Thursday, May 23: Temporary rolling road closures, starting at 7 pm, for the Legal RunAround 5K


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Recycle adult bicycles at Earth Day bike drive

Posted on April 19, 2024

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...
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Earth Day 2024 weekend activities

Posted on April 18, 2024

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...
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Volunteer at the community garden

Posted on April 11, 2024

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,...
Volunteers needed at the community garden

Help improve the community garden

Posted on March 10, 2024

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...
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Somerville earns Sustainable Jersey silver certification

Posted on December 14, 2023

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...
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EV Show: learn about the benefits of driving electric vehicles

Posted on September 23, 2023

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...
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Thank you for celebrating Earth Day 2023

Posted on April 23, 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...
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Make your home comfortable and help save the environment

Posted on January 1, 2023

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...
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Smoking information

Posted on October 10, 2022

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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Learn how to compost at home

Posted on September 1, 2022

Authored by the Somerville Environmental Commission of Somerville, New Jersey What is it? Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 28% of what we throw away, and composting turns them into plant, tree and garden food! Making...
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