who have volunteered and participated in this recertification cycle - hoping to add enough points for SILVER Certification in 2023!