Tag Archives: Sustainability

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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Leading by example, New Jersey schools focus on sustainability

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

 Sustainable Jersey for Schools had an exceptional first year, culminating with the recognition of our inaugural group of 59 certified schools at the New Jersey School Boards Association Workshop 2015. Five school districts emerged as sustainability leaders by successfully supporting … Continue reading

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To Solve Our Sustainability Challenges, We Need an Evolution of Governance

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

The year was 1789 and the newly formed United States of America had just completed its first presidential election. The “Spirit of ‘76” describes a time of hope and change when radical ideas, such as the notion that a people … Continue reading

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Declaration of Dependence

Posted on by Molly de Aguiar & Josh Stearns @grdodgemedia | @jcstearns

Communities and news organizations working together will transform local journalism. Here’s how. The long-term sustainability of local news depends on deepening journalists’ engagement with communities. Through shifts in technology, economics and newsroom processes, the public has become increasingly central to … 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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Does Green Infrastructure Create Real Estate Value?

Posted on by Steve Nelson AICP, Local Recovery Planning Manager, New Jersey Future

As the real estate market stages a slow but steady comeback from the Great Recession, and as commercial property owners consider new investments and re-investments in buildings and land, the use of green infrastructure (rain gardens, bioswales, permeable pavement, additional … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Guest Blog: Greening the Dodge Poetry Festival

Posted on by Jenny Vickers, Clean Water Fund, NJ Communications Director

Let’s face it – festivals and big events produce a lot of waste. Think of all the single use items, like plastic and Styrofoam, we toss in the trash instead of recycling, reusing or even entirely avoid using. Everything that … Continue reading

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Sharing Jersey Peaches With Minister Shen of Taiwan

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By Donna Drewes and Randall Solomon Sustainable Jersey As Pam Mount presented the overflowing bag of fuzzy, ripe peaches to Stephen Shen, the Minister of the Environmental Protection Administration of Taiwan (EPAT) and his delegation, a big grin spread across … Continue reading

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Save the Date!

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Building a Sustainable Future for New Jersey’s Coastal and Ocean Economy Friday, February 11, 2011 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Monmouth University Wilson Hall Auditorium Although it may seem a long way away, February will be here before we know … Continue reading

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Let the Great World Spin – Elephants and All

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David Grant, President and CEO I had one of those trains of thought last week that come, at least to me, in repose.  It began with pride in a colleague and ended with pride as a father, and along the … Continue reading

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New Jersey Learns…Wednesday Edition

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Today is the final installment of the New Jersey Learns series, in which we have had the pleasure of hearing from teachers and community leaders who have completed The Cloud Institute’s unique leadership training program “New Jersey Learns: Schools and … Continue reading

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New Jersey Learns Mondays

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Dodge has teamed-up with the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education for a Monday blog series that is sure to help beat the February blues! The reflections and stories from K-12 teachers and community leaders who have completed Cloud’s unique leadership … Continue reading

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What Are You For?

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director It is easy to scan headlines, press releases and the like to see what people are against, but how often do we read statements of and perhaps even blueprints about what people are for? Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Earthwatch Mondays: The Teacher Chronicles

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Welcome back to our January Earthwatch Mondays series. Dodge has been working with the Earthwatch Institute to offer Educator Fellowships to New Jersey’s K-12 public school teachers “so they can return to the classroom and community to advance an ethic … Continue reading

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Thinking about Philanthropy – and Justice

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David Grant, President and CEO I have been reading Michael Sandel’s book Justice, which stems from his popular course of the same name at Harvard.  In between chapters over the weekend, I have been reading proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking … Continue reading

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