NJEA funds 47 sustainability grants

At an awards ceremony held on Feb. 4, Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced the 47 New Jersey schools and school districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools small grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). Eleven $10,000 grants and 36 $2,000 grants were distributed to fund a variety of projects including vertical aeroponic tower gardens, student green team capacity building, outdoor classrooms, innovative recycling efforts and more.

NJEA is proud to head into its fifth year partnering with Sustainable Jersey on the Sustainable Jersey for Schools initiative—also known as SJ4S. With this contribution NJEA has provided a total of one million dollars thus far to support a sustainable future for children across the state through the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program.

“Every day in the news we hear more and more about the importance of recycling and creating eco-friendly products, as well as the value of using sustainable resources,” said NJEA Vice President Sean M. Spiller. “Our job as educators is to prepare the next generation with the skills, information, and resources to become engaged citizens and leaders in our efforts to save and protect our planet. NJEA is honored to continue to work with Sustainable Jersey on this important program that directs resources into our schools.” In addition to the grant funding, NJEA supports Sustainable Jersey for Schools as a program underwriter.

“Our State’s students and teachers continue to inspire me with their passion for sustainability and commitment to New Jersey’s future,” said Sustainable Jersey Executive Director Randall Solomon. “We are proud to support their efforts with grant money to help realize their vision.” 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.

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

  • Delran High School – Burlington County
  • Kingston Elementary School – Camden County
  • Winslow Middle School – Camden County
  • Upper Township Elementary School – Cape May County
  • Ocean City Intermediate School – Cape May County
  • Clayton Public School District – Gloucester County
  • Roxbury Township School District – Morris County
  • Brick Township – Ocean County
  • Toms River High School North – Ocean County
  • Switlik Elementary School – Ocean County
  • Roselle Public Schools – Union County

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

  • Absegami High School – Atlantic County
  • Reeds Road Elementary School – Atlantic County
  • Midland Park High School – Bergen County
  • Delran Middle School – Burlington County
  • John Hydock Elementary School – Burlington County
  • Northern Burlington County Regional High School – Burlington County
  • Alternative High School – Camden County
  • Berlin Community Elementary School – Camden County
  • Bret Harte Elementary School – Camden County
  • Cape May City Elementary – Cape May County
  • Holland Township Elementary – Hunterdon County
  • Readington Middle School – Hunterdon County
  • John Witherspoon Middle School – Mercer County
  • Johnson Park School – Mercer County
  • Littlebrook Elementary School – Mercer County
  • Princeton High School – Mercer County
  • Riverside Elementary School – Mercer County
  • Highland Park Middle School – Middlesex  County
  • Atlantic Highlands Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Highlands Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Monmouth Regional High School – Monmouth County
  • Ramtown Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Raritan High School – Monmouth County
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary School – Monmouth County
  • Franklin Elementary School – Morris County
  • Jefferson Elementary School – Morris County
  • Kennedy Elementary School – Morris County
  • Lincoln Roosevelt Elementary School – Morris County
  • Nixon Elementary School – Morris County
  • Island Heights Elementary School – Ocean County
  • Lake Riviera Middle School – Ocean County
  • Theunis Dey Elementary School – Passaic County
  • Oldmans Township School – Salem County
  • Valley View Middle School – Somerset County
  • Halsted Middle School – Sussex County
  • Knowlton Township School District – Warren County

 

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