Haddonfield New Jersey 08033


Haddonfield New Jersey 08033
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Boards, Commissions and Committees

Thank you to everyone to attended the Open House! During the meeting Commissioner Neil Rochford and Sustainable Haddonfield Co-Chairs Julie Beddingfield and Diane Schrauth gave an overview of how this project started and what sustainability actions Haddonfield has already completed. Phil Caton and Elizabeth McManus, planners at Clarke Caton Hintz, next explained what types of information can be expected in the Sustainability Element. Click here to see the Clarke Caton Hintz Presentation. After the formal presentations attendees completed the Sustainability Surveys. Check out the Documents and Resources page to see a few photos from the Open House.

The Sustainability Survey is now available online! For those that didn’t complete the surveys at the Open House, the survey questions have been posted online. Click here to participate:


Check out our new website!


November 2013 Congratulations Team! A $10,000 grant from Walmart.

10,000 grant!


Formerly known as, Haddonfield Green Team, Sustainable Haddonfield encourages sustainable use of our community's natural, human, and economic resources through education, outreach, and collaborative partnerships between residents, community organizations, borough government and neighboring towns.

In September 2010, Haddonfield was awarded bronze-level Certification as a Sustainable Community under the Sustainable Jersey™ program. Among other things, the Haddonfield Green Team is currently working on raising the Borough's level of certification from Bronze to Silver by 2013.


Borough Hall
242 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, New Jersey 08033
Phone: 856-429-4700, ext. 321, Messages only
Email: greenteam@haddonfield-nj.gov
Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Borough Hall


Diane Schrauth, Co-Chair
Bert Cossaboon, Co-Chair

Neal Rochford, Commissioner
Julie Beddingfield
Saba Aftab
Anna Hermes
Lara Barrett


Current Events    Previous and Recent Events and Programs    Green Team Members   2012 Meeting Minutes

From Beaver Dams to Bike Lanes (via The Dodge Blog)

Recognizing local sustainability champions Julie Beddingfield, co-chair, Sustainable Haddonfield, building a rain barrel. “As co-chair of Sustainable Haddonfield, I like to think of myself as the air-traffic controller of the programs,” said Julie…

The Green Team sends periodic newsletters covering green and sustainability topics, news, and local events.


Please contact us if you have any interesting news, article ideas, or events to promote in the newsletter.

Additionally, join us on Facebook!

Resolution to Authorize the Endorsement of Community Visioning as Adopted by Sustainable Haddonfield
Resolution to Authorize the Endorsement of Green Building Practices for Civic, Commercial and Residential Buildings

Grant Award
The Haddonfield Green Team was recently awarded a $1000 grant from Sustainable Jersey™. The Green Team will use the grant funds to build capacity, conduct workshops, and encourage and promote participation in sustainability efforts throughout the Borough.

Contact Us
Join our mailing list, volunteer for Green Team activities, or let us know about your sustainability ideas, interests, or expertise. Email us at: greenteam@haddonfield-nj.gov.

Sustainable Jersey™
For information about Sustainable Jersey™, feel free to contact us at the above email address, or visit the Sustainable Jersey™ web page: http://www.sustainablejersey.com/about.php


Diane Schrauth, Co-Chair
Bert Cossaboon, Co-Chair

Neal Rochford, Commissioner
Julie Beddingfield
Saba Aftab
Anna Hermes
Lara Barrett


February, March, April, May, June, July, August


The Environmental Commission invites all "Recognized Green Businesses" to participate in its Earth Day event at Crows Woods Pavilion, April 26, 10 am to 2 pm. Set up a table, promote your sustainable practices, create an activity, or come up with your own idea. Join Sustainable Haddonfield, Crows Woods Gardeners, HMHS Environmental Club, Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, and more for a fun-filled event for all ages. Please contact us at sustainablehaddonfield@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions. For more information about our Recognized Green Business program or to sign up, see the attached letter and survey [or link at our website].

Green Business Recognition Letter


Sustainable Lawn Care Tips--Cut it and leave it!

Green Business Recognition Program

The Haddonfield Green Team is excited to highlight some of our local businesses in our newly launched Green Business Recognition Program. The program works with local businesses and their already existing earth-friendly practices as well as practices they are looking to implement in the coming year. The practices focus on waste reduction, energy efficiency, water reduction, green buildings, transportation, pollution reduction, social responsibility, local economy, and goals and promotion. Items include: recycling, reuse of items, composting, use of natural lighting, native plantings, use of a rain barrel, no VOC paint use, use of green cleaning products, equitable hiring practices, buying local, and establishing more green goals. There are so many things, both little and big, that can truly make a difference in helping to protect our planet. For instance, recycling, composting, and reusing items help reduce the amount of trash entering a landfill. Using a rain barrel to capture natural rainwater instead of turning on the hose will save water, a precious natural resource. And using natural lighting will not only help lower our electric bills, but will also decrease our use of fossil fuels which helps combat global warming.

Our hope is that in recognizing and promoting our local green businesses, more and more businesses and individuals will adopt green practices. If you are a business owner and are interested in our program, please contact Donna Moffett at buckeyebutterfly@gmail.com for more information. We also aim to help local businesses with local workshops or information they might need to help make their business a little more earth-friendly. Please help us recognize and congratulate the nine local businesses in our program who have committed to helping both our local community and planet. They are: Carly Valentine Photography, Symetrie Salon, The British Chip Shop, The Bread Board Plus, Triggerwave, LLC, Personal Expressions Hair Studio, Christian Science Reading Room, Indulgence Cupcakery, and Be Well Massage.


  • October 29 & 30 2012 E-Waste Collection - Sponsored by the HMHS Environmental Club
  • Haddonfield Green Team Launched Anti-Idling Awareness Week:  October 1-5, 2012
    Did you know that ...
    • ..idling for more than 3 minutes is against the law in New Jersey?
    • .. idling for 10 minutes uses as much fuel as it takes to travel 5 miles?
    • ..emissions from idling vehicles contribute to air pollutants that can trigger asthma attacks (effecting up to 25% of NJ's school age children)?
    • ..all of Haddonfield's elementary schools are identified as anti-idling "hot spots" in the Borough's Anti-Idling Enforcement Plan?
      In support of the Haddonfield Board of Commissioner's recent proclamation to enforce existing anti-idling violations and penalties, the Haddonfield Green Team created an Anti-Idling Awareness Week of outreach and education activities the week of October 1.    This week was chosen because it coincides with International Walk to School Day on October 3, 2012, and because elementary school students are particularly impacted by idling cars during school drop-off and pick-up. 

      The Green Team provided information through multiple venues to raise awareness of  the  New Jersey anti-idling code, and the numerous health and environmental impacts caused by idling vehicles.   They also joined forces with the Tatem SRTS Team and Haddonfield Memorial High School Environmental Club to encourage families to turn off their engines while waiting for afternoon dismissal, or park and walk part-way to school.  An ‘awareness blitz' was planned for October 2, 2012 at Tatem Elementary School (Photos above) , and all schools were provided educational information during the week.   All students in Haddonfield were encouraged to walk to school on October 3, 2012

      For additional information on the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection Agency's anti-idling initiatives and New Jersey's anti-idling code, visit: http://www.stopthesoot.org/sts-idle.htm
  • The Haddonfield Green Team and HMHS Environmental Club were at Tatem Elementary School to help educate about idling and alternate park and walk routes.
  • On September 27, 2012, a Backyard Composting Workshop was hosted by the Haddonfield Green Team.
  • On May 19, 2012, the Haddonfield Environmental Commission held a Green Fair. The theme: "Celebrating Our Sustainable Community". Haddonfield Environmental Commission sponsored a 2012 Children's Green Earth Art Contest with the theme: "The Environment and You."The winners were announced on May 19, 2012 at the Green Earth Fair which was sponsored by the Environmental Commission and the Haddonfield Green Team. Markeim Arts Center exhibited all art entries on the day of the Green Earth Fair, between 9 am and 12 pm.
  • July 27, 2011, Rain Barrel Workshop: The Green Team sponsored a Rain Barrel Workshop presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Residents learned how to help reduce stormwater runoff, use innovative watering techniques, and how to build, install, and maintain their own rain barrel. Participants left with a working rain barrel to install at home. For more information click here: http://water.rutgers.edu/Stormwater_Management/rainbarrels.html

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