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Dodge Road Trip: Exploring an Urban Oasis with NJ Tree Foundation

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If you know where to look, there are hidden treasures blossoming in Camden. That’s what I learned on a summer visit with the New Jersey Tree Foundation‘s Lisa Simms and Jessica Franzini while tagging along with Margaret Waldock, Dodge’s Environment … Continue reading

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Trust for Public Land: Building Healthy Parks and Healthy Communities

Posted on by Anthony Cucchi, Trust for Public Land

It’s no secret that families in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood shoulder an undue burden stemming from impacts of centuries of industrial and economic growth focused in the community. Every day, parents worry how to keep their children healthy despite well-documented lead … Continue reading

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Dodge Foundation Week in Review

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People Program

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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 Trust for Public Land’s … Continue reading

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Effort to transform New Jersey’s aging water systems begins to take shape

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Change often begins with a conversation. Facing a looming deadline to transform New Jersey’s aging urban water systems, key stakeholders began a conversation to map out solutions in May at a Jersey City meeting organized by New Jersey Future, the Geraldine R. Dodge … Continue reading

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NJ Leaders Take First Step Toward Stormwater Infrastructure Revamp

Posted on by Meghan Jambor, Dodge Foundation Communications Manager

The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, New Jersey Future, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation this week convened a group of New Jersey leaders from water utilities, environmental organizations, economic and community development organizations, the private sector and local, state and … Continue reading

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Sign Up for Green Solutions

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If you’re a regular reader of the Dodge blog, you may remember the six-part guest series we featured by the Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES) last November and December (see the end of this blog post for links). Dodge’s grant to … Continue reading

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New Grantee: Hamilton Partnership for Paterson

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In our last round of grantmaking for 2010, the Dodge Foundation welcomed the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson as a new grantee. The Hamilton Partnership is a start-up organization with a compelling vision and plan to thread Paterson’s past success with its … Continue reading

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Transforming Newark Lot By Lot

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This is Week 2 of our guest series by the Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability. See last week’s post here. Located on the banks of the Passaic River approximately five miles west of Manhattan, Newark is New Jersey’s largest city, … Continue reading

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Gumball Machines for a Greener Planet

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Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate Seed bomb by Heavy Petal If you’re not familiar with them, seed bombs are small balls – a mixture of clay, compost and seeds – that you can toss onto an empty lot or a … Continue reading

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Have Farm, Will Travel

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Michelle Knapik, Program Director The highly successful, model urban farm owned and operated by Lorraine Gibbons of Garden State Urban Farms (formerly Brick City Urban Farms) at the corner of Washington and Spruce Streets in Newark is in search of … Continue reading

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Searing Heat, Soaring Spirits and a Newark Park to Behold

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director Choosing a starting place for the story of the opening of Nat Turner Park, the largest City-owned park in Newark, is challenging. This is a rich, multi-layered story, filled with numerous champions, diverse entry points … Continue reading

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Knee High in Trenton

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director In mid-July I took my grandmother out for a ride through the rolling hills and farmlands of central Pennsylvania. She was anxious to see if the corn was knee high (by the 4th of July … Continue reading

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In Urban Land We Trust

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Michelle Knapik, Program Director, Environment Camden waterfront I had the privilege of joining the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF) board and staff for part of a weekend retreat that included a tour of conserved lands and targeted preservation parcels. We … Continue reading

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