Bloomfield School District obtains bronze level from Sustainable Jersey

Bloomfield School District obtains bronze level from Sustainable Jersey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield School District science supervisor Lou Cappello presented the Sustainable Jersey Certification results to the Bloomfield Board of Education and district administrators at the BOE meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21, saying that schools in the district have achieved the bronze level certification. The district as a whole does not apply to be […]

Maplewood health officer named August 2021 Sustainability Hero

Maplewood health officer named August 2021 Sustainability Hero

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Sustainable Jersey has named Candice Davenport, the Maplewood Township health officer, its August 2021 Sustainability Hero. “Ms. Davenport has been instrumental in providing a healthy and sustainable balance for our community,” Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee said. “Her thoughtful leadership has kept us ahead of the curve in terms of community health and […]

Bloomfield School District discusses sustainability at BOE meeting

Bloomfield School District discusses sustainability at BOE meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Administrators in the Bloomfield School District addressed sustainability in the schools at the July 20 Board of Education meeting, after residents wrote in to the public comment portion of the meeting to ask about green initiatives. Solar panels were mentioned several times, with Assistant Superintendent Joe Fleres saying that, in order to […]

Laughter and landscapes: painting event raises money to keep Belleville green

Laughter and landscapes: painting event raises money to keep Belleville green

BELLEVILLE, NJ — A sip-and-paint event at Brix Restaurant in mid-July was a fundraiser for Green Belleville Civic Association, a group formed last year and dedicated to projects, outreach and education. It supports the township’s current Green Team, a group established by vote of the mayor and council in 2019 to pursue environmental stewardship and […]

Come and see what’s cooking at The Rock in West Orange

Come and see what’s cooking at The Rock in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A pollinator garden? An apiary? A soon-to-be orchard, learning space and more? Welcome to The Rock, located on Mt. Pleasant Avenue directly across from Summit Street and right past the West Orange Recycling Center. Not too many people know about The Rock, as it’s fondly called, but they should.  West Orange […]

West Orange High School receives $10,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School has received a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant funded by the New Jersey Education Association. “We are so pleased and thankful for the awarding of this grant from Sustainable Jersey Schools,” West Orange Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone said. “Not only does it represent a vital […]

Belleville earns statewide recognition for efforts to be greener and cleaner

Belleville earns statewide recognition for efforts to be greener and cleaner

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville has earned the bronze certification from Sustainable Jersey, which will honor the municipality at a virtual awards luncheon on Thursday, March 11. The township was one of 55 towns in New Jersey to attain the status for 2020. “This is a great recognition for Belleville,” Mayor Michael Melham said. “It shows […]

61 Schools in Newark SD achieve sustainability certification

NEWARK, NJ — Sixty-one schools in the Newark School District have met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a program for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade public schools in New Jersey, is voluntary, but achieving certification takes commitment and collaborative effort. Each school in the Newark School District was […]

‘Remote Digital Learning Roadmap’ issued

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey for Schools has released a primer and a practical roadmap to help New Jersey schools and teachers implement remote-learning programs that provide every student with the best education, with as little disruption, as possible, when districts need to limit in-person instruction. The user-friendly “Remote Digital Learning Roadmap,” issued through the […]

Orange to work with fellow on sustainability

ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced that three school districts and eight municipalities — including Orange Township — have been selected to receive an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow. Sustainable Jersey is pairing five EDF fellows with municipalities and school districts to provide expertise and support for evaluation, planning and implementation of projects that […]

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