A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Aberdeen Green Team

Aberdeen Township is one of 350 New Jersey municipalities that have registered their intention to go green, according to Sustainable Jersey.  On 23 June 2009, the Township Council determined to establish a 7-member Green Team Advisory Committee, per Township Council Workshop minutes. Resolution 2009-74, which established the mission, goals, and objectives for the Green Team Advisory Commitee, was adopted that same day, per Regular Meeting minutes.

I've not discovered an online list of committee members, but the Aberdeen Green Team website promises to add details soon. The 2009 Annual Report of the Aberdeen Township Environmental & Shade Tree Advisory Board commented favorably on its member Grace Musumeci's active role with the Green Team initiative. Hers is the only name I've found associated with the committee so far. She is listed at Sustainable Jersey as the Green Team's co-chair.

The Township Council hired an attorney to deal specifically with redevelopment and energy law with its passage of Resolution 2011-38, according to 1 Feb 2011 Township Council minutes. Then in May 2011, the Township put out a request for proposals to install solar power systems at 3 pumping stations and at the Public Works Complex on Lenox Road as part of this greening process, according to the 19 May 2011 Independent. And yesterday, at Aberdeen Day, the Green Team was handling out flyers encouraging citizens to participate in their pre-season meeting on Monday 12 Sep 2011 at 7:30 pm in the Town Hall Conference Room. They also plan a pep rally in October to discuss the concrete steps Aberdeen must take to become certified in sustainability.

If you want to see Aberdeen's current status towards certification, go to Sustainable Jersey's map of participating communities and click on the dot representing Aberdeen. If you'd like to communicate with the team, write to aberdeengreenteam@gmail.com.


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