Amanda Bio Photography

Amanda J Nesheiwat

Amanda currently works as the Environmental Director for the Town of Secaucus, as well as chairwoman of their Environmental Committee and most recently as the town’s official Recycling Coordinator after receiving her certification as a recycling professional from Rutgers University in 2016. During her time working with the town, Secaucus has obtained many environmental accomplishments including Silver Certification with Sustainable Jersey and receiving the Environmental Achievement Award with ANJEC for the town’s ban on Styrofoam. 

Amanda is a UN Representative for the Foundation for Post Conflict Development, a foundation that is based in East Timor and works primarily on development. She is an organizer and environmental activist and is passionate about sustainable development and combatting climate change. She has served as a youth delegate in conferences such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha, Qatar where she was the State Department Liaison for the delegation. Amanda was trained by Al Gore and his team to effectively present information about climate change as a Climate Reality Leader. 

She is a sought after public speaker and consultant for municipalities on the economic benefits of sustainability. Amanda is a recipient of the 2014 United Nations ATOP Peace Award for her work in Environmental Sustainability and was chosen as one of the top 50 Most Influential People of Hudson County, NJ. In 2015, she received the North Jersey Young Environmental Innovator Award. She serves as a Board Member for several organizations including the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions. Amanda also had a Tedx talk about her work titled “How I Became a Change Agent”.


 

Lynn Bio photo

Lynn Kramer

An avid kayaker and long-time volunteer with the Hackensack Riverkeeper, Lynn has a thorough understanding of the environmental issues affecting the Hackensack River watershed and the Meadowlands. Honored as Hackensack Riverkeeper’s Volunteer of the Year for 2014, she is particularly concerned with clean water and illegal dumping in areas along the Hackensack River and the industrial areas of Secaucus. She coordinates corporate clean-up days for businesses in Secaucus who are looking to hold a community service day for its employees. She is also instrumental in organizing Secaucus’ town wide Earth Day clean-up held annually at Mill Creek Marsh. Working closely with the Secaucus Department of Public Works, she and her teams of volunteers have cleaned up areas generally off the beaten track, which are in need of attention. In 2017 Lynn received the Public Lands Cleanup Award presented by New Jersey Clean Communities for her tireless efforts in cleaning up Secaucus.

She is a member of the Secaucus’ Environmental Committee and works closely with Amanda on a daily basis.

Please call Lynn at 201 330-2000, x3060 if you are aware of an area in town that could use a little TLC or if you would like to volunteer or arrange a clean-up for your neighborhood.