Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30

(908) 766-2510

1 Collyer Lane
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Members

Ann Marie Siclare

Regular
12/31/2020

Francis Decibus
Regular
12/31/2020

Gail Dillin
Regular
12/31/2020

Joan Harris
TC Voting Member
12/31/2020

Jorge Casacuberta
Regular
12/31/2020

Pat Monaco
Regular
12/31/2020

Tom Timko
Regular
12/31/2020

Green Team Advisory Committee

Mission Statement:

The Bernards Township Green Team Advisory Committee will advise the Township Committee on ways to improve municipal operations with "Green" initiatives which are economically and environmentally sound through research and evaluation; "Green" practices will be incorporated into Township operations by the staff representatives.

Goals:

  • Maintain certification in Sustainable Jersey program
  • Advise on energy savings initiatives
  • Advise on stormwater initiatives
  • Maintain the Green Team website to create an up to date record of the Township’s Green Initiatives and Accomplishments

Objectives:

  • Collaborate with township employees, service providers and other governmental agencies to share resource
  • information and ideas consistent with the Mission of the GTA
  • Encourage participation of all employees to solicit ideas on green initiatives
  • Research and analyze green initiatives which make practical environmental and financial sense
  • Develop strategies for sustainable green initiatives in municipal operations
  • Consider energy use and carbon footprint calculations in proposed initiatives, projects and purchases
Establishment of the Green Team Advisory Committee

Resolution #070292

Appointments to the Green Team Advisory Committee

WHEREAS,  the Township Committee of the Township of Bernards strives to save tax dollars, assure clean air and water, improve working and living environments to build a community that is sustainable economically, environmentally and socially; a community which would thrive well into the new century; and

WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Bernards  wishes to build a model of government which benefits our residents now and far into the future with green community initiatives which are easy to replicate and affordable to implement; and

WHEREAS, in an attempt to focus attention on “Green” issues, the Township Committee wishes to establish a Green Team Advisory Committee (GTA); and

WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Bernards wants to begin the process of focusing on “Green” issues by starting with audits of municipality facilities and operations first; and

WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Bernards has appropriated “seed money” in their 2007 budget to begin the process of making its operations greener, and more environmentally friendly beginning with energy audits of the Township’s facilities to pinpoint the most effective ways to reduce energy consumption; and

WHEREAS, solar power, changes to fleet purchasing and maintenance, water quality improvements, and operational changes will all be considered as the Township moves to do their share to lessen the environmental impact of its operations.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Bernards that we do hereby establish a Green Team Advisory Committee consisting of eleven members who shall be residents or employees of Bernards Township, appointed annually, but whose initial term of appointment shall be through December 31, 2007.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Bernards that the Mission, Goals and Objectives for the GTA through December 31, 2007 are established as follows:

Mission

The Bernards Township Green Team Advisory Committee will advise the township committee on ways to improve municipal operations with “Green” initiatives which are economically and environmentally sound through research and evaluation.

Goals

Submit a report and recommendations to the Township Committee by October 1, 2007 to include:

  • An audit of municipal facilities
  • An evaluation of municipal fleet vehicles
  • A report of suggested best practices for “greener” municipal operations

Objectives

  • Collaborate with township employees, service providers and other governmental agencies to share resource information and ideas consistent with the Mission of the GTA.
  • Encourage participation of all employees to solicit ideas on green initiatives.
  • Research and analyze green initiatives which make practical environmental and financial sense.
  • Develop strategies for sustainable green initiatives in municipal operations.