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Sustainable Jersey: Never underestimate the power of a small grant

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

C.J. Davenport and West Cape May elementary schools inspire us  Through Sustainable Jersey for Schools, we’ve gotten to know some amazing changemakers, ranging from teachers and principals to parents and students to district administrators – all with a true passion for … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Less water for all of us

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Drought warning in effect for 14 NJ counties Even as New Jersey is battered with heavy rains from a nor’easter expected to bring two days of wet weather, the rainfall won’t be enough to lift a drought warning and buoy … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Preparing the Next Generation of Sustainability Heroes

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

Three New Jersey schools receive Sustainability Champion awards This week, Sustainable Jersey for Schools celebrated the 83 schools that achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2016 at an awards event attended by over 250 teachers, principals, green team volunteers, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey Travels to South Korea for Clean Air

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

Sharing expertise and experience to support Clean Air Asia pilot certification program I left New Jersey on Aug. 25 with my colleague, Renee Haider, en route for South Korea. Sustainable Jersey was invited to participate in the Clean Air for Cities conference … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: A Better Tomorrow, One Rooftop At a Time

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

Encouraging NJ solar consumers through municipal-level nudging I’m often asked what will have the most impact on slowing climate change. Using less energy and generating new clean energy are the two meaningful ways to make progress. And in New Jersey, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: In a zombie apocalypse, it’s good to know where your food comes from

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The John P. Stevens High School Greenhouse opens a world of opportunities in Edison.   Laura Holborow begins the food science unit in the biology class she teaches at John P. Stevens High School the same way, by asking, “Where … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Taking the classroom outside to raise-up extra-ordinary kids

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

Seth Boyden Elementary School Outdoor Learning Center Brings a Community Together What does it take to transform a good idea into an inspiring project? At Sustainable Jersey, I’m lucky to work with towns and schools that have crossed this threshold. … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: What are the Biggest Sustainability Challenges Facing NJ?

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

New gold standards to be unveiled at the 2016 New Jersey Sustainability Summit   Sustainable Jersey will break new ground at the 2016 New Jersey Sustainability Summit with the much anticipated release of the first elements of the gold standard … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Creating a National Network of State-level Sustainability Programs

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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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Sustainable Jersey: Residential Food Waste Recycling Programs Come to New Jersey

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  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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Leading New Jersey Towns to be Better Stewards of Our Waters

Posted on by Catie Tobin, Marine Science Education Coordinator, Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Action and Sustainable Jersey work together   People power. It is often the solution to the most vexing of challenges. New Jersey’s degraded water quality is such an issue as people are both the source and the solution … 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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Three New Jersey Towns Recognized for Sustainability Initiatives

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

New Brunswick, Ocean Township and Park Ridge Borough look to the future Yesterday was the Sustainable Jersey Annual Awards Luncheon held in Atlantic City, despite an often busy lead-up to the actual event, I am proud to report that I … 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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