The West Windsor Township Environmental Commission is comprised of volunteer Township residents [Current Board] appointed by the Mayor. The commission advises the Mayor, Township Administration, and local officials, including the Planning Board and Site Plan Review Advisory Board regarding environmental issues and actions that may effect the natural resources and inhabitants of the community.
The West Windsor Township Environmental Commissioners advocate for environmentally sensitive and sustainable practices in all aspects of our lives. They will conduct or review research and studies, offer recommendations, and monitor or promote initiatives that preserve, conserve, or restore natural resources, in balance with societal activities.
The West Windsor Environmental Commission meets monthly on the 2nd Thursdays.
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: West Windsor Municipal Building, 271 Clarksville Road
West Windsor, NJ. Room C
On the web: http://www.westwindsornj.org/environ_commission.html
Email: Contact Form on West Windsor Twp website
West Windsor Township has received Sustainable Jersey SILVER level certification three times since 2013. This year again, they were proud to earn their third SILVER Award from Sustainable Jersey with 410 points. Actions that contributed to this impressive accomplishment are focused in a great part on Sustainability Planning, Reduction of Energy Usage and Natural Resources.
The West Windsor Environmental Commission has worked diligently with the Twp. on plans to reduce West Windsor’s carbon footprint for the municipality and the community. Their Climate Action Plan will be submitted for Council’s approval shortly after three years of hard work. West Windsor further engaged in multiple actions to reduce energy usage in the community with a municipal building inventory and energy audit, a Direct Install outreach campaign for local businesses, green energy purchasing, a geothermal project, and on-site solar at the senior center.
This year, the WWEC also created a Green Business Recognition Award for businesses who focus on sustainable practices. One large corporation and one small business will be recognized which they hope will inspire & set an example for other businesses to follow suit. The award uses a Criteria Checklist involving such actions as storm water management; energy, resource & water conservation measures; recycling; transportation; and social responsibility. The awards will be presented on Earth Day.
West Windsor Public Schools are also an active partner in promoting a more sustainable West Windsor. With the support of the WW Superintendent of Schools, all schools in the WW & Plainsboro School District enrolled in Sustainable Schools in 2016. Each school is starting to create their Green Teams and choosing actions that are priorities for them. More details to follow as information is available.
And finally, among the numerous actions promoting the township’s natural resources, they have updated their Wildlife Interaction Plan. Finding humane solutions to our increasing deer population problem will be a top priority.