Category: Environment

Somerville plants 150 new trees with state grant

The Borough of Somerville completed a reforestation project and planted 150 tree saplings in 4 parks and along the Peter’s Brook greenway and intersecting streets. This project was funded by a $137,210 grant awarded to the Borough in 2022 by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. The total project was estimated to cost $171,000 and … Continued

Recycle adult bicycles at Earth Day bike drive

The Environmental Commission is partnering with RideWise and Pops Bike Shop to provide refurbished bicycles to adults who need transportation for work. Bike donations will be accepted at the Earth Day bike drive on April 20 and April 22. Drop-off locations and times are listed below. The Department of Public Works will help transport donated … Continued

Earth Day 2024 weekend activities

Celebrate Earth Day with the Environmental Commission the weekend of April 19, 20 and 21, rain or shine! We have 3 opportunities to join in the festivities and make an impact with our community. Here are the highlights, with more information listed further below about each event. Town Clean Up & Free Tree Seedling Giveaway … Continued

Volunteer at the community garden

The Environmental Commission is looking for volunteers to help prepare the Jay Scott Community Garden in Somerville for the new season. Volunteer opportunities are available on Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 13. What we’re doing Adding soil to beds and laying mulch along the pathways General garden clean up Work will include digging, bending, … Continued

Help improve the community garden

The Environmental Commission is planning to reposition some soil and garden beds at the Somerville Community Garden on March 16 and 23, from 9 to 11 am. This will help us increase the number of beds in the garden, which is located at the corner of Main St and Veterans Memorial Drive. This is exciting … Continued

Somerville earns Sustainable Jersey silver certification

The Borough of Somerville has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification at the silver level. Certified towns excelled in areas such as improving energy efficiency, health and wellness, reducing waste, sustaining local economies, protecting natural resources and advancing the arts. Certified towns were announced at the Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon on November … Continued

EV Show: learn about the benefits of driving electric vehicles

All residents are invited to an Electric Vehicle (EV) Show during the Somerville Street Fair and Craft Show, from 11 am to 5 pm, on Sunday, October 1 in downtown Somerville. Come and learn how to save money while driving, help clean the air, reverse climate change and just have fun by driving electric. What you … Continued

Thank you for celebrating Earth Day 2023

Authored by the Somerville Environmental Commission of Somerville, New Jersey Thank you to all who came out to our Earth Day event on Saturday April 22nd! Somerville residents and local organizations volunteer one Saturday in April to clean up litter and other debris throughout the Borough’s parks, brooks and other public areas. About the annual cleanup event … Continued

Make your home comfortable and help save the environment

Authored by the Somerville Environmental Commission of Somerville, New Jersey PSEG offers a free home energy assessment and financial incentives to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Rebates are available for home insulation, appliances, heating and cooling equipment, and much more! The Somerville Environmental Commission is proud to partner with PSE&G and Sustainable Jersey to help … Continued

Smoking information

Authored by the Somerville Environmental Commission of Somerville, New Jersey Find resources and information about how to quit smoking: Basic information about smoking and tobacco use (from the CDC) Quit smoking (from Tobacco Free NJ) CDC Tobacco Free (on Facebook) QuitAssist®

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