Green Team Advisory Committee

Promoting a clean environment through sustainable practices with the goal of reducing carbon emissions, maintaining a fresh and plentiful water supply, increasing recycling to reduce waste, conserving energy and educating the community on the benefits of living in a healthier environment is the mission of Ridgewood's Green Team. The Green Team works directly with the nonprofit organization Sustainable Jersey, which provides education, training, recognition and grant funding to enhance Ridgewood's already long established and successful push toward sustainability. Through these various environmentally-minded initiatives residents will enjoy greener aesthetics, cleaner air and water, improved waste management and ultimately a cost savings associated with these actions.


  • Michael Sedon, Chair and Council Representative 7/01/2016
  • Christopher Ruthishauser, Village Staff Member 12/31/2015
  • Jiffy Vermylen, Chairwoman 12/31/2017
  • Barry Finlay, 12/31/2017
  • Manish Shrimali, 12/31/2016
  • George Wolfson* 12/31/2017
  • Eleanor Gruber* 12/31/2016
  • Bob Upton* 12/31/2018
  • Currently, one open seat

* Indicates a member of the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee : To contact the group.

The group meets on the 4th Tuesady of each month at 8PM in the Garden Room.