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The Bloomfield Environmental Commission provides assistance and vision to the Planning and Zoning Boards, Township Council, and Township agencies by advising on actions and policies of sustainability. In addition, the Commission will collaborate with businesses, residents, and neighboring communities on environmental issues of regional importance. The Commission strives in every measure to foster a sustainable community, which meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future through the effective and efficient use of natural ecosystems, social systems, and financial resources.
The Environmental Commission studies and makes recommendations to the Township Council, boards and agencies on issues that affect the natural and built environment, including: open space preservation, smart growth, wetlands and water resource protection, green infrastructure, recycling and litter, environmental cleanups, wildlife habitat, energy efficiency, conservation, and transportation. The Commission will actively:
● Review and comment on development proposals, Township ordinances, and State mandates.
● Identify important environmental goals for the Township.
● Support education of the public and the local government regarding environmental issues and pertinent regulations.
● Encourage development to include maintenance and conservation of green space, open space and wetlands throughout the township.