The GFWC Environment Community Service Program is designed for members to gain an appreciation of our environment. Through preservation, maintenance, and restoration of our natural resources, it strives to educate members about the importance of beautifying our communities; preserving, maintaining and restoring our natural resources; and stimulating citizen action to address these concerns. Our natural resources include, but are not limited to, water, trees, plants, air, land, and wildlife.
Repairing broken items keeps them out of landfills. NJWC has twice hosted a Repair Cafe to fix items such as furniture, appliances, and clothing free of charge. These cafes are staffed by volunteers who are skilled in specific areas. Our next Repair cafe will be held on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Trinity Church, please check the flyer here!
Bring your items that need repair and knowledgeable volunteers will try to fix them for free. Bring small appliances, computers, lamps, bikes, jewelry, clothing, and power equipment; you only need to pay for needed parts. Save time by bringing any needed parts with you.
Photos from our Fall 2019 Repair Cafe
Twice a year NJWC holds a polystyrene/Styrofoam collection so that these materials can be recycled instead of being dumped into a landfill. Generally these collections are held in the Spring and Fall each year in conjunction with Town Events. Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Fall Collection has been cancelled. Please check back in early 2021 for the next collection date.
Will Accept the Following:
· EPS - "Styrofoam" - Any Clean, White Only, Pre-formed Packing Block, or Cooler. MUST HAVE a #6 PS symbol on it
· EPE - "Squishy Foam" – White. This foam is the spongy type, usually found protecting computer equipment. Foam may have the #4 LDPE symbol on it, or it may not...
Will NOT Be Able to Accept These Items:
· Food Containers
· Packing Peanuts