A draft application for the establishment of No Discharge Zones in Sarah Creek and Perrin River has been submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). DEQ is currently in the process of preparing a final application to submit to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval. The draft application can be found on DEQ's website.
|The Go Green Gloucester Advisory Committee's next meeting is on May 23, 2017 @ 7:00 PM in the DIT conference room located at 6382 Main St.
The County is thinking green and Public Works is taking steps to implement as many affordable green initiatives at County properties as funding permits.
Many incandescent bulbs have been replaced with compact fluorescent lamps (CFL's), and older T12 bulbs with magnetic ballasts are being replaced over time with electronic ballasts.
Geothermal heat pumps have been installed at some historic court green buildings.
Nine buildings have been put on Direct Digital Controls (DDC) for their HVAC units, allowing them to be programmed for times of usage.
Parking Lot lights have been replaced with fluorescent bulbs.
Mercury Vapor lamps at the Gloucester Point Fishing Pier have been replaced.
Used office paper is recycled.
Used motor oil from County vehicles is recycled.
Did you know that Gloucester has two "Green" Committees? Public Works Engineering staff members serve both.
The first "green" committee, the CLEAN COMMUNITY COMMITTEE,
serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and county staff on matters related to county beautification efforts, litter prevention and clean-up programs, collection and disposal of solid waste, recycling, and environmental education. It promotes recycling, conducts education programs, administers the Adopt-a-Spot program, and assists residents, community groups, schools, civic organizations and others in conducting clean up and beautification events. More information on this committee and its meetings is posted on the County's Clean Community web page
The second "green" committee, the GO GREEN GLOUCESTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
, was appointed to determine, research, analyze, and propose methods for Gloucester County to promote and implement "green/sustainable" technology methods and practices within the County. Its original bylaws were adopted at the December 2009 meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Comprised of citizens, staff, and a Board member, it was tasked with advising the Board of Supervisors on "green" matters including development of policies, practices, and ordinances that encourage "green" building, "green" energy generation, and to encourage a vision of sustainability that can be embraced and promoted by the whole community through meaningful and broad based citizen participation, to benefit our economy, environment, society, and future generations. Information on this committee and its meetings is shown below. View past meeting minutes by selecting Go Green Gloucester Advisory Committee on the County's Meetings and Minutes Portal