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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. […]

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! […]

Greener Bloomfield Gives Out 1,650 Bulbs

Thirty-five volunteers spread out across Bloomfield on August 15 in sweltering heat, delivering free energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs to 1,650 households as part of a Project Porchlight blitz. That many bulbs will result in $50,000 in energy savings, 544.5 tons CO2 emissions prevented of entering the environment, and 94 cars removed from the road in the form of Green House Gases(GHG)! […]

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. […]

Volunteer for Project Porchlight!

YOU can help us get Bloomfield residents to change a light, save energy, and reduce our town’s carbon footprint during our Project Porchlight campaign on Saturday, August 15. […]

Greener Bloomfield Meeting June 25, 7pm

Join us for an open work meeting on Thursday, June 25, at 7:00 pm in the Bloomfield Civic Center. […]

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 […]

Greener Holidays: LED Lights (and Recycle Your Old Ones)

As we decorate our homes, offices, and trees with lights, it’s a good opportunity to explore another way to make Bloomfield greener by making the switch to LED holiday lights instead of the traditional incandescent lights. You’ll save up to 90% in electricity use, they’ll last at least four times as long as traditional bulbs, […]

NY Times: Retailers Going Green

Patrons at a McDonald’s in Chicago, which was environmentally redesigned with tables made from recycled material.

In the Business section of the Saturday, Nov. 8, New York Times, an article entitled “Green Plans in Blueprints of Retailers” describes how stores and fast-food restaurants are building green to win customers and lower operating costs.

“You […]

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 […]