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Paramus Environmental Commission Dedicates A Tree Planting To APES Students
The Paramus Environmental Commission has teamed up with the Shade Tree Commission to plant a tree to recognize the efforts of Paramus High School's AP environmental science students. This year, the members of APES were asked to put together videos showcasing ways to help reduce our impact on climate change.
Paramus Environmental Commission Scholarship Application
Paramus Environmental Commission is offering a scholarship opportunity for a Paramus-resident high school senior who will be attending college in the fall. Please complete the scholarship questionnaire and email or drop it off at Borough Hall by June 12, 2016 to be considered.
Download a Parks and Schools Map of Paramus
The Paramus Environmental Commission is proud to offer this Parks and Schools Map of Paramus available for download.
2016 Earth Day Celebration Schedule, Entertainment, Exhibitors, Food and Fun!
Our 2016 Earth Day Celebration takes place Sunday, April 24 at the Band Shell at Paramus Library. Admission is free and the whole family is welcome! Free giveaways include reusable bags, water bottles, raffle prizes, and milk weed seeds, while supplies last. Music by Paramus High School Music Dept. and DJ Sawn Herrick. National Anthem sung by the award-winning L.Cyre' and face painting by Artistic Giraffe. Lots of great food and exhibitors!
Environmental Education Initiative Student Videos
The Paramus Environmental Commission would like to congratulate the following students for their recent contributions to the environmental education initiative. While originally conceived as an essay contest these students took environmental awareness into the 21st century by creating video essays responding to the prompt, "What is the greatest environmental challenge facing your generation and what is a solution to this challenge?"
Paramus Environmental Commission 2015 Annual Report
The Paramus Environmental Commission has submitted our annual report of activities that the commission engaged in during 2015.
Environmental Commission of Paramus Sponsoring Essay Competition for Students in Grades 5-12
The Environmental Commission of Paramus is sponsoring a competition for students in grades 5-12. The contest challenges students to consider present and future environmental issues with their solutions.
Paramus Environmental Commission Founder Passes Away
George Robert Schevon had a passion for protecting the environment with an emphasis on wetlands conservation. In 1973, he was appointed by Mayor Charles E. Reid to form the Paramus Environmental Commission, where he served for 6 years. During his tenure, George successfully fought to protect the town's last remaining wetlands and established one of the first municipal recycling programs.
Paramus Environmental Commission Hosts Paramus Earth Day Celebration 2015
The Paramus Environmental Commission hosted the Paramus Earth Day celebration on April 19th, 2015. The weather cooperated. It was a beautiful Spring day. The library grounds were impeccably groomed.
Paramus Environmental Commission at National Night Out
Paramus Environmental Commission at National Night Out
Paramus Farmers Market 2016
Thank you Paramus Public Library for all of your support!
Paramus Public Library
Interested in local environmental issues?

The Paramus Environmental Commission is looking for a new member.

Potential candidates should have an interest in and of local, national and global environmental issues. Duties of an environmental commissioner include attending one monthly meeting and to participate in assorted events such as the annual Earth Day celebration and the Paramus Farmers Market. We also encourage commissioners to promote and participate in planning new environmental events.
Interested parties may email Sarah Dahl at

Properly Dispose of Leftover Medications at Paramus Police Headquarters

If you have been wondering what to do with those outdated vials of pills in the medicine cabinet: they can be safely disposed of at the Paramus Police Station located in the municipal complex on Carlough Drive. A clearly marked "box" is located in the reception area (see photo below). Outdated, unnecessary medications disposed of properly, keep drugs out of the "wrong" hands. It also keeps them out of the water supply.
Project Medicine Drop Box
Hackensack Riverkeeper


4th of July Parade 2016
Tree-Planting Ceremony
2016 Paramus Earth Day
2015 Paramus Farmers Market
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