M-F: 8am-4pm


15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069


Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
Phone: 908.756.0080
Address: 15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069

Green Team

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Green Team Information

The Green Team was established by Borough Council to promote efforts ensure Watchung is a sustainable community. Sustainable policies and practices seek the long-term viability of the borough by saving tax dollars, conserving energy, reducing the community’s carbon footprint and natural resource consumption, and providing for the health and safety of residents. Members of the team review and recommend eco-friendly, cost-efficient projects designed to improve municipal operations. The team includes residents, a variety of borough officials, including representatives of the Environmental Commission and Finance Department. The team works directly with other borough organizations and seeks public-private partnerships.

Authority: Established via R8 6/9/2011 & Re-Authorized via R3 4/1/2021

(Formerly Municipal/School District Energy Team)

Charlie Neiss, Chair
Ending 12/31/2024

William Hance
Ending 12/31/2024

Margaret Ponzio
Ending 12/31/2024

Denise Soppas
Ending 12/31/2024

Maureen Greenbaum
Ending 12/31/2024

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The Charge Up NJ EV Incentive Program is now in its fourth year and the Residential EV Charger Program is in its second year. The Charge Up NJ EV Incentive Program is a key component of the Energy Master Plan, the State’s roadmap to reaching 100% clean energy by 2050. The program aims to reduce Green House Gas emissions through encouraging equitable access to the benefits of the EV transition. Specifically, the State will provide incentives of up to $4,000 for vehicles with MSRP under $45,000 and incentives of up to $2,000 for vehicles with an MSRP between $45,000 and $55,000. Additionally, the Residential EV Charger Incentive Program offers a $250 rebate for home chargers.

For more information about Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Electric Vehicle Service/Supply Equipment (EVSE), please visit our new page.

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is a national program administered by the U.S. Department of Energy in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

The program delivers home energy upgrades that make American homes safer, healthier, and more energy efficient. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR offers a trusted approach to home upgrades that includes a comprehensive evaluation of the home based on building science principles, and home upgrades installed by trained and qualified networks of contractors, with rigorous quality assurance requirements.

  • Each Home Performance with ENERGY STAR project can save $500 per year.

  • Over half a million happy homeowners have experienced Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.

  • To date, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR has saved enough energy to power more than 128,000 homes for one year.

  • The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR network includes over 40 local programs and 1,500 home improvement contractors.

Learn more here.

Team Official

Council Liaison Sonia Abi-Habib


15 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, NJ 07069

P: (908) 756-0080 ext. 216

Email: [email protected]
*These are volunteer organizations and emails are checked by Borough Volunteers

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Sustainable Jersey Bronze Certified 2014, Recertified 2021

The Team currently is in need of active volunteers who can help us achieve many tasks, assist with upcoming events and help improve our community. If interested, please contact Bill Hance at [email protected] for additional information.

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