Today, Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced the 42 New Jersey public schools and districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). Twelve $10,000 grants and thirty $2,000 grants were distributed to support a variety of projects including hydroponic garden towers, outdoor classrooms, school gardens, water bottle refilling stations, school wellness programs, cafeteria composting, student green team capacity building and more.

NJEA funds 42 sustainability grants

With this contribution NJEA has provided $1.25 million to support a sustainable future for children across the state through the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. “It is our responsibility to care for our planet, protecting it, making sure that the ways in which we interact with it are sustainable,” said NJEA Vice President Sean M. Spiller. “As educators, we bear a heavier mantle of responsibility because not only do we need to care for our own footprint but educate our students and communities to do the same — to become engaged citizens, global leaders in saving and protecting our planet. NJEA is honored to continue our work with Sustainable Jersey as we direct resources into our schools that will support these innovative programs.” In addition to grant funding, NJEA supports Sustainable Jersey for Schools as a program underwriter.

“These grants encourage our schools and districts to foster innovative sustainability initiatives that make their schools better stewards in their communities,” said Sustainable Jersey Executive Director Randall Solomon. “Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants catalyze school-centered sustainability programs and support the creative superintendents, principals, teachers, students and parents who are leading them.” Proposals were judged by an independent Blue-Ribbon Selection Committee. The Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants are intended to help school districts and schools make progress toward a sustainable future in general, and specifically toward Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification.

To learn more about Sustainable Jersey for Schools and future grant opportunities, visit www.SustainableJerseySchools.com.

Recipients of $10,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Project Grants

  • Bellmawr School District – Camden County
  • Veterans Memorial Family School – Camden County
  • Winslow Township High School – Camden County
  • Cape May County Technical School – Cape May County
  • Dr. Michael Conti No. 5 Elementary School – Hudson County
  • Parker Elementary School – Mercer County
  • South Plainfield High School – Middlesex County
  • Howell Township Middle School South – Monmouth County
  • Memorial Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Spring Lake Heights School District – Monmouth County
  • Jackson Township School District – Ocean County
  • Oldmans Township School District – Salem County

Recipients of $2,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Project Grants

  • David E. Owens Middle School – Bergen County
  • Pascack Valley High School – Bergen County
  • Tabernacle Elementary School  – Burlington County
  • Winslow Township Middle School – Camden County
  • Winslow Township School No. 2 Elementary School – Camden County
  • Winslow Township School No. 5 Elementary School – Camden County
  • Edgemont Elementary School – Essex County
  • Jefferson Elementary School – Essex County
  • Roosevelt Middle School – Essex County
  • Charles E Trefurt School PS#8 – Hudson County
  • Adelphia School – Monmouth County
  • Aldrich Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Ardena Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Edith M. Griebling Elementary – Monmouth County
  • Greenville School – Monmouth County
  • Howell Township Middle School North – Monmouth County
  • Land O’Pines Elementary – Monmouth County
  • Monmouth Beach Elementary – Monmouth County
  • Newbury Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Ramtown Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Roosevelt Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Taunton Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Chatham High School – Morris County
  • Copeland Middle School – Morris County
  • Florence M. Burd Elementary – Sussex County
  • Long Pond School – Sussex County
  • Stillwater Township Elementary – Sussex County
  • Beechwood School – Union County
  • Lopatcong Elementary School – Warren County

 

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