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Sustainable Jersey: Graduate students matched with NJ municipalities and school districts to find high-value energy savings

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  This summer, Sustainable Jersey provided six municipalities and three school districts with hands-on-help to evaluate, plan and implement projects to help improve the energy performance of their buildings. Through the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellowship program, Sustainable … Continue reading

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Join a statewide conversation about the critical sustainability issues

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Participate in a Sustainable Jersey listening session Sustainable Jersey is at a crossroads. Each day, more and more people are confronting the unsettling fact that the ecosystem is more fragile now than at any time in our recent history. For … Continue reading

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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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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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Sustainable Jersey: Dying trees get new life as vibrant public art

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Highland Park High School students lead movement to repurpose twin Oak trees Two magnificent oak trees that had stood on the front lawn of Highland Park High School for at least 80 years were cut down because of disease on … 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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Sustainable Jersey: This is what a movement looks like

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey

NJ Sustainability Summit combines vision with action The 2018 New Jersey Sustainability Summit confirmed my belief that we have a movement. We the people–we the green teams and environmental commissions, committed local citizens, business administrators and local leaders–we believe that … 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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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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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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