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New Year’s Resolutions for Bloomfield

Happy New Year! In the January 14 Bloomfield Life, Greener Bloomfield coordinator John Palomaki wrote the Public Square column and offered some New Year’s Resolutions for Bloomfield, focused mostly on sustainability. […]

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. […]

Council Vote on Township Water Conservation Ordinance

loomfield Township Council members will be voting on a Water Conservation Ordinance at tonight’s 7:30 p.m. meeting. With fresh water as a limited resource, the ordinance sets standards oflawn watering no more than two days per week between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. (when water is less likely to evaporate), and also sets protocols for water/drought emergencies. […]

Anti-Idling at School Board, Township Council

At tonight’s 7:30 p.m. Bloomfield Township Council meeting, the Council will have a hearing and vote on an Anti-Idling Ordinance. The ordinance, which is separate from the Anti-Idling resolution passed in August, essentially copies state anti-idling codes and establishes local enforcement policies and fines. In addition, a number of Anti-Idling initiatives will be presented for adoption at the Bloomfield Board of Education meeting, which starts at 7:00 p.m. All are encouraged to attend one or both of these meetings to express support for these initiatives. […]

Sustainability Initiatives at 8/10 Council Meeting

Speak up for sustainability! At Monday’s Council meeting (August 10, 7:30pm, Town Hall), the Bloomfield Township Council will be voting on 3 resolutions and 2 ordinances related to sustainability proposed by Greener Bloomfield, and 1 resolution from the Bloomfield Recycling Committee, for Sustainable Jersey actions: Project Porchlight, Anti-Idling (resolution and ordinance), Sustainable Land Use Pledge, Grass Cut It and Leave It, and Water Conservation. […]

Action: Preserve Open Space Funding June 15

Please come to the Bloomfield Township Council meeting on MONDAY, JUNE 15, at 7:30 p.m., to preserve funding for the Open Space Trust Fund! Some members of the Township Council are proposing an ordinance to reduce the Open Space Trust Fund collection by half for “just this year” due to the economic situation, which would save taxpayers an average of only $7 on their tax bill. While they may have good intentions and we all could use some extra cash in tough times, we feel this sets a dangerous precedent, and we need a strong public turnout at the meeting with people speaking to support the current levels of Open Space funding will go a long way toward preserving the will of the voters, avoid setting a bad precedent, protecting our environment, and providing long-term financial benefits. […]

Bloomfield Council to Vote on Sustainable Jersey Registration

At their regular meeting on Monday, March 2, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., the Bloomfield Township Council is expected to did not vote to register the Township’s intent to seek certification from Sustainable Jersey, a new program launched to provide a roadmap to sustainable practices for New Jersey’s municipalities. Due to some glitches, the Council will […]

Greenstorming: Government/Business

At the Greener Bloomfield meeting on Nov. 6, one “greenstorming” (brainstorming about going green) breakout group listed ideas for projects to help local government and businesses go green. If you have additional ideas or opinions, or if you’d like to work on any of these projects, please add a Comment! We’ll collect these ideas and […]

Greenstorming: Schools

At the Greener Bloomfield meeting on Nov. 6, one “greenstorming” (brainstorming about going green) breakout group listed ideas for projects to help local schools go green. If you have additional ideas or opinions, or if you’d like to work on any of these projects, please add a Comment! We’ll collect these ideas and begin prioritizing […]