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Media Advisory

Thursday, May 13, 2010 – 12:00 Noon

Event to Announce Sustainable Jersey™ Grants Funded by Walmart
$220,000 in Funding for Sustainable Projects in New Jersey

Room 9, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, 125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ

Press event: Sustainable Jersey will announce the availability of a total of $220,000 in grants to fund municipal sustainability projects. The 2010 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program funded by Walmart will award ten (10) $10,000 grants, four (4) $25,000 and twenty (20) $1,000 grants.  Awardees of the 2009 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program will report on their projects.
Speakers to include:

  • Joseph L. Fiordaliso, Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • Fred Profeta, Chair, Mayors Committee for a Green Future and Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Maplewood Township
  • Select 2009 Sustainable Jersey Small Grant recipients:
    • Douglas Palmer, Mayor, City of Trenton
    • Kevin Duffy, Mayor, Hardwick
    • Jon Erickson, Borough Councilman, Highland Park
  • Louise Wilson, President of the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation and Township Committee Member, Montgomery Township
  • Jennifer Hoehn, Senior Manager of Public Affairs NJ, Walmart Stores, Inc.

To promote sustainability and public/private partnerships, Walmart Stores Inc., the New Jersey League of Municipalities Education Foundation, and the NJLM Mayors Committee for a Green Future (MCGF) established the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program. 
Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.  New Jersey is the first state in the nation to have a comprehensive sustainability program for communities that links certification with strong state and private financial incentives, and a fully resourced program of technical support and training. Just under half of New Jersey’s municipalities (48%-or 270 towns across all 21 counties) have registered to become Sustainable Jersey certified. By supporting community efforts to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve environmental equity, Sustainable Jersey is empowering New Jersey towns to build a better world for future generations.  For more info, visit www.sustainablejersey.com.

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For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609)695-3481, extension 122 or 609-915-9072.

 

 

      

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