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Environmental Commission

Purpose

The Environmental Commission's mission is to educate, advocate, and promote best policies and practices for the Borough's environment and the health and safety of its residents.

Activities

  • Earth Day cleanup
  • Arbor Day
  • Girl Scouts Tree Arbor
  • Community Forestry Management Plan
  • Green Team
  • Rain barrel and tree pruning workshops, environmental advocacy, and tree plantings

Read our 2023 annual report.

Volunteer with the Environmental Commission.

Meetings

Our meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Day: 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Somerville Civic Center, 24 Robeson Street

Upcoming meetings

Mar 12 2024

Environmental Commission meeting: March 12, 2024

7:30 pm Civic Center
  • Directions
Apr 9 2024

Environmental Commission meeting: April 9, 2024

7:30 pm Civic Center
  • Directions
May 14 2024

Environmental Commission meeting: May 14, 2024

7:30 pm Civic Center
  • Directions

Past meetings

Members

Environmental Commission

Members serve 2 or 3 year terms.

Name Term expiration
Jeff Lamborn, Chair December 31, 2024 (3-year term)
Helene Venizelos, Vice-Chair December 31, 2026 (3-year term)
Sandra Benscoter, Secretary December 31, 2026 (2-year term)
Larry Cleveland, Planning Board Liaison December 31, 2025 (3-year term)
Geraldine DeSapio December 31, 2025 (3-year term)
Geoffrey Keiser December 31, 2026 (3-year term)
Rebecca Reitman-Garofalo December 31, 2024 (3-year term)
Jefry Tineo, Alternate #1 December 31, 2024 (2-year term)
Timarie Diehl, Alternate #2 December 31, 2025 (2-year term)
Glen Denys, Council Liaison December 31, 2024 (1-year term)

Green Team

Members serve 1 year terms, expiring December 31, 2024.

  • Tania Althoff
  • Thomas Auffenorde
  • Sarah Arif
  • Ava Coppola
  • Pamela Dorn
  • Paige Greenfield
  • John Guarino
  • Laura Laskowski
  • Caitlin Martin
  • Melissa Smith-Shell
  • Logan Stahl
  • Gina Stravic
  • Neal Udsen

Contact

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