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EVENT ADVISORY- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2010                                                               
Contact: Kristy Ranieri (973) 762.1510

Announcement of Essex County Winners of Sustainable Jersey™ Grants Funded by Walmart
$220,000 in Funding for Sustainable Projects in New Jersey - Tuesday, September 14, 2010: 2:30 pm

WHAT:           Media event: Sustainable Jersey will announce the grant winners from Essex County. 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:           Tuesday, September 14, 2010: 2:30 pm
WHERE:        Montclair Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
WHO:             Speakers to include:

  • Lee Solomon, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • Cindy Randazzo, Director, Office of Local Government Assistance, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Jerry Fried, Mayor of Montclair
  • Susan McCartney, West Orange Councilwoman
  • Arlene Johnson, Mayor of Livingston
  • Fred Profeta, Deputy Mayor of Maplewood
  • Thomas Tsilionis, Roseland Councilman
  • 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.




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