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Jan. 18, 2014
 

Note: Please RSVP so that we may estimate attendance. Thank you!

With all the responses to our recent survey, we've been able to draft a plan of action for the group for 2014, to be discussed with strong supporters like you!

We ARE HOLDING A MEETING on January 18, 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. (1 hour). At Harvest Moon Brewery & Café, 392 George St., New Brunswick ( www.harvestmoonbrewery.com/directions/). This will be LUNCH to follow for those who wish to pay (cost about $ 10+ depending on your order). Here is a link to the menu www.harvestmoonbrewery.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Oct13Menu.pdf ). We hope you are able to stay for LUNCH as this will be an opportunity for us to meet informally and gather ideas of how to move forward.

The meeting will include an update on an ongoing campaign of ours, the American Cyanamid plant. We'll discuss the results of the survey briefly, and spend time deciding which pressing issues the RV group should first address. There will be petition signing as well, regarding state legislative bill S812 to reduce plastics disposal.

We have listed below some highlights from the survey, and a draft list of current environmental issues impacting the RV region.

Survey highlights:

  • The top priority for the RV group is environmental stewardship
  • E-mail is the best form of steady communication among the group
  • Every other month is a good meeting frequency for folks (tossing around the notion of meeting every other month face-to-face, and virtually in between)
  • There are many members willing to donate at least a couple of hours a month to group work in some form- thank you!
  • The preferred times, days, and locations for meetings were all over the map- hence we think that mixing them up would be the most fair way to proceed. A Saturday brunch here, a Wednesday evening there, etc.
  • A good way to help members get more involved without infringing too much into their time may be to have small subcommittees that meet on their own time, face-to-face or virtually, to discuss localized issues.
See more at Survey Results

Potential RV group issues:

We look forward to seeing you at our January meeting and lunch. Please come ideas to share- our success relies on your participation!

Thank you,

(in alphabetical order)
Nancy Gladfelter ( Open Space and Conservation Issues)
Don McBride (Vice Chair and webmaster)
Roomi Nusrat (Chair)
Daphne Speck-Bartynski (Political Affairs)
Jane Tousman (Conservation Advisor)

Post Scripts:

We would like to thank Sarah Martin who has completed her responsibilities as our communication chair for her service to our Group. Here contribution to the Fall 2013 Picnic and the preparation and execution of the Survey are invaluable. We wish Sarah Martin the very best for her future endeavors!

CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION URGES RESIDENTS TO RECYCLE USED ELECTRONIC DEVICES DURING THE HOLIDAY GIFT SEASON MANY CONVENIENT DROPOFF POINTS ACROSS THE STATE

TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection is reminding state residents that televisions, computers, electronic tablets, e-book readers, printers and monitors that have been replaced by new electronic holiday gifts cannot be tossed into the trash but must be taken to designated recycling collection points as mandated by state law.

For more information on New Jersey's E-Cycle program, including a list of e-waste recycling locations statewide, a connection to all 21 county recycling web sites, and information for consumers on "front door" pickup service to deal with extra heavy televisions or for people with special needs, visit: www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/ewaste/index.html