Hammonton Green Committee Minutes - December 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  X Courtney Volpe

Friends of the Green Committee & Guests: Dan Bachalis, Nancy Fonte, Barbara Neary, Eric Schmehl, Victoria Falciani; Jake Blazer & Ron Esposito w/ Folsom Parks Dept.

  1. Events and Projects:

PROJECT

STATUS/ACTIONS NEEDED:

Next Meeting

  • Same meeting day & time in 2018 EXCEPT January meeting will be on 1/8/2017 (2nd Monday)

Sustainable Jersey Actions

  • We will pursue recertification every year, to reduce the workload every 3 years
  • We discussed pursuing Gold certification
  • Email Mica if you want to be involved with the Sustainable Jersey subcommittee
  • Barb suggested purchasing small “A Sustainable Community” flags to broadcast downtown (Cassie can provide a vendor & dimensions, possibly include on all downtown marketing, Third Thursday brochures, DMO? Public Works can hang them up)
  • Work with Hammonton First to make sure GC accomplishments are shared, perhaps as a Mayor’s Minute/ spotlight
  • Mayor’s Climate Summit, Sat. Feb 3 9:00-1:30 at Rutgers New Brunswick-- we will set up a carpool to this event.
  • Atlantic/Cape May HUB meeting sometime during week of 2/12

Sustainable Jersey for Schools:

  • Sara will follow up with John Lyons after last conversation in March
  • Victoria will share at Thurs. HHS Green Club meeting
  • Victoria will gauge student interest, students to make suggestions to Board of Ed/ superintendent.

Puerto Rico Relief

  • Mica will reformat PRCA info into letter for distribution.
  • Eric will check Fermented’s wholesale supplier for 5-gallon buckets

Balloon Ordinance

  • Amy & Dan will present a draft ordinance to the Quality of Life committee, will report back.

Mayor’s Monarch Challenge

Eye Opening Film & Lecture

  • Sara will get Kramer Hall’s availability & whether a make-and-take face scrub event is allowed there
  • Alternate locations: brewery, HAC, NextDoor,
  • February: Microplastic theme, make-and-take face scrub.
  • Beauty sponsor? JNR?
  • Other theme ideas: Minimalism/ tiny house; Story of Stuff (lint); Straws

Recycled Ornament Sale

  • Table at HAC during Third Thursday, December 21 from 6:00-9:00
  • Linda, Amy, Courtney, Jeanette & Mica will be there
  • Mica will determine before event whether more ornaments are needed

Adopt a Road Cleanups

  • April 7 (rain date 8th) is being held for downtown cleanup with students. Amy will reach out to St. Joe, Linda/  Victoria will reach out to HHS.
  • Pending Lake Cleanup date, Green Committee can “fan out” downtown if there are plenty of lake volunteers
  • Next time: count branded items to determine where to focus community education program. Wawa could “sponsor” a trash can, Egg Harbor Rd., or on Front St. park?

Family Success Center Planting

  • Linda will keep trying to get in touch with Trish Donio.

        

2. Garden Update -

3. Open Floor