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Mini-Earth Day 4/24 at Brookdale ShopRite

Bring your electronic to recycle at the Brookdale ShopRite this Saturday, April 24, 9:00am – 1:00 pm, as the Bloomfield Recycling Committee introduces a new monthly electronics drop-off for the North End. The Recycling Committee, Open Space Trust Fund, and Greener Bloomfield will be exhibiting as well to celebrate Earth Day, informing people of their [...]

No March Meeting

Greener Bloomfield will NOT meet this Thursday, March 25, due to scheduling conflicts. We’ll meet as usual the last Thursday in April, the 29th, at 7:00 pm. [...]

Meeting Feb 25 POSTPONED to March 4

Greener Bloomfield usually meets the last Thursday of each month. But with the weather and early school closings, our February 25 meeting is was POSTPONED, probably to next this Thursday, March 4, 7:00 pm at the Bloomfield Civic Center. At that time, we will discuss the NJ Clean Energy Community Partners program and how Greener [...]

Meeting 1/28: Green Home Tour

We’re back to our last-Thursday-of-the-month meeting schedule, and we have a great one. We’ll be touring a home that’s been remodeled “green”, nearly complete, and targeted for LEED certification. [...]

Celebrate at Dec. 3 Meeting!

Instead of our usual last-Thursday-of-the-month Greener Bloomfield meetings, which would fall on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, we’re going to combine them into one “Celebrate!” meeting on Thursday, December 3, 7:30 pm, at the Bloomfield Civic Center. (Repeat: NO MEETING NOVEMBER 26 OR DECEMBER 24!) [...]

Sustainable Jersey Towns to Get Awards

In addition to Bloomfield’s Sustainable Jersey certification, eight awards will be given for innovation, leadership and collaboration in addition to four Sustainability Champion awards for the top certification point-getters. [...]

Bloomfield Wins Sustainable Jersey Certification

Bloomfield is one of only 30 towns in all of New Jersey to earn Sustainable Jersey certification! Greener Bloomfield coordinator John Palomaki will accept the award on behalf of the Township at a luncheon November 14 during the League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City. [...]

FLASH: Bloomfield Gets Sustainable Jersey Certification

Greener Bloomfield and Mayor Raymond McCarthy received a letter today congratulating the Township on achieving Sustainable Jersey certification. It begins,

“We are pleased to announce that your municipality has achieved the 2009 Sustainable Jersey certification. The certification is good for three years. Your town is part of an elite group of municipalities that have achieved [...]

Unlimited: Renewable Energy Film & Discussion

This Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:00 pm at the Civic Center, Greener Bloomfield is hosting a presentation of the new film Unlimited: Renewable Energy in the 21st Century, followed by a discussion with the author, local filmmaker Daniel Califf-Glick. The film features a group of passionate children calling for adults to take action and address global warming. [...]

Montclair Green Film Series Double Feature

The Montclair Green Film Series presents Kilowatt Hours: A Plan to Re-Energize America, and Unlimited: Renewable Energy in the 21st Century on Thursday, October 15th, 6:30 P.M., hosted at the Public Library’s Main Branch at 50 So. Fullerton Ave. [...]

Bloomfield Applies for Sustainable Jersey Certification

Bloomfield Township is one of only 47 communities in New Jersey to complete its application for Sustainable Jersey certification. The application, submitted by Greener Bloomfield coordinator John Palomaki on behalf of the Township, is currently being reviewed by Sustainable Jersey. [...]

See Us at Harvest Fest and Get a Free CFL!

Visit Greener Bloomfield at this weekend’s Harvest Fest and get a free compact fluorescent lightbulb from Project Porchlight! [...]

Volunteers Needed for Harvest Fest

Bloomfield Harvest Fest is coming this Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Greener Bloomfield needs volunteers to work our table for 2 hour (or more shifts) to talk to people about our activities. [...]

CHANGE A LIGHT! PROJECT PORCHLIGHT DAY!

Today (Saturday, Aug. 15) is Project Porchlight Day in Bloomfield! Volunteers will be meeting at 10:00 a.m. at Watchung Presbyterian Church (375 Watchung Ave.) to receive instructions, t-shirts, maps, and light bulbs. They’ll then fan out to neighborhoods in Bloomfield to do two things: (1) give each household one free energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulb, and (2) ask residents to sign a simple pledge to change a light to a more energy efficient one. [...]

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

You can now follow Greener Bloomfield on Twitter @GreenBloomfield and Facebook!

The Sun Came Out…

…and so did about 200 people to the Bloomfield Green Fest on Saturday, May 2, at Brookside Park. After a slightly soggy beginning, the sun brought more good cheer and more people, and some didn’t want to leave! Those who attended enjoyed finding out about the organizations and green businesses there. The kids had a [...]

Sustainable Living, Working, Community at Bloomfield Green Fest May 2

Celebrate and learn about sustainable living, working, and community at the Bloomfield Green Fest on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Brookside Park. This event continues Earth Day festivities locally and focuses on energy conservation and respect for the environment. See exhibits from over 40 local businesses [...]

Next Meeting: Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m.

The next Greener Bloomfield meeting will be on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bloomfield Civic Center. We’ll go over the launch event for Sustainable Jersey and focus on the Earth Day event that we’re co-sponsoring with the Bloomfield Recycling Committee. Please RSVP!

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Greener Bloomfield Meeting THURSDAY

Please join us for our first Greener Bloomfield Public Meeting this Thursday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bloomfield Civic Center (84 Broad Street next to the Library). Together we will learn how to make our homes, our businesses, and our community greener. Refreshments will be provided. More »

Star Ledger: Paperless council meetings a sign of ‘greener’ Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s “Paperless Council” project received a nice write-up in today’s Star Ledger, with supportive quotes from Deputy Clerk Bonnie Triola and Councilwoman Pat Spychala. It was used as an example of the town’s efforts to “go green”, along with the energy audit completed last year and their first action steps of replacing incandescent building lights [...]