How Green Is Verona-Cedar Grove?
Do the townships make it easy for you to live an Earth-friendly lifestyle? What do you wish was different?
Towns across the country are getting new recycling centers, giving away rain barrels and installing parking meters with solar panels. Here at Patch, we wanted to know: What makes Verona-Cedar Grove green?
Going paperless is an initiative to transfer all paper documents onto electronic devices such as laptops and iPads to eliminate costs incurred by printing products such as paper and ink or toner cartridges.
The Cedar Grove Township Council made an important decision to go green by purchasing five iPads at a cost of $4,800 for council members. The tablets allow them to save paper and trees by displaying documents, agendas and other items instead of printing them out.
The council estimates they save between $4,500 and $5,000 in paper alone.
Right now, only the township council will use iPads instead of paper packets but the town hopes to have all governing bodies go paperless in the near future.
Instead of throwing those outgrown clothes in the trash, Verona and Cedar Grove residents can head down to Ozone Avenue in Verona to donate to Goodwill.
Verona and Cedar Grove also participate in recycling efforts and participate in Essex County's annual Computer and Electronics Recycling Day as well as Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
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