Edison, NJ – Four members of the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT), Chris Mazauskas, Jay Elliot, Maria Orchid and Abha Daravanjan,  recently attended the 2019 NJ Sustainability Summit. 

Each attended workshops and seminars to collect information to present to the ESJGT membership at its next meeting, as well as for consideration of local green and sustainable projects, programs and activities in Edison.

The annual event was presented this year at Bell Works in Holmdel and celebrated the organization’s 10th Anniversary. The motto of this year’s summit was  “Sustainable Jersey: A Decade of Impact.”

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450 New Jersey communities have officially registered with Sustainable Jersey, and 53 communities from 18 counties that have been certified.  According to the ESJGT, this represents nearly 80% participation statewide.

Edison was among the first fourteen municipalities in New Jersey  to achieve certification as a Sustainable Community in 2009 and maintains that certification according to ESJGT. 

The Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team is also celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. During this past April, ESJGT was re-organized with thirteen appointments for the 2019-2020 term, approved and supported by the Administration.

Over the past ten years, the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team has supported and participated in numerous green/sustainable activities, projects, programs and events, including the Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration. 

It has also developed and maintained viable partnerships with other environmentally-focused organizations throughout the Greater Edison Area  including Edison Clean Communities, Edison Greenways Group, Edison Township Environmental Commission, Edison Open Space Advisory Committee, Dismal Swamp Preservation Commission, Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management,  Middlesex County Improvement Authority, and  Student Environmental Network for a Sustainable Earth.