Delran is looking for volunteers to join its "Green Team" to assist the township on its path to becoming more sustainable.
Township council approved a resolution in April to join Sustainable Jersey, a certification program for Garden State municipalities that want to "go green, save money and take steps to sustain quality-of-life over the long term," according to the organization's website.
"A few months ago, council was approached by Bill Curzie, a resident and former Delran Environmental Commission Chair, about joining," said Councilwoman Lona Pangia. "He invited council to a regional meeting ... As soon as we saw the initiatives that other towns in the region were taking on and accomplishing, we understood and were energized to start this program in Delran."
According to a release from the township, more than 380 towns are registered with the Sustainable Jersey program, and another 115 are completing the certification process, with Delran the newest entry.
"When the Sustainable Jersey initiative was presented, not only did it fit most of our views, but it comes packed with grant money to help assist in a variety of projects," said Council President Gary Catrambone. "Since Delran was already on this path, I believe (we) will easily achieve certification within the program."
As part of the certification process, the township must form a Green Team comprised of nine members—three appointments from the mayor, and six from council.
Residents interested in serving on the committee should contact township administrator Jeff Hatcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit their name and resume for consideration.