Sustainable Jersey announced that Plainsboro has been awarded a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund.
“We are pleased to receive this generous grant from Sustainable Jersey to assist in the purchase our first electric vehicle for municipal fleet use”, said Mayor Peter A. Cantu.
“The need for innovative energy projects has never been more urgent as New Jersey tops the list as one of the fastest-warming states in the nation,” said Randall Solomon, executive director of Sustainable Jersey. “These grant recipients demonstrate leadership and a commitment to advancing climate action that will help New Jersey meet more ambitious targets moving forward toward a low-carbon future.”
Two $30,000 grants and nine $10,000 grants were distributed to fund proposals for adding electric vehicles (EVs) to municipal fleets, solar projects such as the purchase of solar technology, completion of solar energy feasibility studies and solar education; and innovative energy efficiency projects in municipal buildings.
“The Gardinier Environmental Fund is committed to conserving the Earth’s energy resources and enhancing renewable energy measures,” said Gene Wentzel, president, Gardinier Environmental Fund. “We are proud to stand alongside Sustainable Jersey, and to continue to fund worthy projects that support our mutual goals in New Jersey.”
Since 2009 the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program has distributed over $5.5 million in grants to New Jersey schools and municipalities to help make their communities more livable, environmentally friendly, and prosperous.
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