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Media Advisory

April 18, 2011

Event Advisory - Contact: Kristy Ranieri, (973) 762.1510;

Citizens’ Environmental Forum Examines What New Jersey Citizens Should Know and Do Now to Live Responsibly

Christine Todd Whitman and Top NJ Sustainability and Conservation Leaders Convene for Dialogue

WHAT:  The Citizens’ Forum on Environmental Literacy is a one-of-a-kind event that will bring together eleven of New Jersey’s top conservation and environmental experts with scientists, educators and students to develop a broad public understanding of sustainability concepts while clarifying practical goals for citizens at home.  

WHEN:   6:15 – 8:30 pm, Monday, April 25 (light refreshments at 5:30 pm)

WHERE:  Newark Museum, Billy Johnson Auditorium, 49 Washington Street, Newark 07102
  (click here for public transit and driving directions; parking available after 5:30 pm)

WHO:    Citizens’ Forum on Environmental Literacy co-convened by the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), the Greater Newark Conservancy and Sustainable Jersey.  Sustainable Jersey is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey League of Municipalities (NJLM) and the Municipal Land Use Center at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).


  • Christine Todd Whitman, 50th Governor of New Jersey and former Administrator of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Michele Byers, Executive Director, NJ Conservation Foundation
  • Robin Dougherty, Executive Director, Greater Newark Conservancy
  • Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer, NJ Environmental Federation
  • Marian Glenn, Professor, Seton Hall University, Board of Directors, ANJEC
  • Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, GreenFaith
  • Dena Mattola Jaborska, Executive Director, Environment New Jersey
  • Jennifer Papa, Founder & CEO, City-Green (Paterson)
  • Randall Solomon, Co-Founder, Sustainable Jersey (NJLM & TCNJ)
  • Amy Soli, Director of Science, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association
  • Shana Weber, Sustainability Manager, Princeton University (Moderator)

WHY:    A tremendous amount of environmental and conservation research, public education, and civic action is being accomplished in New Jersey by a myriad of organizations and individuals, but there is no comprehensive source of information, or a quick way to grasp all the initiatives and programs.  This event will foster broad public understanding of sustainability concepts, and clarify practical steps toward healthy, sustainable homes.  The event will support a constructive, nonpartisan, no-blame dialogue on environmental health and citizen responsibility.

MEDIA RSVP:     To reserve a seat, contact Kristy Ranieri at (973) 762.1510;

REGISTRATION:  $20/$10 for students.  Limited seating, advance registration required at




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