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During the past year Greener Bloomfield hosted an Earth Day celebration, the third such event sponsored by our group. Our group also sponsored its second EcoFest this fall, as part of the town’s annual fall Harvest Fest.
We have been working toward greater involvement with the local schools and are encouraged by the Board of Education’s recent decision to participate in the program for schools sponsored by Sustainable Jersey.
One of our members also belongs to the Open Space Committee, and under that banner has begun Bloomfield’s second community garden.
This year, North Center Drugs, located on Broad Street in Bloomfield, accepted Greener Bloomfield’s urgings to host a Prescription Drug Take-Back Program which provides a safe and easy way for individuals to clear their cabinets of unused prescription drugs more safely than the common practice of flushing drugs into waste water. The program is part of a nationwide effort.
Many of our ideas are only in the conceptual stage. We are very interested in the Complete Streets program that Bloomfield has signed on to, and would like to see the town become safer for bikes and pedestrians. We are looking to ways we can assist in these efforts. Similarly, we would like to participate in a tree inventory to establish as baseline on the status of the township’s tree cover.
As a revived organization, we have also been attempting to get our name more widely recognized so that the community will know of our existence and support our efforts. This year we launched a redesign of our logo and inaugurated a new website for clearer communication and more frequent updates. We also post on Facebook.