Posted tagged ‘New Jersey’

Climate Change Data Research in New Jersey

July 11, 2012

By Emily Kilroy, Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow I can hardly believe that it is officially the second half of the summer fellowship period! It feels like just yesterday we were up in Maine at the beautiful Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge meeting the Clean Air-Cool Planet staff and the other fellows, talking about our [...]

Making it Safer to Leave the Car at Home

May 23, 2012

By Jim Willis, Red Bank Safe Routes Red Bank Safe Routes is a small neighborhood organization that advocates for walking and biking in downtown Red Bank, NJ. One of the benefits of living in a town like Red Bank (with its walkable downtown shops and restaurants) is that residents have the option of leaving their cars in [...]

Science Saturdays at Long Beach Island (NJ) Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

May 17, 2012

By Marianne Gellman, Development Director, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences For the sixth consecutive winter, the LBIF Science Committee hosted a series of lectures and discussion programs that tackled scientific, environmental, and sustainability issues that relate to our community. The programs are open and free to the public. The 2012 sessions continued to demonstrate [...]

Borough of Hawthorne, New Jersey, Green Map

May 2, 2012

By Rayna Laiosa, Chairperson, Hawthorne Environmental Commission/Green Team The Hawthorne, NJ,  Environmental Commission/Green Team created an interactive Green Map, which was funded through the Community Catalyst Fund of  Clean Air-Cool Planet.  The Green Team registered as a licensed mapmaker from the Green Map System, Inc.  By registering as a mapmaker, the Green Team was able to utilize Green [...]

Cape May City Leads the State in Sustainable Jersey

February 24, 2012

By Jim Rutala, Cape May City, NJ Cape May City was named the 2011 Sustainable Jersey Champion for small communities in New Jersey.  The City is located on the southernmost point of New Jersey and is one of the country’s oldest vacation resort destinations.   The entire City of Cape May is designated the Cape May [...]

Glen Rock (NJ) Environmental Commission Creates a ‘Shop Local and BYO Bag’ Initiative

January 12, 2012

By Andy Curshen, Glen Rock Environmental Commission   It all started with this charming and witty cartoon. Glen Rock resident and master cartoonist Hy Eisman drew it for the Glen Rock Environmental Commission.With a grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, we put that cartoon on one side of a big bright yellow reusable bag.   [...]

Science Saturdays in Long Beach Island, NJ

November 4, 2011

By Marianne Gellman, Development Director, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences Science Saturdays were held at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences from February to May in 2011. We measured success in the number of people who attended, the rating of the topics and speakers, and the caliber [...]

Middle Township Achieves Sustainable Jersey’s Bronze Certification – Update!

October 11, 2011

By Elizabeth Terenik, Principal of Terenik Land Use Consulting Updated 1/25/2011 This time last year, as part of the Mayor’s initiative to green the Township, the Middle Township Environmental Commission was re-established after many years of not functioning. Also at this time, the Township had been registered in the Sustainable Jersey program, but had not [...]

Welcome to the Ringwood (NJ) Community Garden!

July 25, 2011

By Amy Jolin, President, Eat Local Thanks to a generous grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, Eat Local, Inc. was able to purchase lumber, fencing, water barrels, and soil for a large, beautiful garden in the wooded and rocky soils of Ringwood, NJ.The project started in 2010 as a charity garden organized by Girl Scout [...]

A Garden Grows in Springfield, NJ

May 6, 2011

By Denise Devone, Chairperson, Springfield Environmental Commission With a grant from the Community Catalyst Fund, the Springfield (NJ) Environmental Commission is finishing up Phase II of our Community Gardens.  This winter provided a plethora/multitude of tasks for the Springfield Department of Public Works (DPW). The DPW are the fellows who build all of the wooden [...]


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