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New Jersey Learns Mondays

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Dodge has teamed-up with the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education for a Monday blog series that is sure to help beat the February blues! The reflections and stories from K-12 teachers and community leaders who have completed Cloud’s unique leadership … Continue reading

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What Are You For?

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director It is easy to scan headlines, press releases and the like to see what people are against, but how often do we read statements of and perhaps even blueprints about what people are for? Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Earthwatch Mondays: The Teacher Chronicles

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Welcome back to our January Earthwatch Mondays series. Dodge has been working with the Earthwatch Institute to offer Educator Fellowships to New Jersey’s K-12 public school teachers “so they can return to the classroom and community to advance an ethic … Continue reading

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Thinking about Philanthropy – and Justice

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David Grant, President and CEO I have been reading Michael Sandel’s book Justice, which stems from his popular course of the same name at Harvard.  In between chapters over the weekend, I have been reading proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking … Continue reading

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Thinking About the New Guidelines

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David Grant, President and CEO Every morning, on my way to my e-mails or the news, I pause over the Dodge homepage. This Sunday, November 8th, I did more than pause, for there, finally, were the revised guidelines and all … Continue reading

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Feeling “Blue” About Education Never Seemed So Hopeful

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Michelle Knapik, Program Director, Environment You probably know about TED talks and their tagline “ideas worth spreading.” I got to spend Sunday afternoon at a live TEDx talk organized around the theme of “What is possible in School.” The “x” … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books, Blogs, Websites, and Articles

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Laura Aden Packer, Program Director, Arts Over the summer, we asked several of our grantees to share their thoughts on a range of issues with us – Environment Program Director Michelle Knapik wrote about some of their responses in her … Continue reading

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Road Trip! Creativity & Sustainability Part 3

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By the Dodge Program Staff (Part three of a three-part series) For the past two Mondays (here and here) we’ve brought you the voices of our grantees as we explore how the themes of creativity and sustainability relate to each … 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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Road Trip! Creativity & Sustainability Part 1

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By the Dodge Program Staff (Part one of a three-part series) Here we go again. We’ve brought you thought leaders on the themes of creativity and sustainability in three previous blog posts: Go Fish…Within the Carrying Capacity Peering Out and … Continue reading

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Go Fish . . . within the carrying capacity.

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director The Dodge team is still on its summer quest for knowledge (inviting you to peer in as we peer out, particularly as we think about philanthropy and sustainability), and our latest conversation with Jaimie Cloud, … Continue reading

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Peering Out and Peering In as We Revise Grant Guidelines

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Michelle Knapik, Environment Program Director Whew! Grant letters for three dockets (Arts, Environment and Livable Morristown) just went out the door, and the Education grant letters went out in March. That’s a year’s worth of grantmaking in six months. Team … Continue reading

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Sustainable Morristown

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Last week, the Town of Morristown, in collaboration with the Morristown Partnership and the Municipal Land Use Center at The College of New Jersey, hosted a two-day public forum encouraging citizens of Morristown to share their ideas, concerns and hopes … Continue reading

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Newark’s Green Future

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In partnership with the Apollo Alliance, the City of Newark recently held a two-day “Newark’s Green Future” Summit which was the first time a predominantly African American city decided to comprehensively pursue a new development strategy based on clean energy … Continue reading

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The Countdown Is On!

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As this article in the Daily Record explains, we’re getting close to the completion of New Jersey’s greenest building, which will be home to the new offices of the Dodge Foundation. Construction continues at a furious pace! For more information … Continue reading

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