Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:00pm


15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069

Green Team

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 & Reauthorized via R3 4/1/2021
(Formerly Municipal/School District Energy Team)

Team Members

Charlie Neiss, Chair
Ending 1/20/2022

Joan Tak, Co-chair
Ending 12/31/2021

William Hance
Ending 12/31/2021

Margaret Ellis
Ending 12/31/2021

Kim DiDonato
Ending 12/31/2021

Shiv Goel
Ending 12/31/2021

Margaret Ponzio
Ending 3/31/2022

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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 Wendy Robinson
William Hance, CFO


15 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, NJ 07069

P: (908) 756-0080 ext. 216

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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.

Green Team Meeting Schedule

20 Dec
Green Team Meeting
Date 7:00 pm