NEW BRUNSWICK SEEKING VOLUNTEERS AS BLOCK CAPTAINS FOR CLEAN CITY PROGRAM

For Immediate Release  

For Further Information Contact:

Russell Marchetta

732-745-5004 (o)

732-947-1856 (cell)

rmarchetta@cityofnewbrunswick.org

 

NEW BRUNSWICK SEEKING VOLUNTEERS AS BLOCK CAPTAINS FOR CLEAN CITY PROGRAM

 

New Brunswick, NJ, March 12, 2013 – New Brunswick’s Clean City Program is looking to enlist Block Captains in all neighborhoods to help keep the City clean one block at a time.

On Tuesday, March 26, the New Brunswick Environmental Commission will hold its monthly meeting at the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue at 7:30 p.m., and outline the Clean City Block Captain program that has proven successful for those blocks in the program that exist today.

“The Clean City Block Captain program is a grassroots effort in which each block would have a Captain who would work with the neighbors on that block to keep it clean,” said Donna Caputo, Clean Communities Coordinator for New Brunswick.  “This program has raised awareness about the importance of litter reduction and keeping our City clean.  It’s about neighbors educating neighbors with the City’s technical support and supplies.  We hope many New Brunswick residents sign up to become Block Captains on March 26th,” Caputo added.

According to Caputo, the Block Captains educate their neighbors about why it is important to keep their block clean, motivate residents to maintain their own property and conduct mini-cleanups periodically with their neighbors.

New Block Captains who sign-up at the March 26th meeting will receive instructions on conducting mini-clean-ups, hand-out materials, bags and gloves to help conduct mini-clean-ups.

Residents who cannot attend the meeting and want more information on the Block Captain program can contact the New Brunswick Environmental Commission at nbec@cityofnewbrunswick.org, go to the City’s website at www.cityofnewbrunswick.org or call 732-745-5245.

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