Sustainable Jersey announces 2016 awards, certifications

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Sustainable Jersey municipal awards and the 74 towns that have achieved certification. The announcement was made at the annual Sustainable Jersey luncheon at the New Jersey League of Municipality Conference in Atlantic City. Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange were awarded the Collaboration Award […]

Maplewood achieves silver-level certification from Sustainable Jersey

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sustainable Jersey representatives announced recently that Maplewood has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification. Maplewood is one of only 25 New Jersey municipalities that attained certification at the silver level in 2016. The township will be honored at the Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Atlantic […]

Calling all environmentalists in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Green Team has been working on three important sustainability outreach programs. Maplewood environmentalists need to mobilize to advocate for these programs with their friends and neighbors, according to a release from the Green Team. Learn about these programs and how you can advocate for them at a meeting on Thursday, […]

SOMSD wins sustainability award for collaboration with Maplewood Green Team

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey for Schools recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Sustainability Champion award, the Green Team Collaboration award and the Sustainability Makes $ense award. This year, three schools in Atlantic County — Reeds Road Elementary School, Alder Avenue Middle School and Egg Harbor Township High School — received the Sustainability Champion […]

Which eco-mower is right for you?

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join re:Yard, a community yard sustainability program co-created by the green teams of Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange, for an eco-mower test drive on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. on the front lawn of Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St. in Maplewood. Test drive reel mowers and electronic mulching […]

Four Essex County schools achieve sustainability certification in 2016

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced Sept. 6 that 83 schools achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2016, though many others are working toward it. The 83 schools come from 24 different school districts across 13 New Jersey counties. In two years, 118 schools have achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. […]

Maplewood to host New Jersey’s largest community green fair

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is hosting its eighth Green Day fair to demonstrate simple ways that every person can make more planet-friendly, sustainable choices in their everyday lives. With an expected turnout of more than 5,000 attendees, the fair is a community celebration with live music, how-to demonstrations, and more than 70 eco-vendors, environmental organizations, […]

32 municipalities receive grants to implement sustainability projects

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At an event held recently in Cranford, Sustainable Jersey announced the 32 New Jersey municipalities selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey small grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $20,000 grants, eight $10,000 grants and 20 $2,000 grants were distributed to fund a variety of projects including reclaiming paved surfaces for community […]

County installs electric car-charging stations

WEST ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — Essex County recently installed new charging stations for electric cars at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange and the Essex County Government Complex in Newark. The charging stations are part of the county’s initiative to promote environmentally friendly alternatives and fulfill a growing need as electric […]

Take part in a hands-on drip-irrigation demonstration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District is partnering with re:Yard and the Seth Boyden Demonstration School green team on Saturday, April 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. to present a hands-on drip-irrigation demonstration event at Seth Boyden’s school garden, Strawberry Fields. This event is free and open to the public. To jumpstart sustainable […]