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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

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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: 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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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: 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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Toms River Regional School District and Township Green Team collaborate to open School of Environmental Sustainability

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Poseidon Academy building renewed after experiencing Superstorm Sandy damage Superstorm Sandy in 2012 had a huge impact on homeowners and businesses in Toms River– over 10,500 homes sustained some level of damage. Last month, the re-opening of a unique building … 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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Mayors are the new front-line leaders on climate change

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Sustainable Jersey Gold Star in Energy provides pathway to goal Franklin Township Mayor Phil Kramer was distraught when it was announced the United States was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords. “I actually said to myself, someone should do … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: How sustainability became my brand and achieved my campaign promises

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Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac explains Sustainable Jersey to mayors in Connecticut  On November 26, 2017 at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities’ annual convention, Sustainable Connecticut (CT) was launched. It is modeled on Sustainable Jersey. More than 200 municipal, business … Continue reading

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Sustainability ingredients: Innovation, persistence, partnerships, and leadership

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Sustainable Jersey 2017 special awards announced  This week, Sustainable Jersey celebrated the 82 municipalities, from 18 New Jersey counties, that achieved the Sustainable Jersey certification in 2017. Sustainable Jersey has almost hit the 80 percent participation mark this year with 445 … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Making sustainability change stick

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Sustainable Jersey Regional Hubs meet to advance collective leadership What drew leaders from Sustainable Jersey’s Regional Hubs to an indoors five-hour gathering on a recent beautiful fall Saturday? Consider the range of responses ticked off as we went around the room: … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: From New Jersey public school gardens to your table

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Long Branch Public School students practice agripreneurship Although school is out for summer, a group of students in Monmouth County are hard at work harvesting vegetables and herbs to sell at the local farmers market. Long Branch Public School students … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: School nurses take on asthma in Trenton providing needed link between healthcare, school and home

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With 13 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools, the nurses of the Trenton Public Schools have their hands full. Despite the daily challenges, Micah Freeman, the Supervisor of Nurses for the Trenton Public School District, decided to … Continue reading

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