Category Archives: Green Ideas

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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Collective Impact: Sustainable Jersey Program Encourages Town-Wide Energy Audits

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

To celebrate the 100th home energy audit through the EnergySmart Homes campaign, Ciel Power surprised Princeton homeowners with an energy efficient lighting upgrade.  “My kids said that they don’t need to sleep with their bathrobes on anymore” said Matt Wasserman, … Continue reading

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Highlands Festival at Waterloo features non-stop music, history, and family fun

Posted on by By Lisa Kelly, NJ Highlands Coalition

The Highlands Festival at Waterloo is not only a celebration of the natural resources of the New Jersey Highlands but also the amazing talent of our region’s musicians, artisans, chefs and creative people. For the second year, the New Jersey Highlands Coalition … Continue reading

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Introducing Clean Ocean Action’s Blue Star Program

Posted on by By Cara Muscio, Clean Ocean Action

A new program aimed at protecting one of New Jersey’s most valuable resources — clean water — will launch this week. Municipal leaders and experts from across the state will join Clean Ocean Action on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Richard Stockton … Continue reading

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Keeping Farms and Sustainable Fare in the Garden State

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey hosts farm-to-table dinner on July 31 For me, summer is tomatoes straight from my garden, peaches from Terhune Orchards and Flying Fish’s seasonal Farmhouse Summer Ale. Although some outsiders may scoff at our license plates that hail New … Continue reading

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Effort to transform New Jersey’s aging water systems begins to take shape

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Change often begins with a conversation. Facing a looming deadline to transform New Jersey’s aging urban water systems, key stakeholders began a conversation to map out solutions in May at a Jersey City meeting organized by New Jersey Future, the Geraldine R. Dodge … Continue reading

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Dodge’s Green Roof Garden: Peppers are the first vegetables of the season to pop

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

Dodge’s Green Roof Garden is really taking off thanks to the blast of heat and a few rainy days we experienced in late spring. The peppers were the first fruits to pop. We have at least two full-size Italian frying … Continue reading

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Ewing Township Green Team Sparks Community Conversation on Sustainability Goals

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Sustainable Jersey

Peter Boughton is a 40-year resident of Ewing Township and Chair of the Ewing Township Sustainable Green Team. He admits that his volunteer work is driven by a personal motive. He is concerned about the quality of life for future … Continue reading

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Birders Boost Jersey Shore Economy: Why Communities Should Invest in Nature

Posted on by Elizabeth Schuster and Patty Doerr, The Nature Conservancy

A recent Nature Conservancy study found birders who visit Lower Cape May Meadows and surrounding birding destinations contribute $313 million each year to Cape May County’s economy. Birders return to the Meadow after a restoration project led by The Nature … Continue reading

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