Category Archives: Environment

Community solar pilot program now accepting applications

Posted on by By Joseph L. Fiordaliso, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities president

As the cost of renewable energy continues to drop, “going solar” becomes a viable option for more New Jerseyans. Over 100,000 homes and businesses in our state now benefit from solar, many of which are seeing savings on their utility … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Few thought it was possible — let’s do it again

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey celebrates progress and envisions the future  Sustainable Jersey’s 2019 Sustainability Summit and 10th anniversary celebration drew over 650 change-makers from across New Jersey who came together to advance sustainability strategies for New Jersey and their local communities. We … Continue reading

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What we’re learning: Celebrating the garden that changed my life

Posted on by Meghan Van Dyk

Grow It Green Morristown this year is celebrating 10 years of bounty from its humble beginnings rooted in Morristown dirt. On the heels of the financial recession, before the town’s redevelopment boom, when community and school gardens were still new … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Starting with the lunch line, students push for sustainable solutions

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Raritan High School and Cape May City Elementary work to ditch plastic Students across New Jersey are pushing for their schools to operate more sustainably, starting with the lunch line. Working with teachers and district staff, they are helping schools … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Director, Sustainable Jersey

Decade of empowering communities to create a better tomorrow Looking back to the launch of Sustainable Jersey in 2009, we can track some remarkable changes. Where once sustainability wasn’t present in the local conversation, now there are hundreds of new … Continue reading

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Sustainability in Action: Taking out the trash at the Dodge Poetry Festival

Posted on by Naeema Campbell

Clean Water Fund’s Rethink Disposable Green Team leads zero-waste effort at Dodge Poetry Festival Have you ever hosted an event or meeting and were left with overflowing trash bins at the end of day? Did you wonder how your event … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Identifying local strengths to build sustainable communities

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Every community has a different set of needs and challenges. For busy municipalities, it’s hard to slow down, stop and assess. Successful towns and green teams make time to do the important work of figuring out their local strengths, or … Continue reading

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New Jersey schools ride the green wave for a brighter future

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

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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The Dodge Poetry Festival Has Zero Waste Goals

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A green army of volunteers will be on hand at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival when thousands of people flock to downtown Newark this October to hear more than 70 renowned poets read, perform and discuss poetry. Since 2010, … 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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An equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, sustainable communities

Posted on by Chris Daggett, President and CEO

It is with a great deal of enthusiasm and hope that today we are releasing a new strategic plan for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, guided by the vision of an equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, and sustainable communities. … 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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