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Upper Twp. Sustainable Jersey Green Team Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021, 1 pm
This is an online meeting using GoToMeeting.Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/UpperTownship-NJ/ut-public-meeting-room

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311 Access Code: 617-672-469

Green Team meetings are normally held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Able and willing volunteers are always welcome. To get involved in sustainable projects in our community, email the Green Team at > UpperTwpGreenTeam@yahoo.comUpper Twp. Sustainable Jersey Green Team Website > https://UpperTwpGreenTeam.wordpress.com
Facebook page > https://www.facebook.com/UpperTwpGreenTeam/
Green Team page on Upper Twp. website > http://uppertownship.com/boards/green-team/
– Posted 22 Feb 2021 

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Local 2020 Census Complete Count Links:
Upper Twp. –
MunicipalityUT Business Assoc.
Cape May Co. – Self-Response Deadline Sept. 30th
                  US 2020Census   Main Site 

  • Posted 24 Sep 2020

Community Health Updates from Cape Assist

Two flyers:

  1. WISE program for adults 51 and older – seating is limited. PDF
  2. Radio talk “Marijuana in Our Community Today” on Aug. 11th, 9-10am. PDF

Friendly Reminder on Upper Township Invasive Plants Ordinance (Bamboo)

Upper Twp. cracks down on bamboo, other invaders
COLUMB HIGGINS, Shorenewstoday Mar 13, 2016
Upper Township invasive plants ordinance
Mar 7, 2016

See link for related video on our Hub website.
Twelve Tenacious Invasives – Invasive Plants – Galloway NJ
Invasive Garden Plant Identification and Guide
Presented by Jessie Connor. Presented by the Galloway Township Environmental Commission, funded by ANJEC, the Association of Environmental Commissions. Video production by Just Right

  1. Japanese Honeysuckle
  2. Japanese Barberry
  3. Autumn Olive
  4. Muiltiflora Rose
  5. Chinese Wisteria
  6. Norway Maple
  7. Japanese Knotweed
  8. Mugwort
  9. Tree of Heaven
    10.Asian Bettersweet
    11.English Ivy
    12.Bradford Pear

Posted 27 Jun 2020

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Support Local Restaurants in Upper Twp.

The Upper Township Business Association has been maintaining a special online listing of Township restaurants that are open for for Take-Out business during the Covid-19 crisis and resulting shut-down.
The list is updated on a regular basis and is linked here >  https://bit.ly/SupportLocalUT
In addition, other information about our business community is available on the UTBA website here > https://upperbiz.com/

Support our local restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery.

For the up-to-date “open” list
for Upper Twp. Restaurants

CLICK HERE

Let’s support our restaurants and all local businesses here in Upper Twp. Together we are #upperstrong!

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe’s ‘Global Weirding’ videos
by SueEllen Campbell
Scientist Katharine Hayhoe is widely recognized as a leading climate science communicator. This sampling of her videos provides a taste of why she’s earned that reputation. Click above graphic to view. – Posted 02 May 2020

Farm-to-Table Celebrated Chef Alice Waters gives tips on growing your own Vegetable Garden > https://bit.ly/VegGardenTips
– Posted 07 Apr 2020 6 pm

NJ Adopts Strict Standards on Two Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

JON HURDLE | APRIL 7, 2020 | NJ Spotlight
New Jersey is finally adopting tough new health standards for two toxic PFAS chemicals in drinking water a year after proposing them and up to three years after state scientists recommended them.

The state Department of Environmental Protection confirmed Monday that a proposed rule setting maximum contaminant limits on PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid), two of the most prevalent and widely studied of the PFAS family of chemicals, had been sent to the Office of Administrative Law, as required, on March 31, the day before it would have expired.

After the rule is finalized by publication in the New Jersey Register, it will require public utilities and owners of private water wells to ensure that drinking water contains no more than 14 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOA and 13 ppt for PFOS. They will be two of the strictest standards among states that have regulated the chemicals, and far stronger than the 70 ppt advisory guideline set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a level that advocates say is much too lax to protect public health. Read more > here.

Related Sustainable Jersey Water Topics – New Actions for Cat. # 10 – Health (Mar. 2020) (Click on these new topics for PDF copy of Action.)
Private Well Outreach and Testing
Removing Lead in Drinking Water

Please support our local restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurant. Here is the “open” list. Encourage your friends to do the same. Repeat often! Let’s support our restaurants and all local businesses here in Upper Township. Together we are #upperstrong! Like and share the Upper Twp. Business Association Facebook page for a list of restaurant take-out locations. https://www.facebook.com/UpperBiz/

5 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy While Social Distancing Click Here.
Source: American Express ( Posted 05 Apr 2020 )

Check out this NJ DEP page with a dozen Facebook Pages within the NJ DEP with helpful sustainable tips and resources.
https://nj.gov/dep/facebook.html

Guard Your Backyard
A local leaders’ guide to protect against unwanted residential soil dumping
Information site, provided by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJ-DEP) > https://www.nj.gov/dep/guardyourbackyard/

Deep Dive on Sustainable Jersey’s Re-Booted Website. ( Posted 04 Apr 2020
1. Checkout the repository of SJ newsletters – Here.
2. Key individuals and game changers in their communities are highlighted monthly by SJ. The Sustainability Hero for April 2020 is Michael Winka, Senior Policy Advisor, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) Read about Michael – Here

Municipalities are on the Front Lines of Climate Change
Among the plentiful resource links on the Sustainable Jersey website is one from the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance. While some of the video stories are several years old, the content and context remains strikingly relevant and worthy of review. The site’s discription tells the story: “The New Jersey Climate Change Alliance (NJCCA) is a collective of organizations and individuals that share the goal of advancing science-informed climate change strategies and policy at the state and local levels in New Jersey.”
njadapt.rutgers.edu njadapt.org
https://www.facebook.com/SustainableJersey/videos/1894770540567218/
See Video Story Examples – Here ( https://njadapt.rutgers.edu/ )
Video stories on climate change issues and opportunities in NJ
http://www.njadapt.org/about.html
See example: New Jersey’s Changing Shoreline (Sep 21, 2016) – Video Here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAsejxpl1XQ

  • Last Page Update 24 Sep 2020
    • Prior Updates: 27 June 2020