Category Archives: Environment

Sustainability ingredients: Innovation, persistence, partnerships, and leadership

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey 2017 special awards announced  This week, Sustainable Jersey celebrated the 82 municipalities, from 18 New Jersey counties, that achieved the Sustainable Jersey certification in 2017. Sustainable Jersey has almost hit the 80 percent participation mark this year with 445 … Continue reading

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Harvest Time: Youth reap the benefits of urban farming in Camden

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Director of Programming, Creative New Jersey

Teresa Niedda, Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET), and Fredric Byarm, Founder of Invincible City Farms were two of the many inspiring people we had the chance to work with in Camden when Creative New Jersey was … Continue reading

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Water is vital to our everyday lives, so why aren’t we doing anything about it?

Posted on by Margaret Waldock

Imagine your typical morning and the multitude of finely choreographed steps you take to get out of the house on time. You wake up, turn on the tap to wash your face and give your teeth a brush. You turn … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Making sustainability change stick

Posted on by Lauren Skowronski, Program Director for Community Engagement, Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey Regional Hubs meet to advance collective leadership What drew leaders from Sustainable Jersey’s Regional Hubs to an indoors five-hour gathering on a recent beautiful fall Saturday? Consider the range of responses ticked off as we went around the room: … Continue reading

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Sign Up for Imagine A Day Without Water 2017

Posted on by Naeema Campbell

Join us to…   What would a day in New Jersey look like without water? For a city, a business, a school, or an artist? On October 12, the Dodge Foundation is joining hundreds of other organizations across the country … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Renee Haider, Associate Director, Sustainable Jersey

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: Commit your town to climate progress, instructions included

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

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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Poetry & Migration: Join Us Friday for Birds of May

Posted on by Dodge Poetry

Join us on Friday, March 31st at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, when we will celebrate the NJ premiere of Jared Flescher’s Birds of May, the newest installment of The Creature Show, with poetry by Cynthia Arrieu-King and Catherine Doty. It will … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Never underestimate the power of a small grant

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

C.J. Davenport and West Cape May elementary schools inspire us  Through Sustainable Jersey for Schools, we’ve gotten to know some amazing changemakers, ranging from teachers and principals to parents and students to district administrators – all with a true passion for … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Less water for all of us

Posted on by  Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Drought warning in effect for 14 NJ counties Even as New Jersey is battered with heavy rains from a nor’easter expected to bring two days of wet weather, the rainfall won’t be enough to lift a drought warning and buoy … Continue reading

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Dodge Road Trip: Exploring an Urban Oasis with NJ Tree Foundation

Posted on by Naeema Campbell

If you know where to look, there are hidden treasures blossoming in Camden. That’s what I learned on a summer visit with the New Jersey Tree Foundation‘s Lisa Simms and Jessica Franzini while tagging along with Margaret Waldock, Dodge’s Environment … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Preparing the Next Generation of Sustainability Heroes

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Three New Jersey schools receive Sustainability Champion awards This week, Sustainable Jersey for Schools celebrated the 83 schools that achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2016 at an awards event attended by over 250 teachers, principals, green team volunteers, … Continue reading

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Dodge Road Trip: A Pinelands Adventure

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

The Mullica River springs as a small stream from sleepy south Jersey suburbs through the deep woods of Wharton State Forest before it widens and converges with the Batso River, passing just north of Atlantic City casinos as it meets salt and spills into … Continue reading

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New Jersey Recovery Fund Shares Lessons Learned with Chinese Delegation

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

A delegation of Chinese officials made a stop in Morristown recently to learn how New Jersey’s philanthropic sector helped strengthen communities for the long term following Hurricane Sandy. The visit on Sept. 29 was part of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Emergency … Continue reading

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Dodge Road Trip: Exploring New Jersey’s Other Shore — The Bayshore

Posted on by Naeema Campbell

The drive from northern New Jersey to the Delaware Bayshore takes two hours and brings you through a variety of landscapes. The heavily industrialized corridors in the north quickly give way to expansive farms and suburbs in central and southern Jersey. While … Continue reading

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