Minutes - March 2017
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Hammonton Green Committee Agenda - March 2017
Monthly Meeting - Hammonton Town Hall

Green Committee Members:

 X Jeanette DePiero   X Mica McCullough X Amy Menzel   X Linda Esposito    X Kerri Patton    

X Sara Verrillo   X Courtney Volpe

Friends of the Green Committee & Guests: Dan Bachalis, Kathy Thomas, Lynn Murray, Eric Schmel, Nancy Fonte

  1. Hammonton Lake Cleanup Recap -  email contacts for April 29th cleanup
  2. Events and Projects:




Eye Opening Film and Lecture Series

  • Monday, March 27 6:30 to 8:30 at Stockton on Threats to our Water Supply
  • Short Ted Talk on Plastics in Ocean (7 min)
  • Monica Coffey will speak on their plastic bag reduction program and balloon ban.
  • Save the source video (4 min) PPA speaker TBD.
  • Story of Stuff video on microfibers from clothing (3 minutes)

  • Promote March Film
  • FB (SV)
  • Press Release (SV)
  • Printed Flyers (SV, ___)

  • Plan Summer Film (farmworkers organization?

Neighborhood Cleanup (April)

  • Saturday, April 29 at 9 a.m. meet at Town Hall
  • List of Littered Areas
  • Native Plant Costs?
  • Contact local clubs for participation
  • Recruit volunteers
  • Advertise/Promote to residents

Buy Local Program

  • Will work with Downtown Hammonton and Chamber of Commerce to kick off a townwide campaign
  • Logo Needed
  • Presentations to Local organizations
  • Presentations to Chamber Businesses

Green Business Recognition Program

  • Dan talked to Chamber - we will set up a meeting with John
  • Committee members will reach out to local businesses to promote the program

- Order Window Clings

- Honor Mazza’s Flooring

- Honor Pistone’s Auto Repair

- Honor ARH (Waiting)

Reusable Bag Handouts/

Plastic Bag Reduction

  • Infererras - March 11 at 10 a.m. (LE)
  • Reminder window clings and better bags - (AM, MC to look up prices)

Paint Waste Bins for Public Works (Spring)

  • 135 bins total - 20-30 bins at one event
  • Find out which ones they use the most
  • LE offered to check them out - email Scott
  • Coordinate Date with Scott
  • Recruit Volunteers

Student Representative & Scholarship Program


  • $100 scholarship to a graduating high school student
  • Develop scholarship requirements (KP)


Sustainable Jersey/Sustainable Jersey for Schools

  • Linda to reach out to Dr. Dan
  • Prescription Drop Box added (10 pts)


  • Develop t-shirt or other item to sell for fundraiser
  • Committee to come up with slogan or design ideas

3. Town Green Infrastructure Project - town would have to cover consulting fees and develop change to current ordinances - DB to send link to study, submit RFP

4. Garden Updates - new garden orientations required - April 22 grand opening and work day

5.  Open Floor - ditch the straws school initiative may be of interest; NJM Sustainability Biz Series April 4th from 8 to 12; Hammonton Makers March 25 looking for volunteer to make Seed Bombs; Lines on the Pines March 12