Protecting our environment is critical to ensuring the long-term viability of life on our planet and the health of our community. Our planet has limited resources, and if we use them wisely, they can continue to benefit future generations. Conservation of land, water, energy and fossil fuels will be instrumental in our survival, and our individual impact starts at the local level.
Locally, it’s crucial to maintain the balance of our ecosystems so they continue to provide us with fresh drinking water, clean air and healthy soil. We can start by protecting open space and caring for public parks, supporting local farmers who are stewards of the land and taking advantage of renewable energy sources. Sustainable Morristown helps the community do all of those things.
Reducing the amount of chemicals in our food, cleaning and personal hygiene products, and those we apply to our lawns and fields, will greatly benefit our local ecosystem. Reducing consumption, reusing goods and recycling materials are all strategies we can employ to reduce the amount of waste our community sends to landfills. Pursuing alternative modes of transportation, whether by carpooling, biking, walking, or using public transportation, can help to reduce our community’s carbon footprint. It has the added benefit of reducing road congestion in town and making the community more vibrant and social.
Sustainable Morristown aims to connect residents to the local environment and encourage environmental stewardship so that the outdoors can continue to not only provide us with critical resources, but also be a source of enjoyment.