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OUR PURPOSE: To promote the adoption of sustainable practices throughout Lawrence Township, NJ.

REGISTER for Dinner Reception: $30 REGISTER for Community Conversation $10

May 9th
Dinner Reception

…and book unveiling!

My Journey

Keynote speech by Torbjorn Lahti

My Journey with the Ecomunicipalities:
How to Change the World through Local Action   
6:00 pm, May 9, 2014
Foundation Hall at the Lawrenceville School

$30 RSVP by May 5, 2014

Need more information? Call (609) 731-1818

May 10th
Community Conversation

…you are invited!

Authors Sarah James and Torbjorn Lahti
will guide the conversation

May 10, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rider University,
2083 Lawrenceville Rd. Lawrence Twp. NJ 08648
2nd Floor, Student Center - Cavalla Room
Breakfast at 8:30 am
, Lunch included

$10 RSVP Today

Please join us or a day event in which residents and stakeholders from Lawrence, Ewing, Hopewell, Princeton and other municipalities will discuss and consult about our common future.

Following the last ten years of collaboration towards a better healthier future, let us design our next action steps together. We have invited representatives from The Natural Step program for eco municipalities to guide us through the conversation to arrive at shared goals, action plans and commitments for sustainable community development in our region.

Sarah JamesTorbjorn LahtiSarah James and Torbjorn Lahti guided our first conversation back in 2005
and we have invited them back to share experiences with other municipalities around the globe. Torbjörn Lahti is trained as an urban planner, and over the past thirty years has worked locally and globally in sustainable development. Initiator and former coordinator of Sweden’s national association of eco-municipalities (Sekom), he is author of the newly released book, My Journey with the Ecomunicipalities: How to Change the World through Local Action. Torbjörn also authored the theory booklet “Grounding the vision: The Eco-Municipality Education Guide” and co-authored with Sarah James The Natural Step for Communities - How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices.


More Videos:

movieLiving Lawns NEW!
Interviews with citizens who are choosing to grow their lawns and gardens without pesticides.

movieGoing Green
Learn about the sustainability movement happening in Lawrence Township.

movieTime Lapse Proof
James Balog shares images of glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.

movieStory of Stuff
Lean how stuff is really made and the hidden cost, especially cosmetics, bottled water, and electronics.

movieOur Home
Must see images of our planet with must hear soundtrack.

movieThe Bulb
The Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb has come a long way in the last few years.


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Reading Our Region:
Essays from a Regional Writer

Photo of Polygonia interrogationis by Carol Dolan at butterfliesandmoths.orgSUSAN CHARKES writes about nature in our region. Discover her poetic view of the outdoors and be inspired to visit the places she describes.

>> Read her latest writing

Trail Guide for Lawrence Township

Trail Guide for Lawrence Township

This booklet features places in Lawrence for the public to hike. Most of the trails are off-road paths in our open space parks. They are open year-round from dawn to dusk.

Living Lawns Campaign

Check out the NEW VIDEO

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Join the Living Lawns Campaign today to help clean up your yard and neighborhood, protect your family and our local water resources, and save money.

Natural Steps for Lawrence

Natural Steps Podcasting

Natural Steps Blog

No Impact ManListen in to Colin Beaven, the No Impact Man whose family went off the grid and attempted to live in the middle of New York City with as little environmental impact as possible.

Bike Exchange Program

We will accept bicycle donations, recondition them, and then offer them for sale to area residents at modest prices.  All proceeds will go toward supporting the after-school programming of the Boys & Girls Club of Trenton & Mercer County.

Have you seen our suggested reading?

Sustainable Books
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.



Photo of Rain BarrelPhoto of person with head in rain barrelPhoto of rain barrels under construction

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.