In May 2019, the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program awarded the Lambertville Environmental Commission a $20,000 grant, one of just four in the state at that level. The Lambertville Environmental Commission,
In May 2019, the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program awarded the Lambertville Environmental Commission a $20,000 grant, one of just four in the state at that level. The Lambertville Environmental Commission, chaired by resident Liz Magill Peer, sought this grant to support its Ditching Disposables initiative. The Ditching Disposables project was developed to support the implementation of the City’s ordinance limiting the use of single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, polystyrene foam and Styrofoam containers by businesses in the City of Lambertville, passed in September 2018. The goal of the Ditching Disposables initiative is to assist residents in the adoption of this ordinance via education, communication, workshops, and certifications. Come learn more about this initiative from Liz Magill Peer directly on Thursday February 13, 2020 at 7pm at Prallsville Mills.
Liz Magill Peer is an enthusiastic Environmental Activist who is passionate about a preventative approach to addressing the consumption of single use plastics in her community and beyond. Last year, she co-authored one of the strongest plastics ordinance in the state of NJ, which has received recognition in the press and sustainability movement. As Chair of the Lambertville Environmental Commission she has ensured the successful implementation of this ordinance by developing a comprehensive program designed to educate her community about the harmful effects of single-use plastics and facilitate a transition to sustainable alternatives. In order to support Lambertville’s residents and businesses in this transition she wrote and was awarded a $20,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey. As a result of this work, she has become a leader in the local sustainability movement and has begun supporting other municipalities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the implementation of plastics legislation and programming. Prior to her work in this space she had the honor of coordinating an international team with partners in nearly ten countries throughout Europe and South East Asia combatting the commercial exploitation of minors. Upon being informed that her family farm would be impacted by the proposed PennEast pipeline, she utilized her experience in the anti-trafficking field to begin advocating for environmental justice issues throughout the region.
The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, NJ, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community. You can find the Mills online at www.prallsvillemills.org.