Read about the Summit Environmental Commission's 2015 activities in the 2015 EC Annual Report

New in July, 2015 -- The Summit Green Star Program

The new Summit Green Star Program recognizes local businesses and community organizations for their sustainable practices. Co-sponsored by the Summit Environmental Commission (EC), the Summit Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC), Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI), and the Suburban Chamber of Commerce, the Summit Green Star Program will use information it gathers from participants to build a list of "Best Practices" that will be available to all businesses and organizations.

It's easy to join!

Description of program and requirements for qualification

Online application form

Businesses and Organizations that have qualified

Best Practices (updated August 20, 2015)


Passaic River Trails

The Passaic River Trails trailhead, located just before the entrance to the Transfer Station on New Providence Avenue, has a new kiosk with a large trail map prepared by Rick Matias of Summit's Engineering Department. One segment of the trail meanders along the Passaic River. Below are links to a smaller version of the map, with a specific trail highlighted, and a "Nature Find" scavenger hunt sheet, prepared by Jackie Kondel of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. We encourage you to take a walk and enjoy this lovely setting right here in Summit!

Passaic River Trails Map

"Nature Find" Scavenger Hunt

Join the conversation about the environment and sustainability in Summit on our open group Facebook page -- Summit, NJ: Talking Green, Living Green at https://www.facebook.com/groups/184758811555182/ 

Spring has finally arrived! Check out the multitude of outdoor events and activities that are taking place in Summit throughout the spring and summer. Thanks to Summit's Department of Community Programs, Summit Downtown, Inc., and Reeves-Reed Arboretum for contributing their information.

City of Summit 2015 Spring and Summer Outdoor Community Events 

With the input and active community participation, Summit is reducing our impact on the environment, managing development, and ensuring a sustainable quality of life for this generation and those to come.

2014 Environmental Commission Annual Report