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New Jersey Schools Ride the Green Wave for a Brighter Future

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Sustainable Jersey for Schools 2018 special awards announced Sustainable Jersey for Schools celebrated the 111 schools that achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2018 at an awards event attended by over 250 teachers, principals, green team volunteers, school board … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Planting Trees to Restore NJ’s Floodplains

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Sustainable Jersey partners with The Nature Conservancy for the Roots for Rivers Reforestation Program  With flooding having a devastating effect in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence, the importance of resilient floodplains has drawn renewed attention. Tree planting near our rivers’ … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: This is what a movement looks like

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NJ Sustainability Summit combines vision with action The 2018 New Jersey Sustainability Summit confirmed my belief that we have a movement. We the people–we the green teams and environmental commissions, committed local citizens, business administrators and local leaders–we believe that … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Creating a place, rather than a design

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Morristown and Asbury Park implement complete streets As summer begins in New Jersey, you may find yourself visiting one of the hundreds of communities in the state that have adopted or implemented policies promoting complete streets. Complete streets make it … Continue reading

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Confronting plastic pollution, creating equitable communities and mapping sustainability issues

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2018 New Jersey Sustainability Summit is June 18 Although the sustainability movement in New Jersey is experiencing significant momentum, important work is still on the horizon. There is perhaps no more powerful way to jump start fresh interest and energy … Continue reading

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Toms River Regional School District and Township Green Team collaborate to open School of Environmental Sustainability

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Poseidon Academy building renewed after experiencing Superstorm Sandy damage Superstorm Sandy in 2012 had a huge impact on homeowners and businesses in Toms River– over 10,500 homes sustained some level of damage. Last month, the re-opening of a unique building … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Artists and creative powerhouses roll up their sleeves to cultivate a sustainable community

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What are the unique qualities that make your community feel like a vibrant place to live? In Frenchtown, a volunteer group set out to document and map the creative people, places, events, businesses, and resources throughout Hunterdon County in an … Continue reading

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Mayors are the new front-line leaders on climate change

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Sustainable Jersey Gold Star in Energy provides pathway to goal Franklin Township Mayor Phil Kramer was distraught when it was announced the United States was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords. “I actually said to myself, someone should do … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Tilting windmills, why not build one instead?

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Funding now available for municipal and school sustainability projects Do you have a wild idea or project with potential that needs funding? Sustainable Jersey’s grant program funds sustainability initiatives in New Jersey—projects like the wind turbine at Cape May City … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: How sustainability became my brand and achieved my campaign promises

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Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac explains Sustainable Jersey to mayors in Connecticut  On November 26, 2017 at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities’ annual convention, Sustainable Connecticut (CT) was launched. It is modeled on Sustainable Jersey. More than 200 municipal, business … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: From New Jersey public school gardens to your table

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Long Branch Public School students practice agripreneurship Although school is out for summer, a group of students in Monmouth County are hard at work harvesting vegetables and herbs to sell at the local farmers market. Long Branch Public School students … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: School nurses take on asthma in Trenton providing needed link between healthcare, school and home

Posted on by Renee Haider, Associate Director, Sustainable Jersey

With 13 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools, the nurses of the Trenton Public Schools have their hands full. Despite the daily challenges, Micah Freeman, the Supervisor of Nurses for the Trenton Public School District, decided to … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Commit your town to climate progress, instructions included

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Helping NJ cities and towns meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement   At the recent New Jersey Sustainability Summit over 300 local and statewide leaders convened to pledge their commitment to a sustainable future and learn the practical … Continue reading

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New Jersey Sustainability Summit 2017: Build your local action for increased collective impact  

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Where will leadership and progress come from in an era of declining federal interest in sustainability issues? We believe that it will come from all of us, working together. If a more sustainable, prosperous and equitable New Jersey sounds like … Continue reading

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