Category Archives: Green Ideas

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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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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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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Sustainable Jersey: Taking the classroom outside to raise-up extra-ordinary kids

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

Seth Boyden Elementary School Outdoor Learning Center Brings a Community Together What does it take to transform a good idea into an inspiring project? At Sustainable Jersey, I’m lucky to work with towns and schools that have crossed this threshold. … 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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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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Morris Arts: Living Wall at 14 Maple Ave Inspiration for New Art Exhibit

Posted on by Lynn Siebert, Morris Arts

Black, White and Green Opens at Gallery at 14 Maple on March 3 The living wall that anchors 14 Maple Ave is the inspiration behind a new art exhibit that opens this week on the building’s third floor gallery. A free … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Residential Food Waste Recycling Programs Come to New Jersey

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Sustainable Jersey

  Princeton, Lambertville and Lawrenceville leading the way to more sustainable communities As a member of the “clean plate club,” I hate to throw away food (…my mother would be so proud). Unfortunately, keeping food out of the waste stream … Continue reading

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New Jersey Sustainable State of the State Report and the Breakfast Sammy

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

Prioritizing and tracking our sustainable future   In New Jersey, we’re serious about defining a vision and goals for a sustainable state as well as a way to track our progress toward reaching these goals. Sounds simple — every state … Continue reading

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Camden Passes New Jersey’s First Sustainable Site Plan Ordinance

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

It was a cold night, but the Camden City Council chambers were packed last Tuesday, primarily because twelve outstanding residents — nurses, policemen, faith leaders and more–were recognized for their contributions to the City of Camden as part of Black … Continue reading

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