Category Archives: Public Policy

How to take action after the Climate March

Posted on by By Randall Solomon, Sustainable Jersey Co-Director

This past Sunday in New York City, over 300,000 people took to the streets to stand up for climate change action at “the biggest climate march in history.” As many people are feeling the post-march glow, it’s the perfect time to … Continue reading

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What’s on Nina Stack’s Desk This Summer?

Posted on by By Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer You’ll wish that summer could always be here When that Nat King Cole song was a hit it was hard to image there would ever be a time that we would … Continue reading

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Inspiring Solutions: Modernizing New Jersey’s water systems an opportunity

Posted on by Dodge

Dodge Foundation President Chris Daggett and Environment Program Director Margaret Waldock want New Jersey communities to recognize the bright side of tackling the daunting challenge of modernizing the state’s outdated water systems. “Stormwater can be our savior if we view … Continue reading

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How Do You Build a Truly Creative Community?

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey

It’s not surprising, but the places we want to live in are the ones that have embraced and fostered creativity and sustainability. When asked about the qualities that people want in a region, they are experiential; we want a mix … Continue reading

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New Jersey’s Water Crisis

Posted on by Meghan Jambor, Communications Manager, Dodge Foundation

Hidden beneath New Jersey’s 21 fastest-growing cities are aging pipelines that carry a mix of household sewage and rainwater that, even during a routine storm, spew their slurry into rivers, streams, bays and streets, parks and basements. Upgrading the so-called … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Upcoming Elections

Posted on by Lee Keough, Founder, Managing Editor, NJ Spotlight

The 2013 Gubernatorial Race It’s quite a challenge for the media to cover this year’s gubernatorial race fairly. In Chris Christie, we have a larger-than-life incumbent governor who has a finely tuned messaging operation and the attention of the national … Continue reading

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Facing Our Future

Posted on by Nina Stack

Back in November, I shared in this blog about a groundbreaking project  the Council of New Jersey  Grantmakers has been spearheading since 2010 – Facing Our Future.  Last month, we were pleased to release an update to the original report … Continue reading

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How Does Your Community Compare?

Posted on by Dodge

Have you ever wondered about the details of your town’s budget, or important statistics like crime rates and property taxes, but couldn’t easily track it down? Surprisingly, all 566 of New Jersey’s municipalities still file their budgets on paper with … Continue reading

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