Category Archives: Environment

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

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

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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Going Together to Go Far: How Collaboration Strengthens NJ’s Disaster Response & Relief

Posted on by Linda Hardy, former Disaster Resiliency Coordinator with NJVOAD

We recently spoke with our colleagues at New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD) after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, respectively.  NJVOAD recognized the lessons from New Jersey’s experience with Hurricane Sandy were … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

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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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

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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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