Resources

TriCounty Sustainability Alliance - TRICSA is a Sustainable Jersey HUB for green team municipal members from Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties to network, sharing ideas and resources.

Sustainable Cherry Hill offers many interesting events that are open to everyone.  You may want to subscribe to their email list.

GRASS CLIPPINGS

Did you know your lawn actually benefits when grass clippings aren’t removed but are left on the lawn?  Click here for more information on how to recycle your grass clippings.

LEAF COLLECTION ALTERNATIVES

Roanoke, VA no longer has loose-leaf collection.  Leaves are only collected in 30-gallon or larger biodegradeable paper bags, the kind you can get at hardware and big box stores.  We’ve been told such a program can reduce costs for a community.

Their site includes a video on how to mulch-mow  leaves.  This is a great way to “free your weekends this autumn and eliminate the chore of raking leaves forever” and provide your lawn with nutrients.  The mulched leaves can also be added to your compost bin and used on your gardens and flower beds next year.

WASTE REDUCTION

Recycling

Zero-Waste Recycling video filmed right here in Camden County, explains how your recyclables are processed.  Click here to download a colorful poster on what can be recycled.   Please note:  plastics #4, #5, and #7 are now included!

WATER CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION

Infographic:  Not a Drop to Drink

10 Ways You Can Make A Difference

  1. Sign the WATER BILL OF RIGHTS, a statement of principles affirming that all Americans have the right to safe, clean drinking water at replenishable levels.
  2. Fix leaks. You’ll conserve hundreds of gallons of water a year and save on your utility bill as well.
  3. Say ‘No’ to bottled water. It takes three times the water you’re drinking just to create the bottle. Plus, you’ll save money.
  4. Change your garden practices. More plants die from overwatering than underwatering. If you live in a dry community, try native plants instead of water-guzzling grass.
  5. Eat less meat, especially beef. It takes 1,800 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef, more than three times that of chicken or pork.
  6. Choose products with the EPA’s WaterSense label, which indicates that a product is water efficient and is contributing to overall water conservation.
  7. You’ve got a trash can. Use it. Don’t throw your garbage in the toilet, which can use up to seven gallons of water per flush.
  8. Only wash full loads. In both your laundry machine and dishwasher, try to limit yourself to full loads only.
  9. Turn off lights when you’re not using them. A single 60-watt light bulb uses up to five liters of water for every hour it stays on.
  10. Understand the “hidden water” cost of what you do every day. Use National Geographic’s Water Calculator to test your true water footprint.

Water Conservation Throughout the Home – by HomeAdvisor
(provided by Jillian – Kingston School, Cherry Hill, NJ).

Rain Barrel Resources

Rain Barrel Workshop Presentation A PDF version of the presentation made at our Rain Barrel Workshop held on March 31, 2012.  This is a large file so it takes a while to download.

Rain Barrel Instruction Part I

Rain Barrel Instructions Part II

Information on Automatic Diverters to use on your downspout.  This link is provided for information only and is not an endorsement of the product being offered.

Rain Garden Resources

Interested in building your own rain garden?  Rutgers has an excellent how-to manual.  Download it here.

MASTER PLAN FOR HADDON HEIGHTS

Master Plan Part 1

Master Plan Part 2

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