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March 12, 2014

Re:  Sustainable Jersey Announced the 34 Towns Selected to Receive Grants for
Community-Based Sustainability Projects

Dear Mayor:

Today, Sustainable Jersey announced the 34 New Jersey towns that were selected for Sustainable Jersey Small Grants funded by the PSEG Foundation at Camden’s City Hall in Camden, New Jersey.  Since 2009, Sustainable Jersey has distributed approximately $1,375,000 in grants to New Jersey municipalities to help towns make their communities more livable, environmentally friendly and prosperous.

The 12 towns that received the $20,000 and $10,000 grants proposed projects that provide sustainable solutions to everyday challenges. Organic curbside waste recycling, habitat restoration, a commuter bike depot, rain gardens, community educational campaigns, sustainability ordinances and more have been added to the list of initiatives that the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program is funding.

SUSTAINBLE JERSEY SMALL GRANTS RECIPIENTS:

  • Four $20,000 Grant Recipients: Camden, Lawrence, Linden and Montclair
  • Eight $10,000 Grant Recipients: Brick ($7,250), Ewing, Hammonton, Maplewood, Montville, Springfield, Stillwater and Winslow
  • Twenty-two $2,000 Capacity-Building Grant Recipients: Bordentown City,  Clinton, Evesham, Kearny, Kinnelon, Lebanon, Long Beach, Mahwah, Mansfield, Margate, Monroe, Moorestown ($750),  North Haledon, Ridgewood, Roosevelt, Seaside Park, Somerdale, Upper Township, Warren Township, Washington, Wayne and West Milford

Over 100 municipalities submitted proposals that were judged by an independent Blue Ribbon Selection Committee. The Sustainable Jersey grants are intended to help local governments make progress toward a sustainable future in general, and specifically toward Sustainable Jersey certification.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

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