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 […]

Verona, West Orange receive Sustainable Jersey grants

Verona, West Orange receive Sustainable Jersey grants

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced May 14 the 31 New Jersey municipalities selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Five $20,000 grants, six $10,000 grants and 20 $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in 14 New Jersey counties. Verona won a $10,000 grant and West Orange won a $2,000 […]

West Orange will receive complete streets assistance

West Orange will receive complete streets assistance

EWING, NJ — Eight municipalities will receive up to $10,000 in technical assistance for complete streets projects ranging from workshops on walkability to bicycle network plans, conceptual designs and safety assessments, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority recently announced. The municipalities were selected through a competitive application process. The only Essex County recipient will be […]

Three Essex County schools receive grants for greener classrooms

Three Essex County schools receive grants for greener classrooms

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Forty-two New Jersey public schools and districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association. Twelve $10,000 grants and thirty $2,000 grants were distributed to support a variety of projects including hydroponic garden towers, outdoor classrooms, school gardens, water bottle refilling stations, school wellness […]

South Orange, Belleville receive Sustainable Jersey funding

South Orange, Belleville receive Sustainable Jersey funding

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced Feb. 5 that more than $50,000 was awarded to 15 New Jersey municipalities for floodplain reforestation projects. The Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant and Technical Assistance Program is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, The Watershed Institute and Sustainable Jersey. To date, Roots for Rivers funded proposals include more […]

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