State awards $9.4M in grants for projects to improve water quality

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $9.4 million in grants to local government agencies, nonprofit groups, universities and others to fund projects that will improve water quality and reduce the impacts of nonpoint source pollution from stormwater, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced July 18. In many cases, the projects […]

NJEDA to expand electric vehicle voucher program statewide

LYNDHURST, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced July 19 the expansion of the New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program to support businesses and institutions statewide that are purchasing new, zero-emission, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles operating in New Jersey. The week prior, the NJEDA’s board approved the $45 million expansion, through its Regional […]

Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List,’ honors local changemakers

Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List,’ honors local changemakers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Insider NJ has released its 2022 “LGBTQ-plus Power List,” which features 100 spots for the most politically influential members of the LGBTQ community in New Jersey.  “There’s a pronounced and conspicuous glass ceiling for LGBTQs in New Jersey politics,” the introduction to the list reads. “Sure, the gatekeepers are happy to […]

NJ inspires interest in environmental careers while promoting DEI

NJ inspires interest in environmental careers while promoting DEI

TRENTON, NJ — The Department of Environmental Protection has launched a pilot workforce development program to help the state of New Jersey develop the next generation of environmental protection, conservation and stewardship leaders while also providing an avenue for young adults from open space–constrained communities to engage with nature as they provide valuable stewardship services […]

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is enhancing statewide efforts to remove litter, beautify neighborhoods and improve water quality across New Jersey by distributing $21.4 million in Clean Communities grants this year, an approximate $700,000 increase from 2021’s disbursement, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced May 26.  In total, NJDEP is awarding […]

Bloomfield, Newark to receive state funding for vehicle electrification projects

TRENTON, NJ — To combat the worsening impacts of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, the Murphy administration announced on April 21 an additional $6.6 million investment to offset the cost of electric trucks in vulnerable communities. Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the […]

Murphy administration launches projection tool for extreme precipitation

Murphy administration launches projection tool for extreme precipitation

TRENTON, NJ — As part of its commitment to making the state more resilient to the impacts of climate change, on April 19, during Earth Week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection launched an online tool that will help planners, local governments, developers and residents better understand that extreme precipitation events are increasing, as […]

NJDEP awards Urban and Community Forestry grant to West Orange

NJDEP awards Urban and Community Forestry grant to West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Department of Environmental Protection is awarding 38 grants, totaling $1.3 million, to promote the stewardship of urban and community trees and forests throughout New Jersey, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced March 21. The grants support Gov. Phil Murphy’s environmental justice initiatives in vulnerable neighborhoods, with 75 percent of the […]

Maplewood TC voices opposition to fracked gas power plant plans for Newark

Maplewood TC voices opposition to fracked gas power plant plans for Newark

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution opposing the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s plan for a fracked gas power plant in Newark at its meeting on Feb. 1, asking Gov. Phil Murphy to shift to a renewable energy alternative. Other local, state and federal officials were named in the resolution as […]

1 2 3 6