2021 EPA Technical Assistance Funding and Resource Guide
Environmental Protection Agency releases 2021 Technical Assistance Funding and Resource Guide. This guide is designed to assist community organizations, local governments, universities, and other partners in navigating technical assistance and funding opportunities across Region 2. Click here to download Technical Assistance Funding and Resource Guide.
PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies
PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies (PSEG ISS) Green Team Internship Program to support your sustainability needs.
Your business can host a Green Team and embark on a new path towards innovation, while also changing the future careers and lives of students. You can apply today, please visit this link to apply. Applications are due February 1st, 2021or visit PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies website.
Cross County Connection Transportation Management
Cross County Connection is a non-profit Transportation Management Association (TMA) providing transportation-related services in New Jersey’s seven southern counties, including the counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem. Since 1989, Cross County Connection has been working with businesses, communities, and commuters to provide solutions for transportation problems in southern New Jersey. Cross County Connection TMA was formally incorporated in 1989 through the efforts of a group of southern New Jersey business leaders, local government officials, and representatives from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) to address mobility issues in the region and reduce the number of vehicles on state and local roadways. Today, Cross County Connection provides solutions to complex transportation problems for counties, municipalities, employers, and commuters in its seven-county region.
The New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry
The New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry was created to recognize and promote sustainable businesses across the state. The Registry is a component of a larger initiative between Rutgers’ New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), with support and assistance from other business and environmentally concerned partners and stakeholders. Collectively, these entities comprise the New Jersey Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI).
The Registry is open to companies of all types and there is no cost to join. Businesses that have implemented five sustainable practices are eligible to create a promotional profile and receive membership benefits.
To become a member, you need to create an online business profile and submit the following information:
- A brief written description of Five Sustainable Actions/Practices your business has adopted.
- Identify One Measurable Environmental Benefit from a practice.
- Identify One Cost Savings from a Practice.
NJDEP 2018 Recycling Awards
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers, annually recognizes excellence in recycling. Their goal is to highlight the success of agencies, businesses, individuals and others who go beyond the norm to advance recycling and to make these examples available to others who may emulate them.
THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION SUBMITTALS IS July 27, 2018
You may nominate yourself, your business/organization, or any other business, individual or organization worthy of recognition. Applicants or projects must:
- be located in New Jersey
- agree to share their project or program with others
- provide supporting documentation for a one-year period (2017)
- Award winners from the previous three years are not eligible to participate again this year
- Second party nominations must be accompanied by a written authorization from the nominated party agreeing to be considered for the award
The categories for these awards are outlined in the packet. You must identify only one category for each nomination on the application form on page 8. The nomination will be judged against other entries in that category.
Clean Water Action Paid Internship
Clean Water Action is currently accepting applications for our 2018 summer internship program. Clean Water Action’s internship provides motivated and talented individuals an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in politics, communications, fundraising and advocacy.
Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration and Congress.
Interns will work alongside our full time professional outreach team toto engage communities in local, state and national issues, informing and educating the public, building support and channeling that support into action. This summer we will work on:
Elections: hold elected officials accountable to protecting the environment and public health.
Clean Water: Protect the nation’s waterways to keep our drinking water and recreational areas pristine
Environmental Justice: Ensure that our lowest income neighborhoods and most vulnerable populations are not disproportionately burdened by negative environmental externalities.
Sustainable Energy: Promote energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that will help mitigate climate change disasters, improve overall public health, and create a green working economy
- Promote community action on progressive issues to influence national, state, and local decision makers.
- Provide communication with people that is independent of the mass media
- Recruit members by collecting signatures and contact info.
- Raise funds to support our research, lobbying and educational campaigns
- Gain knowledge of state and federal politics, campaign strategies, and environmental issues.
- Paid training,
- Rewarding work with a casual work setting
- High performing interns will be considered for future employment and leadership positions
- Opportunities for travel throughout the U.S., including national and regional conferences
- Possibly earn college credit
- Strong communication skills
- Demonstrated commitment to progressive politics and environmental issues
- Interest in non-profit career development is a plus.
How to Apply:
Rutgers Environmental Steward programs
The Rutgers Environmental Stewards program will be offering its training program in Burlington County (and other NJ counties) again this fall. You do NOT have to live in the county to attend the program.
The fee is $250.00 per person.
Each program offers the core topics of climate change, soil health, geology, water resource protection, environmental policy, alternative energy, and habitat conservation. Additional topics vary based on program location.
Fieldtrips to environmentally significant locations in New Jersey are included. A 60 hour internship is completed by each Steward in order to become a Certified Environmental Steward.
The schedule for all 2018 program locations is available.
Click on a specific county below to learn more about their local program:
If you are an organization interested in hosting a Rutgers Environmental Steward program in your area, please contact the State Program Coordinator, Pat Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 285-8303.