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Angela C. Andersen, CRP, SRMP Sustainability Coordinator
andersen@longbeachtownship.com
609-361-6641

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OYSTER RECYCLING PROGRAM:

Long Beach Township and Mayor Mancini had plans to grow oysters before Superstorm Sandy devastated our region. After a dedicated 5 years of rebuilding, the Township is now able to add other important initiatives like beautifying our parks and public access, and cleaning up the Barnegat Bay. LBT is the leading municipality in oyster shell recycling, providing staff and vehicles to control the busy logistics of pick-ups from area restaurants. Collaborating with Stockton University, Parson’s Mariculture, and the Jetty Rock Foundation, the oyster recycling program has rerouted 5000 bushels of shell from the waste stream to building a reef in Little Egg Harbor Bay.  

Our program has been recently awarded (November 2020) the NJ DEP Leadership Award  for Outstanding Achievement in Recycling.  We are the only municipality in NJ that is investing in shell recovery.

Oyster Shell

 

 

 

 

 

SUSTAINABLE JERSEY

Long Beach Township is a Sustainable Jersey certified community — one of only 171 in the state. Long Beach Township achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the bronze level. Certified towns are an outstanding group of municipalities that are making important contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey and world. LBT has won and earned many awards in the sustainable community. In 2018, LBT was among six New Jersey municipalities recognized as a “Champion of the Coast” by the American Littoral Society. The organization has lauded these communities for their efforts to support regional ocean planning, oppose new offshore oil and gas drilling, and ban intentional balloon releases that pollute beaches and waters.

The Sandpaper: Long Beach Township Earns Sustainable Jersey Certification

Sustainable Jersey: February Sustainable Jersey Hero: Angela Andersen, LBT Green Team Chair

Angela Anderson – LBT Recycling Coordinator Radio Interview

 

Angela Andersen (Long Beach Township Recycling Coordinator and Allison Iannacone (Owen Little and Associates) receiving Sustainable Jersey Certification at the NJ League of Municipalities, November 2014

 

 

WHAT IS #PLASTICFREELBT?

#PlasticFreeLBT is an initiative that focuses on habit changing lifestyle choices: Reduce plastic consumption, reuse when you can and recycle what is right but if it misses the recycling or trash can be a good steward and pick it up. In an effort to reduce the use of single use plastics we encourage our community to take pride in our island and keep our beaches and waterways free from plastic pollution.

Single-Use, Plastic Carryout Bags Ordinance

Release of Balloons Ordinance

 

LBT GREEN TEAM–2021                                                                                                                                

NAME TITLE Member Status
Angela Andersen Sustainability Coordinator, LBT  Team Leader
Ralph Bayard Commissioner  Township Member
Danielle La Valle            Municipal Clerk Township Member
Regina Lotito Township Employee Township Member
Allison Iannicone           Owen/Little Associates Regular Member
Zach Kerzner Business Owner Citizen Member
Joan Phillips Business Owner Citizen Member
Sherry Roth Township Resident  Citizen Member 
Christine Thompson & Kim McKenna    Stockton University Academic Members
Kyle Gronozastji             Director of ALO Non-Profit Member 
Joanne McKee LBI Garden Club Community Member

*Members are on the Green Team for a term of one year.  Each year, the members are either renewed for another term or replaced by a new member.  For any questions regarding the Green Team, please email Angela Andersen at andersen@longbeachtownship.com