Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Fun Theory

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Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate Think recycling is dull? A chore? It doesn’t have to be. Watch this little video about the Bottle Bank Arcade. I dare you not to smile while you’re watching it. See? You smiled. And did … Continue reading

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The Sustainability Jackpot

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director Atlantic City was the site for last week’s New Jersey League of Municipalities annual conference and the inaugural Sustainable Jersey™ awards lunch, but it was through no stroke of luck that 34 towns achieved the … Continue reading

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Art and Sustained Learning: A Visual Journey

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Elaine Rastocky, Program Associate with Barbara Fehrs and Laura Cuevas, Dodge Artist/Educator Fellows Visual learning is the nature of art education, so for members of the Foundation’s Visual Artist/Educator Initiative, group activities such as the recent trip to Connecticut, Boston … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Ko Un (with Richard Silberg)

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Korea’s most prolific and revered living poet, Ko Un has led a life as impressive as his literary output: over 120 titles as a poet, essayist, novelist, editor, and literary critic. Born during the Japanese … Continue reading

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Do You KYF?

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director I’m not sure I’d pose this question quite this way in too many settings, but I’m at a gathering of funders who are working at the intersections of sustainable agriculture, food systems, smart growth and sustainable … Continue reading

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Board Power! One Conversation at a Time

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Wendy Liscow, Program Officer I have been attending the introductory workshops of the Dodge Foundation’s Board Leadership Series over the past several weeks, taking copious notes and itching to share tidbits of wisdom I am learning.  It would be impossible … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Sekou Sundiata

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Last week, we heard four-time National Poetry Slam Individual Champion Patricia Smith read her poem “34” from Blood Dazzler, her book-length meditation on Hurricane Katrina. To continue our exploration of poetry as an oral/aural art, … Continue reading

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The Green Roof: A Year in Pictures

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Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate Tomorrow we’re cleaning up (composting!) the remnants of our garden, and we’ll be talking as a group about the lessons we learned from our first year of urban gardening as well as planning for what … Continue reading

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Thinking About the New Guidelines

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David Grant, President and CEO Every morning, on my way to my e-mails or the news, I pause over the Dodge homepage. This Sunday, November 8th, I did more than pause, for there, finally, were the revised guidelines and all … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Patricia Smith

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Patricia Smith’s reading of her poem “34” reminds us that poetry comes out of an oral tradition that predates written language by tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of years. We know the … Continue reading

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Political Landscape Changes, Support for Natural Landscape Remains Steady

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director Amidst the sweeping change at the gubernatorial level, 52% of NJ voters voted “yes” on yesterday’s ballot question, ensuring $400 million in public funds to protect water sources, natural areas, farmland, parks and historic sites. … Continue reading

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Creating Leaders…It Doesn’t Happen By Accident

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Wendy Liscow, Program Officer I remember distinctly the moment I knew that the moniker “leader” could apply to me.  I was a sophomore in high school, and I had signed up to help with costumes for a musical review at … Continue reading

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