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Formed in 2008, Greenutley is the Township of Nutley’s Go Green Committee comprised of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners, representatives from all five township departments and community members. The committee is currently under the auspices of Commissioner Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Department of Public Works.
Through education, events, and activities, Greenutley is raising awareness of the importance of green choices in our everyday lives and providing simple, effective ways for each of us to contribute to the sustainability of our community and our planet, including saving energy, recycling and reducing waste, eating local/organic food, and reducing pollution.
Sustainable Jersey™ Program
Sustainable Jersey™ is a certification and incentive program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.
The mission of Sustainable Jersey is to make New Jersey healthy, just, and efficient one municipality at a time. Sustainable Jersey is a consensus oriented, science based, politically relevant effort to align the interests and resources of actors from state and local, public and private, for the common purpose of achieving a sustainable New Jersey and world.
The Mayors' Committee for a Green Future and NJ State League of Municipalities will provide recognition to 'sustainable communities' – those communities that adopt, support and implement a specified set to sustainability and greening initiatives. After the first year, the project partners will release a second round of action, tools, and incentives, raising the bar and moving municipalities further down the road to a green future. The process is intended to be a long term effort that builds on past success and becomes a staple among local greening and sustainability efforts in New Jersey.
The Township of Nutley was certified as a Bronze Level Sustainable Community in November 2010 and November 2013!
The Nutley Community Garden, located behind Amvets Post 30, is a collaboration of the Nutley Health Department, Greenutley and the Nutley Amvets.
The garden includes 21 above-ground planting beds and was funded by a grant for the Partners for Health Foundation, which aims to strengthen health and wellness in the Montclair area.
Residents will have the opportunity to plant their own plot of land with the stipulation to "Grow a Row," in which one row of produce will be grown and donated to the American Red Cross Nutley Food Pantry and/or the Vincent Methodist Care Kitchen.
Plots are not only available to individuals. Nutley organizations such as Scout troops, civic organizations, or other groups interested in gardening are encouraged to apply.
Gardening is a great form of exercise, as well as a fantastic way to get outdoors and socialize with community members share this common interest.
The Nutley Community Garden is promoted as a bike/walk destination, and include a storage shed and bike rack to accommodate gardeners.
To apply or to receive more information, please contact Meredith Blank at (973) 284-4976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Plots will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.
Nutley Farmers Market
The Nutley Farmers Market, established in 2009, features live musical entertainment and a wide variety of fresh regionally-grown produce, as well as cut flowers, homemade cheese, dried fruit and fresh nuts, pickles, bread and more. The market helps New Jersey family farmers, enables people to meet, talk to and ask questions of the person who grew their food, brings shoppers into our local business districts and is a great place to meet friends and neighbors.
The Market runs from June through October of each season and takes place in centrally located Municipal Parking Lot #9 (537 Franklin Avenue), from 9am to 2pm.
- Visit the Farmers Market Webpage for more information.
Town-Wide Garage Sale
In a continued effort to reduce waste generated by our community, the Township of Nutley will conduct an annual Town-Wide Garage Sale each fall. Registered households will hold their sale on the last Saturday of September, with the rain date on Sunday.
The Township will publicize the event by placing advertisements in local papers, on cable stations and in church bulletins. Posters will also be supplied to participating addresses, as well as posted throughout the township. Maps will also be provided.
Fees from the sale will go towards the funding of future Greenutley Initiatives.
Permits may be purchased at the Department of Public Works (Engineering Department) in Town Hall, 2nd Floor. For more information please call (973) 284-4958.
How Nutley's Keepin' It Green
The Township of Nutley is committed to an on-going campaign to help protect its beautiful community and, on a much larger scale, our earth. The Greenutley Initiative plans to roll-out many community-wide initiatives to help support a “green” way of thinking.
The Township has already actively, and proudly, participated in the following events:
- Crayon Recycling Drive - March 2013
- Denim Recycling Drive - Annually since June 2014
- Greenutley Eco Fest – September 2009
- Greenutley Camp Out - April 2011
- Green Day @ the Market - October 2011, Annually since September 2012
- CFL Recycling Day - October 2011 (now accepted year round)
- Compost Day - Annually in April
- Earth Hour – Annually in March ( Pledge to Participate )
- Ink Cartridge Recyciing - Annually since September 2012
- "Operation Cinderella" - Prom Dress Recycling - April 2013
- Project Earth Day – Annually in April
- Shred-It Day – Annually in April
- Techno Trash Day - Annually since October 2012
- Textile Recycling Drive - Annually since July 2015
- Town-Wide Garage Sale - Annually in September
- Trophy Recycling Day - Annually since September
Greenutley Column in the Nutley Sun
Greenutley committee members Tara Spinelli and Karen Wallace contribute a monthly column to the Nutley Sun in an effort to raise awareness regarding various green causes and/or actions. We encourage you to take a look at these articles and implement as many green choices as you can comfortable accommodate into your lifestyle.
- Click Here to view articles.
Nutley's "Go Green Committee" is a community organization that is focused on green and responsible living in Nutley. The events and programs that will support the Township's "green" efforts cannot be made possible without volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for future events to support our green initiative, please register as a community volunteer.
Township of Nutley - Go Green
c/o Department of Public Works
1 Kennedy Drive
Nutley, NJ 07110