WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Green Team has earned an Environmental Achievement Award from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions for their activities during the pandemic. The award was presented to the Green Team at their virtual Environmental Congress on Oct. 1. 


In addition, the Green Team successfully completed the requirements to qualify for Silver Certification from Sustainable New Jersey and collected 2000 pounds of food benefitting the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. The next food drive is set for Nov. 7.


 “The Township Committee appreciates and recognizes this significant achievement by the Green Team, especially given the fact that the work for all these activities was completed by Warren resident volunteers,” said Warren Mayor Mick Marion. “The activities of the Green Team make Warren a healthier place to live.”

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Committeeman Vic Sordillo commented that, “the actions of the Green Team truly represent how special Warren is and applauds this momentous achievement.”


The Green Team, led by Chairperson Laura Mandel, was recognized for: programming, “Living in Harmony with Nature,” prepared by Shweta Agrawal and Susan Zeitels; two webinars conducted with the Warren Township Library presented by Wayne Defeo, Susan Zeitels and Aileen D’Atri; two food drives, which were held on August 29 and September 26, both organized by Shweta Agrawal; the planting of three new rain gardens located behind the Warren Township Library, ALT School, and Temple Har Shalom constructed with a grant from Rutgers University, and assisted by Green Team members Gloria Mayer, Susan Zeitels, and Christina Lewis; and Michael Pate and Maria Mensinger shared information with the Warren Township schools. 


Warren Township Schools Superintendent Dr. Matthew Mingle congratulated the Green Team on their achievement at Monday’s meeting of the Warren Township Board of Education.