Office of Sustainability   Phone: (609) 652-3700 ext. 209  |  Fax: (609) 652-1725  |  Email: mlynch@gtnj.org
                                                                                                                     Chief Sustainability Officer: Melanie Lynch
 

The Office of Sustainability serves to make Galloway Township a more “sustainable” community – a cleaner, greener place to live, work and visit. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), such a community “uses resources wisely and sustainably, fosters a shared vision, brings people together to work toward long-lasting solutions, and considers future generations when making decisions today.”

Sustainability provides many benefits to a community, including lower capital and operating costs, improved public and environmental health, improved quality of life for residents, preservation of property values, and coordinated decision-making between local, State, and Federal governments. For these reasons and others, the Office of Sustainability is committed to being a resource, an advocate, and a catalyst for environmental education, recycling and solid waste management, litter abatement, stormwater management, energy efficiency, biodiversity, permaculture, habitat protection, conservation of natural resources, and water/soil/air quality.

The Office of Sustainability partners with area residents, businesses, non-profits, community leaders, local government, and the council-appointed green team – Go Green Galloway, a Task Force for a Sustainable Galloway – on the following sustainability efforts:
 
Recycling Education, Reporting & Enforcement
Green Business Recognition Program
Galloway Township Clean Communities Program (Roadside Cleanups)
Kids Go Green/Sustainability for Schools Program
Patriot Lake Adopt-a-Garden & Sponsorship Program
Municipal Complex Rain Garden/Rain Barrel Education
Galloway Township Community Garden
Home Composting & Compost Education
Galloway Township Solar Challenge
GreenFest Annual Fair
Galloway Green Market – a Farmers Market
Buy Fresh/Buy Local Campaign
Sustainable Jersey – Silver-Certified Town
Environmental Film Series
Roadside Habitat Protection Program
Fair Trade Education
Clean Ocean Action - Municipal Blue Star Recipient
NJ Tree Recovery Program
Native/Invasive Species Education
Lead education
Anti-Idling Education
Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency
Green Building Education
Reusable Bag/Bottle Education Program
Think Local First Program
“Cigarette Butts are Litter Too” (Keep America Beautiful) Campaign

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Galloway Township Municipal Government
300 East Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, New Jersey 08205
Phone: (609) 652-3700
 
Township Office Hours:
Monday - Friday  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 
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