Category Archives: Environment

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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New Jersey Future: Infrastructure Matters

Posted on by Elaine Clisham, New Jersey Future

New Jersey Future is participating again this year, along with hundreds of other groups around the country, in Infrastructure Week 2016, to raise awareness about the need to invest in infrastructure as the backbone of our economy, locally and nationally. … Continue reading

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One Creative Solution to America’s Yard Problem

Posted on by Margaret Waldock, Environment Program Director

  I live in a corner of New Jersey that was the epicenter for exurban, sprawling development that defined much of the late 1990’s up through the financial crash of 2008. The 5-acre lot subdivisions that dot the otherwise agrarian … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Creating a National Network of State-level Sustainability Programs

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

Sustainable Jersey releases Statewide Sustainability Report Imagine what we could accomplish if we worked together. The idea of starting a multi-state conversation about state-level sustainability programs originated during a national American Planning Association session in 2014. A group of us … Continue reading

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Dodge Partners with New Jersey Health Initiatives to Support Build It Green Competition

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BIG Competition Aims to Spark Innovative Stormwater Management Solutions in New Jersey Communities The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and New Jersey Health Initiatives recently awarded $165,000 in matching grants to New Jersey Future in support of the new Build It … Continue reading

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The Garden State: Join Us Today on Twitter For Our First #BetterNJ Chat

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  Join us for our first-ever #BetterNJ LIVE Twitter chat to learn about the Garden State’s community gardens and urban farms with some of New Jersey’s leading organizations working to develop regional food systems that offer plentiful access to fresh, local foods. Thursday … Continue reading

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As Winter Storms Loom, New Jersey Feels Sandy Déjà Vu

Posted on by Margaret Waldock, Dodge Foundation

When I sat down to write this blog post I was planning to create a wishlist of 2016 environmental resolutions, but I couldn’t really focus — there was a storm coming. The threat of a snow storm is thrilling to me. … Continue reading

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Reflecting on “What’s Next?” in Local Sandy Recovery

Posted on by David Kutner, New Jersey Future Planning Manager

In the three years since the establishment of New Jersey Future’s local recovery planning manager (LRPM) program, three LRPMs have been embedded in six New Jersey municipalities that experienced considerable damage during Hurricane Sandy. Working directly with local staff and … Continue reading

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Leading New Jersey Towns to be Better Stewards of Our Waters

Posted on by Catie Tobin, Marine Science Education Coordinator, Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Action and Sustainable Jersey work together   People power. It is often the solution to the most vexing of challenges. New Jersey’s degraded water quality is such an issue as people are both the source and the solution … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Pinelands Preservation Alliance

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving. Pinelands Preservation Alliance Connect:  Website: www.pinelandsalliance.org Twitter: @PinesAlliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pinelands … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Foodshed Alliance

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving. Foodshed Alliance Connect Website: http://foodshedalliance.org Twitter: @FoodshedNJ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodshedalliance/ What they do: The … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Ironbound Community Corp

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  From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving. Ironbound Community Corporation  Connect Website: ironboundcc.org Twitter: @ironboundcc Facebook: facebook.com/ironboundcc … Continue reading

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Leading by example, New Jersey schools focus on sustainability

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

 Sustainable Jersey for Schools had an exceptional first year, culminating with the recognition of our inaugural group of 59 certified schools at the New Jersey School Boards Association Workshop 2015. Five school districts emerged as sustainability leaders by successfully supporting … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: East Coast Greenway Alliance

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.  East Coast Greenway Alliance Website: Greenway.org/jerseygives   Twitter: @ECGreenway Facebook: … Continue reading

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