First statewide civic tech competition in NJ

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey unveils Coding for Community, and New Jersey-wide civic tech competition — the first of its kind. “We’re pairing municipalities with technology professionals and students to develop real solutions for local sustainability and public engagement issues,” Lauren Skowronski, director for community engagement for Sustainable Jersey, said in a press release. Professional […]

SOMSD receives grant for sustainable energy project

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey recently selected four public school districts — including the South Orange-Maplewood School District — and four municipalities to receive Sustainable Jersey grants funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund. Grants were distributed to fund projects including electric vehicle infrastructure and demonstration, energy efficiency upgrades to buildings and more. “Investments in local […]

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 […]

Maplewood, Verona selected to compete in Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge

EWING, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced on Sept. 22 that seven municipalities were selected for the Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge program; they are Galloway, Highland Park, Hoboken, Hopewell, Maplewood, Verona and Woodbridge. Woodbridge and Highland Park also served as early pilots to fine-tune the program. These municipalities will promote the adoption of solar energy at […]

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. […]

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 […]