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Sustainable Jersey Is Taking Over Our Instagram!

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There are few examples of people coming together to make their community better more successful than Sustainable Jersey. In just a few short years, Sustainable Jersey has changed the way communities  — and now schools — work toward a more … Continue reading

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Raising Social Consciousness Through Community Service

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

Sustainable Jersey partners with the Bonner Institute Do you know who serves on Sustainable Jersey green teams, task forces and the Board of Trustees? Volunteers do; committed and dynamic people from communities across New Jersey. They are the backbone of … Continue reading

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New Jersey Sustainable State of the State Report and the Breakfast Sammy

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

Prioritizing and tracking our sustainable future   In New Jersey, we’re serious about defining a vision and goals for a sustainable state as well as a way to track our progress toward reaching these goals. Sounds simple — every state … Continue reading

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Does Earth Day Still Have Meaning?

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey Co-Director

New Jersey Green Teams Say Yes People often ask me if I think Earth Day still has meaning. The Earth Day creation stories vary, but generally Earth Day evolved out of a growing disconnect between the environmental policy that communities … 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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Camden Passes New Jersey’s First Sustainable Site Plan Ordinance

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

It was a cold night, but the Camden City Council chambers were packed last Tuesday, primarily because twelve outstanding residents — nurses, policemen, faith leaders and more–were recognized for their contributions to the City of Camden as part of Black … Continue reading

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Collective Impact: Sustainable Jersey Program Encourages Town-Wide Energy Audits

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

To celebrate the 100th home energy audit through the EnergySmart Homes campaign, Ciel Power surprised Princeton homeowners with an energy efficient lighting upgrade.  “My kids said that they don’t need to sleep with their bathrobes on anymore” said Matt Wasserman, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey Offers New Actions and Resolutions for 2015

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

Imagine if you could get a group of experts from academia, the non-profit sector, the business community, and state, local, federal, and county government to meet regularly. This alone would be good feat. Now imagine that this group develops and … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Sustainable Jersey

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Throughout December, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in our Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online portal for year-end giving that makes it easy to donate to some of New Jersey’s most effective nonprofits. Today we feature Sustainable Jersey. Organization name: … Continue reading

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3 New Jersey Towns, One Goal: Sustainability

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

  Five years ago, I traveled to Atlantic City for the inaugural Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon. We honored the first 34 towns and special award winners that achieved certification and excelled in the Sustainable Jersey program. These municipalities were forward-thinking, … Continue reading

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Philanthropy’s Role in Sandy Recovery Must Continue

Posted on by  Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

On the anniversary of Super Storm Sandy last month, the Foundation Center released a report that was jointly commissioned by the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and my colleagues at Philanthropy New York. Giving in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy … Continue reading

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Sustainability Gets Schooled: New Sustainable Jersey Program Launches

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey

When asking a classroom full of first graders what the term sustainability means, I especially liked the answer I got from a thoughtful 6-year-old: “Sustainability is like not just keeping my own desk neat, but keeping the whole school nice … Continue reading

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How to take action after the Climate March

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

This past Sunday in New York City, over 300,000 people took to the streets to stand up for climate change action at “the biggest climate march in history.” As many people are feeling the post-march glow, it’s the perfect time to … Continue reading

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Introducing Clean Ocean Action’s Blue Star Program

Posted on by By Cara Muscio, Clean Ocean Action

A new program aimed at protecting one of New Jersey’s most valuable resources — clean water — will launch this week. Municipal leaders and experts from across the state will join Clean Ocean Action on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Richard Stockton … Continue reading

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