The Manchester Township Environmental Commission was proud to participate in this year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony honoring those servicemembers who have given their life in service to our nation.

The ceremony was held at World War II Veteran’s Memorial Park with dozens of Veterans, scouts, first responders and children with patriotic decorated bicycles remembering those who served.

This is the first year the Manchester Environmental Commission participated by placing an electric BMW i3 in the parade.  The 2014 BMW i3 is a purpose-built electric car with seating for four. Constructed of carbon fiber reinforced plastic and aluminum to save weight, the i3’s electric drivetrain gives it a range of 80 to 100 miles.  As auto companies move forward with the electrification of automobiles, offering greater selection and options, these vehicles with zero emissions will mean cleaner air and cleaner environment overall.  We thank private owner and Commission Member Mary Demarest-Paraan for the use of her vehicle.

The Commission has several goals and objectives supporting the education and promotion of environmental awareness in our community.  For more information, or to volunteer please email us at