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Environmental Commission

Glen Rock Environmental Commission Information

Meeting Dates: The GREC meets at 7:30 at the Municipal Building on the third Wednesday of each month. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Glen Rock Environmental Commission consists of seven volunteer residents and two alternates, all appointed by the Mayor.

The role of the GREC is to inform residents about environmental matters and ways to help protect the environment, advise governing bodies on a variety of environmental issues, help explain programs and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, investigate environmental problems and offer solutions. 

The Glen Rock Environmental Commission has spearheaded several projects and campaigns in town including:

  • Certification in the Sustainable Jersey program for municipalities (re-certification occurs every 3 years): 2012 Bronze, 2015 Bronze, 2018 Silver, 2021 Silver
  • Energy related projects: increasing energy efficiency in the community (discounted home energy audits, upgrades to municipal buildings exploiting the NJ Target Install incentives), calculating the community carbon footprint, installing of EV (electric vehicles) charging stations, evaluating the implementation of a R-GEA (renewable energy aggregation) for GR residents
  • Plastic reduction & recycling related projects (in collaboration with the Green team): outreach to educate residents and business owners to reduce single-use plastic (plastic bags, plastic straws and bottles, styrofoam), public showing of “Plastic ocean” at borough hall, Styrofoam collection (recycle packaging styrofoam), implementation of TREX program to collect and recycle single use plastic bags.
  • Mentor MS and HS students with environmental-friendly projects and in applying for grants from Sustainable Jersey: elimination of Styrofoam from MS/HS school cafeteria, revamping recycling at HS, school district-wide healthy eating project, cafeteria composting pilot project
  • Position paper on the negative impact of an artificial Turf Field in Lower Faber Field to the health of the players and the surrounding environment
  • Town-wide anti-idling campaign, to remind motorist that idling is unhealthy and that idling for more than 3 minutes is illegal
  • Campaign to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of single-use plastic bags, including handing our GREC-designed reusable bags. Survey on single-use plastic bags within the borough business to gauge for a potential interest in an ordinance banning plastic bags
  • Shop the Rock: a shop local and bring your own bag initiative

For a fuller description of the Glen Rock Environmental Commission accomplishments, read our Annual Report below.

Commission Members

Ben Meyer, co-chair
Sylvia Rabacchi, co-chair
Ann Marie Brennan
Lesley Elton

Scott King – liaison to the Planning board
Candace Lynch
Ken Jones
Michelle Tyler, Alternate
Sara Froiklin Gordon
, Alternate
Amy Martin – council member liaison to GREC


Community Garden Club

Grow your own organic vegetables and herbs at the Community Garden located on Main Street

Residents of Glen Rock are eligible for plots as they become available, to inquire about availability please email

GREC & Schools

Mentor MS and HS students with environmental-friendly projects: elimination of Styrofoam from MS/HS school cafeteria, revamping recycling at HS, school distric-wide healthy eating project, etc