Friday, April 19, 2013
Four Wyckoff business met the requirements to be the first four honorees of the Green Business Program.
The Wyckoff Environmental Commissions Green Business Program awarded a certificate to the first four honorees of their program. Chocolate Etc., Green Lion Digital, 3 Chicas and the Township of Wyckoff were all awarded “handsome certificates” for their efforts in going green. “Honestly, when I first saw the form and the procedures it really made me think,” said Chocolate Etc. owner Jay Vidockler. “There were some environmental friendly things I was doing and others that I wasn’t even conscious of so I started to do more of them. It’s really easy for any business to do and if everybody in town took these steps it could really make a difference.” The Green Business Program is part of an initiative to get Wyckoff closer to attaining the Silver…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Wyckoff resident John A. Unglert documented the environmentally friendly efforts of his fellow township residents through his wonderful photography.
Members of Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs, several Girl Scout Troops, Wyckoff Green Team Task Force, the Christian Health Care Center, Friends of Wyckoff and Partners in Pride were all in attendace for the team up to tidy up efforts, along with a number of helpful residents. Members of the Environmental Committee, the Wyckoff Green Team and a number of local students were a part of the efforts at the Shred Fest. Please feel free to attach any of your personal photos taken at either of these events to this story. Click here to see the impact that these residents actually made.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wyckoff residents came out this weekend to clean up their town and shred documents.
Wyckoff residents gathered Saturday morning for a Team Up to Tidy Up event and the annual paper and document shredding event. Team Up to Tidy Up began with a group of Wyckoff residents meeting up at town hall before heading out into the community for some spring-cleaning. “First of all we had a great day for it,” said Wyckoff Mayor Rudy Boonstra. “We had a tremendous turnout over at town hall. It’s just one of the facets that makes Wyckoff a great town. Team Up to Tidy Up also brings the young people out and gets them involved with the spirit of volunteerism at a young age, which is what we like to see.” The annual Shred Fest kicked off at 9 a.m. at the Recycling Center and organizers saw a consistent flow of traffic until noon. The …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Wins for the program include more than $3,000 in grants
Check out the latest post from the Wyckoff Green Team: Janice Reynen, Wyckoff’s Green Team School Coordinator, gave an inspirational presentation to the Board of Ed showcasing programs that the Green Team has implemented in the Wyckoff elementary schools in that past 7 months under her guidance. Highlights included: receiving 5 grants totaling over $3,400, expanding the recycling program to incorporate plastics up to #7, removing Styrofoam from the hot lunches program at all schools, weekly “Green Scenes” included in the Friday E-blasts, classroom recycling pledges, and custom stickers for existing containers. The Wyckoff Green Team truly thanks the Board of Ed for their support in making Wyckoff’s children responsible aware members of …
Monday, November 12, 2012
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On Saturday Wyckoff residents had another town wide opportunity to shred their personal paper documents at no charge at the DPW Garage at 475 West Main St. Residents lined up to take advantage of the event, which was hosted by the Wyckoff Green Team. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox every morning, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Friday, October 26, 2012
For every ton of paper recycled and redirected into post consumer production, 17 trees are allowed to grow, according to the EPA.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Wyckoff Green Team posted the following on their new website and asked that Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch help spread the word. More than happy to help: Your town is looking for volunteers to do our part for the environment, locally and globally! Do you care about your community and the environment? Then you should be signing up to be a part of this. Do you have to get up a little earlier than usual on a Saturday? Maybe. But you will feel awesome doing it. It’s only from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 10. The sign up form is at the bottom of this page. You want the official statement from your town administration. Glad you asked. FALL PERSONAL PAPER DOCUMENT SHREDDING SERVICE Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. until noon Another town wide opportunity …