Westfield Green Team

Westfield is leading the way to a sustainable future!

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Welcome to the Westfield Green Team community website pages. We encourage you to explore these pages to learn, get involved and take action! 

We are on a green mission.

The Westfield Green Team’s mission is to help improve our quality of life and become a more sustainable community – environmentally, socially and economically – in a way that can be sustained to benefit future generations. With the help of Westfield residents and staff, and through discrete initiatives, we can make a difference, in Westfield and beyond. 

Learn more about us and our areas of focus >

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Westfield has achieved Sustainable Jersey Silver certification! 

The Town of Westfield is a proud participant in Sustainable Jersey™ and was recently awarded Silver Certification for the second year in a row, as well as the Rookie of the Year Award in 2020. Municipalities that earn this certification are considered by their peers, state government, experts, and civic organizations in New Jersey to be among the leading communities in the state. 

Learn more about our efforts related to the Sustainable Jersey program >

About the Westfield Green Team

The Westfield Green Team is a group of resident volunteers who work with Town Council, the Mayor, and Town managers to develop and implement plans and programs that make Westfield a more sustainable community.

We are committed to our mission and stay motivated through focus on our pillars:


Challenge: Adopt lifestyle behaviors and Town policies and procedures that are more environmentally sustainable 

Climate Change

Challenge: Adjust consumption and reliance on greenhouse gas sources while building resilience to the effects of climate change

Natural Resources

Challenge: Conserve and protect natural resources by maintaining and restoring habitats and protecting biological diversity

We tackle these challenges with passion and insights. Here’s how we get involved:

  • Lead and create: Institute Westfield programs that positively impact our quality of life.
  • Consult and recommend: Provide input and recommendations on Town ordinances, policies, and plans so that they align with our pillars. 
  • Educate and connect: Provide education for children and adults on issues related to sustainability, climate change, and conservation.
  • Organize and advocate: Connect and involve Westfield in various local, regional, state, and national opportunities and green movements.

We are here to support you! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

The Westfield Green Team Co-Chairs are Lois Kraus and Tim Van Epp, and our Council liaison is David Contract. 

Do you have a question? Want to volunteer? Have a great suggestion for us? Contact the Green Team co-chairs at greenteam@westfieldnj.gov