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MissionThe mission of Sustainable Ridgewood is to provide resources and education to the community on ways to positively impact the environment.We believe that small, intentional steps can ultimately lead to...

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Concern Worldwide US

Get To Know Concern Worldwide US Concern Worldwide is a global humanitarian organization focused on the world’s most vulnerable. They specialize in emergency response, health & nutrition, climate resilience, education, and livelihoods.Since...

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Shade Tree Commission

Get To Know The Shade Tree Commission Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission.  The STC was re-established by approval of the Council in 2014.  Its purpose is to promote, preserve, protect and enhance Shade trees in the Village.  The goals include educating the community about the contributions Shade trees make to the Village environment and increasing the number...

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Green Ridgewood NJ

Get To Know Green Ridgewood NJ Green Ridgewood, formerly REAC (Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee), advises and assists the Village Council in long-range planning concerning environmental issues, identifies and anticipates environmental challenges, and researches and recommends sustainable solutions. Through its Green Team subcommittee, Green Ridgewood also manages the Village’s periodic submission to Sustainable Jersey in order to...

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About

MissionThe mission of Sustainable Ridgewood is to educate, connect, and inspire active citizenship among Ridgewood residents on issues related to sustainability.Educate — increase local knowledge and interest in issues related to sustainability.Connect — connect community members to local groups, initiatives, events, ideas, and opportunities.Inspire Active Citizenship — through education, connection, and a shared sense of...

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Local Nature

Why Should We Care About Bees? frankthebeeman.com It was in 2006 that the world first heard...Read More Frank Mortimer, Author of Bee People and the Bugs They LoveDecember 17, 2020 Our Trees Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets....Read More Carolyn JacobyDecember 20, 2020 Outdoor Activities In and Around Ridgewood Hiking Near...

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Around the Home

Related Guides Ode to Composting: A Loving Guide to Backyard Compost Both my grandparents, one from Germany, and one from the...Read More Joanna HanrahanDecember 18, 2020 Sorting it All Out: Making Sense of Household Recycling We hear you; recycling can be a real pain. Rife...Read More Rebecca SokolovDecember 18, 2020 16 Ways to Kick-Start Sustainability...

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Resources & Guides

How-to Guides Resolving to Go Zero Waste in 2022: & the Real Impact You Can Make As the 2021 holiday season comes to a close, a...Read More Sustainable Ridgewood The Sustainable Kitchen How to Achieve a Sustainable Kitchen Living a healthy lifestyle...Read More Stacey Antine, MS, RDN Getting Started With Home Vegetable Gardens “To forget...

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Team & Contributors

Sustainable Ridgewood Team & Contributors Joanna HanrahanJo is a devotee of the outdoor lifestyle and loves spending time in nature, whether hiking through the woods or swimming in a lake, Jo is happiest in the open air.  A registered 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher with close to 500 hours certification, Jo taught yoga in Montclair prior to moving to Ridgewood....

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A Message from Sustainable Ridgewood

A Message from Sustainable Ridgewood   “I believe that small intentional steps at the local level are an important part of mitigating Global Climate Change. Everyone needs to do their bit. There will be no vaccine for climate change.”— Sustainable Ridgewood  This website arose from a wish to transition my family to a more sustainable...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 1. Who is the Sustainable Ridgewood Group? The Sustainable Ridgewood Group is a trifecta of sustainability resources (sustainableridgewood.org, Sustainable Ridgewood Facebook group, and the Sustainable Zoom Series in partnership with Ridgewood Library. 2. Is the Sustainable Ridgewood Group affiliated with Green Ridgewood or the Ridgewood Green Team? Sustainable Ridgewood is an independent organization...

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