Hammonton Green Committee Minutes - May 2017
Monthly Meeting - Hammonton Town Hall

Green Committee Members:

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

 X Sara Verrillo   _ Courtney Volpe

Friends of the Green Committee & Guests: John Lyons, Kathy Thomas, Dan Bachalis, Barbara Neary

  1. John Lyons from the Hammonton School Board was present and we discussed Sustainable Jersey for Schools. John will bring the information back to the board and hopes to have some input back to use within a month. He believes they can work on this during the summer. We agreed to give presentation, help wherever needed.

  1. Downtown/Community Cleanup - after reviewing this year’s cleanup, it was determined we will help them again and will need to do more to promote community cleanup next year or hold on a different day. Also need to promote the town adopt a road program.

  1. Events and Projects:

Eye Opening Film and Lecture Series - Need to confirm dates with stockton, see when speaker from farmworkers association is available.

Green Business Recognition Program - We honored ARH and received a tour of their facilities. Note of their award was pictured in the Gazette.

Paint Waste Bins - Linda and Amy are going to powerwash bins. Determined we will use recycling symbol stencil and either spray paint or sponge on.

Reusable Bags Fundraiser - determined to be too expensive, yet not great enough quality to sell as a fundraiser. We will reconsider if we can find higher quality bag such as an insulated bag.

Green Day Festival - We discussed moving it back to the lake this year for the 10th festival - will reach out to Lou Cappuccio of Park Commission to discuss.

Garden Updates -  6 plots remaining - currently planning garden talk dates

Help with Recycling at Food Truck Festival - Will need volunteers to set up and drop off bins - they will replace bags throughout the day