Category Archives: Sustainable Jersey

Does Earth Day Still Have Meaning?

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey Co-Director

New Jersey Green Teams Say Yes People often ask me if I think Earth Day still has meaning. The Earth Day creation stories vary, but generally Earth Day evolved out of a growing disconnect between the environmental policy that communities … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: To Get to Gold, First Define the Goal

Posted on by By Melanie McDermott, Senior Researcher, Sustainable Jersey

2015 New Jersey Sustainability Report and Summit “Recalculating,” the GPS voice said again. Turning the car around, I reasoned that the gadget, although stern, was kind enough to provide an estimated time of arrival despite my wrong turns. My thoughts … 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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Sustainable Jersey Offers New Actions and Resolutions for 2015

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

Imagine if you could get a group of experts from academia, the non-profit sector, the business community, and state, local, federal, and county government to meet regularly. This alone would be good feat. Now imagine that this group develops and … Continue reading

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