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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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Sustainable Jersey Travels to South Korea for Clean Air

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

Sharing expertise and experience to support Clean Air Asia pilot certification program I left New Jersey on Aug. 25 with my colleague, Renee Haider, en route for South Korea. Sustainable Jersey was invited to participate in the Clean Air for Cities conference … Continue reading

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Dodge Road Trip: Protecting the Jersey Shore

Posted on by Naeema Campbell

On a warm and breezy afternoon earlier this summer, I arrived at the offices of the American Littoral Society and Clean Ocean Action. These organizations share a building at Fort Hancock, near the end of Sandy Hook Gateway Recreational Area, that offers a breathtaking … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: A Better Tomorrow, One Rooftop At a Time

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

Encouraging NJ solar consumers through municipal-level nudging I’m often asked what will have the most impact on slowing climate change. Using less energy and generating new clean energy are the two meaningful ways to make progress. And in New Jersey, … Continue reading

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What We’re Learning: What Effects Are Rising Sea Levels Having on New Jersey?

Posted on by Naeema Campbell

Sea-level rise and coastal flooding are two threats challenging New Jersey’s economic and cultural prosperity. That was an eye-opening takeaway from the hard-hitting keynote at Sustainable Jersey’s New Jersey Sustainability Summit delivered by Benjamin Strauss, vice president of Sea Level and Climate … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: In a zombie apocalypse, it’s good to know where your food comes from

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The John P. Stevens High School Greenhouse opens a world of opportunities in Edison.   Laura Holborow begins the food science unit in the biology class she teaches at John P. Stevens High School the same way, by asking, “Where … Continue reading

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The Fund for New Jersey: Taking Aim at Climate Change — There’s a Seat at the Table for Place-Based Funders

Posted on by Kiki Jamieson, President, The Fund for New Jersey

  Taking on climate change is a daunting challenge for any institution, let alone a small place-based foundation in a state with no coal-fired power plants. So when I learned that the focus of Council on Foundations’ annual conference was … Continue reading

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Jersey Water Works: 10 Great Ideas for New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure

Posted on by Chris Sturm, New Jersey Future

New Jersey Delegation Gathers National Best Practices from One Water Summit Innovative ways to integrate water management, reduce costs, partner and build broad public support were all on tap at  the U.S. Water Alliance’s second annual One Water Summit, on … Continue reading

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Dodge Road Trip: Banding Red Knots with Conserve Wildlife Foundation

Posted on by Meghan Jambor, Dodge Communications Manager

The cacophonous sound of shorebirds is deafening. I’m huddled behind tall beach grass repeating the instructions for the task before me in my mind. “I hope I don’t screw this up,” I think to myself. On the beach, out of view, are … Continue reading

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Trust for Public Land: Building Healthy Parks and Healthy Communities

Posted on by Anthony Cucchi, Trust for Public Land

It’s no secret that families in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood shoulder an undue burden stemming from impacts of centuries of industrial and economic growth focused in the community. Every day, parents worry how to keep their children healthy despite well-documented lead … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: What are the Biggest Sustainability Challenges Facing NJ?

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

New gold standards to be unveiled at the 2016 New Jersey Sustainability Summit   Sustainable Jersey will break new ground at the 2016 New Jersey Sustainability Summit with the much anticipated release of the first elements of the gold standard … Continue reading

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