Upgrade Your Yard Videos
This new video series describes Ed Cohen’s journey as he makes his yard more attractive to birds and butterflies at the same time as reducing water run-off. Each less-than-a-minute video covers a different topic. Ed would love to hear about your own efforts (or answer questions to help you get started). Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ed is also happy to send you a link of resources (just email him).
Notice: 11th annual Earth Festival Postponed
Due to the rapid progression of COVID-19 in the state of New Jersey, and critical need for social distancing, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 11th annual Earth Festival scheduled for May 2nd with Camden County. We will be determining the feasibility of rescheduling this event, but will not make that decision just yet. Stay tuned for updates on the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County plant sale and stay safe!
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Mini Grant Program
Sustainable South Jersey’s mini-grant program was created to help support exciting environmental initiatives in the South Jersey region. Read all about our funding priorities and eligibility criteria here.
The winner to our #FindOurGreta contest has been announced!
After one fruitful week, with over 3,700 total posts of youth stories shared, we are excited to announce the winner of the #FindOurGreta contest. Earning a $300 Amazon gift card, the first place prize went to a dedicated group of Medford middle school students from the “Citizen Science Education Program.” This group of students have worked with industry by testing bio-based blacktop sealers at their school, conducted research with NASA/NOAA weather and climate scientists, and traveled overseas to collaborate on environmental issues with a global student population. The second place (Kara Parker of Bordentown) and third place (Joseph Gasperi of Audubon) winners each won a $100 Amazon gift card. All finalists will receive a Sustainable South Jersey tee-shirt and free admission to SSJ’s 2020 events.
Congratulations to all of our nominees and thank you for making the world, especially our home of South Jersey, a better place.
Learn more about the winners here.
we are on our way
Driving Sustainability in South Jersey to benefit our collective future.
Sustainable South Jersey (SSJ) aims to support real and lasting change in South Jersey that will reduce harm from climate change, environmental degradation, and overburdened resources.
If you weren’t able to make it to Sustainable South Jersey’s “Welcome Back” Meetup at the Collingswood Community Center on September 18th, let us tell you a bit about
SSJ Mission goals
Increase the numbers of South Jersey residents, businesses and community and governmental organizations that are aware of environmental problems affecting our region.
Increase the numbers of South Jersey residents, businesses and community and governmental organizations that prioritize sustainability as a pathway to ameliorate environmental problems.
Increase the numbers of sustainability projects and programs and efforts in South Jersey that address these problems in a substantive manner.