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October 2, 2013

Re:  Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program

Dear Mayors,

Today Sustainable Jersey announced that $380,000 has been awarded through the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program funded in part by Walmart.  Sixty-two grants will be accepted by New Jersey towns for sustainability projects at the Annual Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon on November 19, 2013 at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City.  With this contribution, Walmart will exceed the $1,000,000 mark having provided funding for the grant program each year since 2009. 

2013 Recipients of $20,000 Sustainable Jersey Project Grants

  • Chatham Borough:            Level Three Electrical Vehicle Charging Station
  • Frenchtown Borough:       Commercial, School and Residential Food Waste Composting
  • Hillsborough Township:    Compilation of Information Learned from Energy Audits ($16,500
  • Mendham Township:        Mendham East Treatment Facility Conversion
  • Mount Holly Township:    Save the Mount: Forest Restoration Demonstration Project
  • South Orange Village:      Village Hall Geothermal Heating and Cooling System
  • Westfield Town:               Conservation Center - Expansion of Recycling Operations
  • Woodbridge Township:    Complete Streets Pilot Program


2013 Recipients of $10,000 Sustainable Jersey Project Grants

  • Boonton Township:          Natural Resource Inventory
  • Byram Township:             Conservation Easements Commitment 
  • Fanwood Borough:          Sustainability Community Education/Outreach Initiative ($5,521
  • Fort Lee Borough:           Community Garden
  • Haddonfield Borough:     Green Building and Sustainability Master Plan Element
  • Hamilton:                          Rain Garden Demonstration & Water Conservation Education
  • Lambertville:                    Turning Food Scraps and Biological Wastes into Green Power
  • Middletown Township:    Grazing Goats for Poricy Park
  • Milltown Borough:           Sustainable Education Program
  • Montgomery Township:  Bicycle Safety - Pilot Program
  • Mount Olive Township:    Conservation Easement Preservation Management
  • Nutley Township:             Water Conservation Challenge
  • Raritan Township:            24/7 Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation
  • Stratford:                          School & Community Environmental Education Project
  • Summit:                           Summit Free Market Permanent Structure


Thirty-nine $2,000 Capacity-Building Grant Winners: Absecon City, Andover Township, Barnegat Township, Brigantine City, Camden City, Carlstadt Borough, Chatham Borough, Cranford Township, Elsinboro Township, Ewing Township, Fair Lawn Borough, Fanwood Borough, Franklin Township, Galloway Township, Green Brook Township, Haddon Township, Haddon Heights Borough, Hawthorne Borough, Highland Park Borough, Hillsborough Township, Hoboken City, Laurel Springs Borough, Maplewood Township, Milltown Borough, Monroe Township, Mount Holly Township, Norwood Borough, Oaklyn Borough, Orange Township, Park Ridge Borough, Pennsauken Township, Pequannock Township, Pine Hill Borough, Raritan Township,  Secaucus Town, South Orange Village, Wall Township, Winslow Township, and Woodbury City.

More Info: or Kristy Ranieri: (973) 762-1510

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director





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