Sustainable Verona

Sustainable Verona Chair

Steven J. Neale, Township of Verona

stneale@veronanj.org

Location: Verona Town Hall, 600 Bloomfield Ave. Verona, NJ

Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Contact: (973) 239-4921

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Field Goods: Sustainable Year-Round Local Produce Delivery

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Grass: Cut It & Leave It

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Recent News:

NJDEP: NEW JERSEY FOREST FIRE SERVICE URGES CAUTION WITH START TO WILDFIRE SEASON

NJDEP: Illegal Dumping Crackdowns Continue

NJDEP: Study Shows Water Quality Improving in NJ

**Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Essex County**

Sustainable Jersey Certified Community

Verona is a Sustainable Jersey certified community--one of only 198 in the state. Verona achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the bronze level.  Certified towns are an outstanding group of municipalities that are making important contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey and world.

To become Sustainable Jersey certified, Verona had to complete a balance of the rigorous program’s sustainability actions .  In addition, Verona created a green team and did 2 priority actions by completing a 1) Green Business Recognition Program, and 2) Prescription Drug Safety & Disposal. Sustainable Jersey is a voluntary program that requires no fee for the certification.

To get involved with Verona’s green team and sustainability initiatives, contact Steven Neale, stneale@veronanj.org . To participate in Sustainable Jersey free workshops and events held across the state, visit www.SustainableJersey.com .

Goals:

  • Identifies actions that municipalities can implement to become certified
  • Provides clear guidance and tools to enable communities to make progress on each action
  • Provides access to grants and identifies funding opportunities for municipalities to make progress toward the actions
  • Encompasses the three equal, interrelated components of sustainability:

Prosperity: Support local economies and use community resources

Planet: Practice responsible environmental management and conservation

People: Contribute to a strong civil society that provides opportunity for all

Local government participation is strictly voluntary and never mandated. Sustainable Jersey is New Jersey based and consensus driven. Certification actions are developed through an ongoing process of discussion and research that includes the participation of over 150 New Jersey leaders, experts, and organizations including state agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, and business leaders.

Sustainable Verona Members include:

  • Steven Neale-Chairman (Township of Verona)
  • Kevin Ryan (Mayor)
  • Gloria Machnowski (Environmental Commission)
  • Frank Sapienza (Verona Resident)
  • Christine Liaukus (Verona Resident)
  • Bob Dickison (Shade Tree Commission)
  • Carlos Aguirre (Verona Resident)
  • Tom Cherry (Verona Resident)
  • Bob Prout (Shade Tree Commission)
  • Chuck Molinaro (Township of Verona, Public Works)
  • John Britch (Verona Resident)
  • Thomas Jacobsen (Township of Verona, Building Code)
  • Jonathan Hayter (Verona Resident)
  • Todd Neale (Verona Resident)
  • Rosemary Tempesta (Verona Resident)
  • Marie-Agnes Michellod (Verona Resident)

Verona Joins Remyndr!

  • Remyndr is the most convenient way to communicate curbside collection schedules to Verona residents. Notifications tell you the pickup type, what to include and what to avoid. If things change (like a snow storm), everyone will be alerted, or just those on the affected route.
  • This results in a cleaner recycling stream, reduced waste stream and fewer items sitting on streets or blowing around our neighborhoods.
  • For residents, it is free, takes seconds to sign up and means no missed pickups.
  • HOW IT WORKS :
    Simply download the free app, enter your address and you will instantly see the calendar of pickups at your home. Nothing more you need to do except sit back, relax and wait for your notifications.

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If you have any questions or would like more information on Sustainable Verona please email them to SustainableVerona@gmail.com

Please visit the official Sustainable Jersey website for more information

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