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Media Advisory

Wednesday, September 8, 2010: 11:00 am
Chatham Township Municipal Building, Court Room, First Floor
58 Meyersville Road
Chatham Township, NJ 07928

Contact: Kristy Ranieri
(973) 762.1510


Announcement of Morris and Union County Winners of Sustainable Jersey™ Grants Funded by Walmart
$220,000 in Funding for Sustainable Projects in New Jersey

WHAT:          Media event: Sustainable Jersey will announce the grant winners from Morris, Union, Warren and Somerset Counties. A total of $220,000 in grants will fund municipal sustainability projects across New Jersey. 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.  Wind turbines, electric vehicle charging stations, school food composting and water conservation outreach programs are some of the programs that will receive funding this year. Meet the winners and learn about the innovative projects.

WHEN:          Wednesday, September 8, 2010: 11:00 am

WHERE:        Chatham Township Municipal Building, Court Room, First Floor, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham Township, NJ 07928

WHO:             Speakers to include:

  • Jon Bramnick, New Jersey Assemblyman (District 21) 
  • Nicole Hagner, Mayor of Chatham Township
  • Leonard Berkowitz, Chairman, Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission
  • Cindy Randazzo, Director, Office of Local Government Assistance, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Representatives of Mendham Township, Netcong Borough and Chester Township
  • Timothy McDonough, Mayor of Hope, Past President of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities
  • Jennifer Hoehn, Senior Manager of Public Affairs New Jersey, Walmart Stores, Inc.

INFO:             To promote sustainability and public/private partnerships, Walmart Stores Inc., the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation, and the NJLM Mayors’ Committee for a Green Future 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.  More than half of New Jersey’s municipalities (51%-or 288 towns across all 21 counties) are registered and now working on becoming 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

INTERVIEWS: 2010 grant winners, Sustainable Jersey representatives and other partners will be available for interviews and photos.  Giant grant check will be used for photos.

MEDIA EVENTS: Media events to announce winners are also planned for other counties as follows:

  • Monmouth County, Sept. 8, 2:30 pm, Long Branch Municipal Bldg., 344 Broadway, Long Branch
  • Bergen County, Sept. 14, 11 am, Rutherford Town Hall, 176 Park Ave., Rutherford
  • Essex County, Sept. 14, 2:30 pm, Montclair Municipal Bldg., 205 Claremont Ave., Montclair



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