Our Mission Statement

To promote and support a sustainable future for the Morristown community through leadership, education, and action.

Our Purpose

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

Morristown has a strong patchwork of community groups, nonprofit associations, faith-based organizations, governing bodies and educational institutions all working to better the greater community. Sustainable Morristown grew out of the desire to have one group that coordinates with all of these organizations to develop an overall sustainability strategy and vision for the town

 

In Spring 2012, over 90 Morristown organizational leaders were surveyed by graduate students from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School.   The survey revealed that 83% of respondents would find a comprehensive website for sustainability issues in Morristown to be useful or very useful.  They also responded that they saw a benefit in collaborating with other local organizations on sustainability issues. Over 60% of the organizations could use support with fundraising, networking, education, publicity, public awareness and sharing resources.

Sustainable Morristown envisions itself to be the landing spot for those interested in sustainability in Morristown.  In addition to coordinating an overall sustainability vision for the community, the nonprofit aims to share resources, create educational tools for sustainability, raise funds for worthy projects, and share information about upcoming events, programs and opportunities. Sustainable Morristown will also provide a platform to promote or celebrate the efforts and achievements of local organizations, or individuals by hosting events, programs and annual awards ceremonies.

For Sustainable Morristown, "sustainability" means enhancing human, natural and economic vitality all at the same time to help our community flourish.

  • bike paths to decrease car traffic

  • energy audits for residents and businesses to make their buildings more energy efficient

  • town wide reduction of use of fossil fuels

  • education in schools

  • education through films at the Library

  • anti car idiling efforts near schools

  • farmers markets both summer and winter

  • development of town planning processes

  • coordination and collaboration with other organizations committed to sustainability

  • promoting composting

  • town festivals to raise consciousness about conservation

  • clean up of town ponds and parks

  • promotion of children's playing fields

  • educating public of harms of single use plastics

  • and more!

What are some of the initiatives we have developed?

What does sustainability mean to us?

PEOPLE

Sustainable Morristown contributes to a strong civil society that provides opportunity for all

Timeline

A History of our Organization

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