OUR PURPOSE: To promote the adoption of sustainable practices throughout Lawrence Township, NJ.Registration Details to be announced
Sustainable Living Series
THREE WORKSHOP AND LECTURE SESSIONS
When – Saturday afternoons, 1:00 to 3:00 pm in May, June and July
JUNE 15 - SPECIAL TOUR OF ATLANTIC CITY GARBAGE AND RECYCLING FACILITIES
PLANTS AS PARTNERS
GARBAGE IN - GARBAGE OUT
SIPPING, NOT GULPING ENERGY
Wednesday lunch series for local businesses. Dates TBA
• Your envelope: USGBC LEED processes, working environment (low VOC’s)
• Your waste: Purchasing options, making less and trash=money
• Your surroundings: Landscaping, Transportation for your employees
• Your energy: energy purchasing options, Energy Star appliances, making money with your
• Your community: Letting clients know about your commitment, walking the walk, public relations, greenwashing.
• Your state: Networking and moving forward with Sustainable Jersey
New Jersey residents use an estimated 3 billion plastic bags a year. The immediate convenience of single-use plastic bags comes with significant long-term economic and environmental costs. Bill S-812 would require a 5-cent fee for each single-use plastic or paper bag, and would incentivize a 5-cent refund for each consumer-provided bag. Bill S-812 would create a uniform state-wide policy encouraging all citizens to switch to reusable bags. The effect of S-812 will be to significantly reduce plastic bag use and litter on our beautiful shore and in our communities while creating a fund to help with environmental cleanup.
Living Lawns NEW!
Time Lapse Proof
Story of Stuff
Our Future, Our Challenge
Saturday, April 16 at PDS, 9am-2:15pm
Hear from world-renowned speakers on energy policy, new energy technology, sustainable food, and green building. Cost: $12 includes a delicious lunch and admission to all speakers and events. Pre-registration required.
We were recognized by Project Porchlight as a Change Leader for our volunteer involvement in 2010. Over 100 volunteers distributed more than 1500 free CFL light bulbs throughout town in three community “blitzes”.
Lawrence Township has won the Sustainable Jersey Leadership Award for 2010. The Leadership award recognizes one municipality that contributes most to the Sustainable Jersey program through demonstrated regional or statewide leadership. The award honors sustainability efforts that make the most of local resources through execeptional dedication and leadership.
NJ DOT Has Adopted a Complete Streets Policy
A complete streets policy ensures that transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire roadway with all users in mind - including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
LEARN MORE about complete streets below:
* National Complete Streets Coalition
* Complete Streets Fact Sheet
* New Jersey Complete Street Presentations
* NJ DOT Complete Street Policy
Tahirah Smith of Sustainable Lawrence can help you and your neighbors organize to save money, protect the environment, build your community, and add to the quality of your life.
Five Commitments to Live Sustainably and Save Money. For your children, your community, your neighborhood, and your pocketbook!
Hazardous Waste & Used Electronics Recycling
Mar 26, 2011 - Jun 11, 2011 - Oct 1, 2011
Time: 8 a.m. -- 2 p.m. - rain or shine
Place: John T. Dempster Fire School on Bakers Basin/Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence Township. For more information, call 609-278-8086 or go to www.mcia-nj.com.
Used Electronic Recycling Only
May 25, 2011 - Nov 1, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. -- 2 p.m.
Place: Sun National Bank Center in Lot #1. For more information, call 609-278-8086 or go to www.mcia-nj.com.
Sustainable Book List
Visit our list of suggested reading. Check out a copy at the Library, buy a used copy locally, or order online. If you have a book to recommend, let us know.
Action at one of Sustainable Lawrence's two rain barrel-outfitting events during our "Green Everything Days of Spring" (March 20-26). Here employees of the Delaware River Basin Commission in West Trenton prepare their own rain barrels on March 24. Sustainable Lawrence is tracking down further donations of rain barrels and can show you how to put one together and install it. You'll potentially save thousands of gallons of unnecessary runoff and assure a steady water source for your garden.
Following the principles of "The Natural Step" and working with the local community, Sustainable Lawrence aims to create an 'eco-municipality' in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.