There is a plan to transport massive quantities of liquified natural gas (LNG) through our communities in South Jersey via rail and/or truck. But grassroots activism could derail this multimillion-dollar fossil-fuel scheme, which involves creating a marine export facility in Greenwich Township (Gibbstown), Gloucester County. Many of us who live in the communities that will be impacted are rallying to oppose this plan. Merchantville, where Dorothy Foley - a longtime resident of Merchantville, leader of the Merchantville Green Team and a member of the Tri-county Sustainability Alliance and Camden for Clean Air - resides in this tiny community of less than a square mile tucked between Pennsauken and Cherry Hill within a one-mile radius of a likely rail and truck route for the LNG shipments. In her opinion, the planet does not need this, nor any other LNG export terminals. South Jersey communities should not bear the immediate threat to public and community safety. Read more.
The Green Team is urging residents and neighbors to rid Monsterville of as much single-use plastic as possible during the month of October. We still have until October 30th to reach our goal of collecting 500 lbs. of thin plastic
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The Green Team's Sustainable Jersey application for Merchantville’s Bronze certification was officially submitted on Sunday, just in time to meet the June14th midnight deadline. We will receive our first round of comments around mid-July. Thanks to the many people who helped to make this possible, members of our Incredible Edible Project, municipal partners and, most especially Dorothy Foley, who coordinated this six-month submission process and gathered then, organized all our required documentation. As we face increasing environmental and social challenges, residents want to live in towns that are actively working to secure a sustainable future. Sustainable Jersey towns and cities implement practices that lead to cost savings and opportunities for grant funds. This town is small but so
Read more: Sustainability Forges Ahead
Cafeterias and kitchens in county buildings will soon begin filling recycling containers instead of dumpsters thanks to a pilot program to lessen the environmental impact of facilities owned and operated by the county