Environmental News You Can Use
Meet the Environmental Commission
Morris Township’s Environmental Commission is an advisory group to the local government. Composed of resident volunteers appointed by the Mayor, the commission strives to protect local natural resources by informing residents about environmental issues, laws, and programs.
The Environmental commission also advises the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment about impacts of proposals for development on issues including flooding and runoff, open space needs, water and air quality, plants and animal habitat, and waste disposal. To learn more, please read our 2020 Annual Report and 2021 Agenda, and visit our website.
NEW Bamboo Ordinance to Fight Invasives
A new ordinance prohibits the planting, growing, maintaining, or cultivation of
bamboo within the Township. Bamboo is known to threaten native vegetation and endanger existing ecosystems. Learn more.
Recycle ONLY #1,2 & 5 Plastics
Many residents unknowingly “contaminate” township recyclables with unacceptable materials, which increases everyone’s costs. The only acceptable plastic materials to be recycled are numbered 1, 2, and 5. Learn more.
Learn about Community Energy Aggregation (CEA)
The Environmental Commission is hosting a remote education session on the benefits of Community Energy Aggregation, which has the potential to lower residential energy costs and reduce carbon emissions. Learn more.
Local and Statewide Plastic Bag Ban
New Jersey recently enacted the nation's strictest bag ban. Starting in May 2022, plastic bags will no longer be available through grocery, retail, and restaurants. Morris Township’s ban of single use plastic bags began on July 1, 2020. Learn more.
Three Ways You Can Help
 
Join our mailing list and spread the word by forwarding this email to a neighbor
Volunteer for a project -- email buzkenney@gmail.com to learn more
Attend the next meeting of the Environmental Commission on April 8