Asbury Park was awarded a $20,000 Sustainable Jersey grant funded by PSEG Foundation. It was one of five $20,000-grants, 12 $10,000-grants and 40 $2,000-grants which were distributed to recipients across 17 New Jersey counties.
The grant awards will fund a range of projects including food waste recycling; green infrastructure and sustainable landscaping; green fairs; composting; green business recognition; environmental resource inventories; outdoor classrooms; pollinator gardens and more.
“We are thrilled the city of Asbury Park was selected to receive a $20,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey and we are grateful to the PSEG foundation for funding the program,” said Asbury Park Mayor John Moor, “The grant will help support an 18-month-long program in Asbury Park to link restaurants with food banks to provide them with unsold food. Through the program we aim to reduce food waste in the city and address food insecurity within our community.”
“These sustainability projects will strengthen New Jersey by helping local communities become more livable, environmentally friendly and prosperous. Congratulations grant recipients; thank you for taking steps to improve health, integrate sustainability into student learning, boost recycling efforts and cut greenhouse gas emissions,” said Randall Solomon, executive director for Sustainable Jersey. “Your projects will have a ripple effect that will benefit us all.”
The PSEG Foundation has contributed $3.1 million dollars in funding to the Sustainable Jersey grants program for municipalities and schools over the past 12 years.
“PSEG cares about people and the planet, which is why we’re so proud to be a prime supporter of Sustainable Jersey,” said Calvin Ledford, president of the PSEG Foundation and director of PSEG Corporate Social Responsibility. “Sustainable Jersey starts with our precious youngsters and creates roles for everyone, in ways that show the kind of ingenuity, environmental stewardship and community that PSEG has valued for 120 years.”