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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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Facing Our Future

Posted on by Nina Stack

Back in November, I shared in this blog about a groundbreaking project  the Council of New Jersey  Grantmakers has been spearheading since 2010 – Facing Our Future.  Last month, we were pleased to release an update to the original report … Continue reading

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Ingredients for a Sustainability Champion

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By Randall Solomon Sustainable New Jersey 2011 Sustainability Champion Ingredients: Dedicated leader, hardworking Green Team, balanced sustainability program and over 400 certification points in the Sustainable Jersey municipal certification program. Each of the 28 towns that have just achieved Sustainable … Continue reading

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Creative and Sustainable Partnerships at the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference

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By Ann Marie Miller Executive Director Art Pride This week the New Jersey League of Municipalities will host its 96th Annual Conference in Atlantic City from November 15 – 18. This year’s theme is Creating a Community with a Common … Continue reading

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Dream Green and Dream Big

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By Donna Drewes and Randall Solomon Sustainable Jersey Nearly 90 applications were submitted for the 31 available Sustainable Jersey Small Grants this year. Needless to say, it was not an easy job to pick the winners from the stacks of … Continue reading

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An Artful Path to Redevelopment

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By Michelle Knapik Environment Program Director Art met industrial history and invited the City of Paterson, aka Silk City, to re-imagine itself, to connect past and present, and to listen to voices and visions of transformation. Last Saturday, the Paterson … Continue reading

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The Museum of Possibilities

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Last spring, the city of Montreal invited its citizens to explore the possibilities of the city’s public spaces and share their ideas for the future of a particular lot in the Quartier des Spectacles district through this extraordinarily clever and … Continue reading

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The Sustainability Jackpot

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director Atlantic City was the site for last week’s New Jersey League of Municipalities annual conference and the inaugural Sustainable Jersey™ awards lunch, but it was through no stroke of luck that 34 towns achieved the … Continue reading

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Road Trip! Creativity & Sustainability Part 2

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By the Dodge program staff (Part two of a three-part series) Last Monday we started to bring you the voices of our grantees as we explore how the themes of creativity and sustainability relate to each other. We provided you … Continue reading

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Setting the Table for Local Foods

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director Last week, the Dodge Foundation sponsored a two-day workshop entitled, Bringing People and Land Back into the Economy. This diverse stakeholder process is a continuation and expansion of the Whole Thinking Retreat we launched last … Continue reading

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