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Green Sustainability Committee

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The Denville Green Sustainability Committee


About Us

Our Committee is comprised of volunteers and appointed Township officials. It was established through an ordinance in order to both recommend environmental sustainability measures for our town and to promote awareness and education on this important topic.


Meet Our Current Members

Thomas Andes, Mayor                                              John Ciardi, Facilities Manager

Donald Tidey, Chair                                                   Carlos Perez, Director of Health

John Murphy, Vice Chair - Council Liaison               John Egbert, Director of Public Works

Phyllis Carey, Secretary                                            John Ruschke, Township Engineer

Dino Cappello, Board of Education Liaison               Richard Gawel

Tom Zollo                                                                  Peter Jarmulowicz

Susan Filauro                                                             Rupande Mehta

Dennis Goldstein                                                       Christi Rokicki                                                                                            

How We Make a Difference

We set examples through our activities and our participation in various “green” events and programs.  We coordinate sustainability topics and initiatives with the Township’s Council, Committees, Administration, and its Civic groups as well.  We are the channel to Sustainable Jersey, with whom we have achieved certification. Our Facebook site encourages sustainability practices and serves as a knowledge-based resource through our pertinent postings and announcements.  


Our Certification with Sustainable Jersey

The Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey (Ewing Township) manages statewide support to communities pursuing sustainable development with training, tools, and financial incentives. 

Through our Committee the town of Denville has actively participated in the rigorous Sustainable Jersey Certification Program, and certified since 2010. We currently hold a Bronze-level award and in 2017 have applied for recertification for the Silver-level award. Additionally, Denville Board of Education proudly participates in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program as well. Get the details at


Some of Our Continuing Township Activities

  • Arbor Day Tree Planting                                      
  • Host our Annual Green Fair                    
  • Promote Anti-Idling School Program
  • Participant in School Green Events
  • Participant in Rid-Litter Day    
  • Rotary Club Street Festival Participant
  • Host our “Library Lecture Series”
  • Host Shred Day Event                                            
  • Promote Recycling with the MCMUA
  • Participant in the Rockaway River Clean-up Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation Supporter

Learn More

We invite all to visit our Facebook page.

Would you like to sit in at one of our meetings as a guest? Select “Quick Links” at this Denville homepage, then choose “volunteer signup”.  Our regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in the Municipal building with Ad hoc meetings held as required.