Mount Arlington Green Initiatives Committee (MAGIC)

About the Committee

Our goal at M.A.G.I.C. is to change people’s habits and keep them aware of new ways to go green. There are many small ways people can go green, such as using lake friendly fertilizer or preventing idling your vehicle whenever possible. By looking at the information on this website, we hope that everyone can make smarter, more green decisions in their life, without dramatically changing their lifestyles.

Sustainable Jersey Certified

Mount Arlington is a Sustainable Jersey certified community–one of only 200 in the state.  Mount Arlington achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the Bronze level.  Certified towns are an outstanding group of municipalities that are making important contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey and world. 

To become Sustainable Jersey certified, Mount Arlington had to complete a balance of the rigorous program’s sustainability actions.  In addition, Mount Arlington created a green team and did three (3) priority actions by completing a 1) fleet inventory 2) sustainable land use pledge and 3) prescription drug safety and disposal Sustainable Jersey is a voluntary program that requires no fee for the certification.

To get involved with Mount Arlington’ green team and sustainability initiatives, contact Carolyn Rinaldi at To participate in Sustainable Jersey free workshops and events held across the state, visit

Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. Currently, 78 percent or 441 of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities are participating in the municipal certification program and 230 school districts and 568 schools are participating in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program.

Committee Members

Mayor Michael Stanzilis

Council Members: Lee Loughridge, Melissa Fostle, Nita Galate

Borough Administrator Carolyn Rinaldi

Administrative Assistant/Recreation Clerk Christina Chismar

Resident Volunteers: Kathy Appleby, David Karpman, Darlene Kadel, Gail Delaney, Viviana Migliore, and Heidi Roldan

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