New Brunswick, NJ, August 20, 2013 - In its continuing effort to keep the City clean, 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, August 27, 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 works at a grassroots level with each block having 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 and helping neighbors while the City provides technical support and supplies. We hope many New Brunswick residents sign up to become Block Captains on August 27th,” 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 August 27th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, go to the City’s website at www.cityofnewbrunswick.org or call 732-745-5245.
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