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Environment and Agriculture

DEP Moves to Require Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The proposed new stormwater rule makes green infrastructure the priority for stormwater management, rather than an afterthought.

From Stormwater to Clean Water: New Flood-Control, Pollution Resource for Towns

Monday, November 5th, 2018

A new toolkit from New Jersey Future offers advice and resources to help elected officials maximize the opportunities to use green infrastructure to help control flooding and polluted runoff.

DEP Gathers Input at Coastal Resilience Summit on Local Actions To Plan for Climate Change

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

At an invitation-only gathering hosted by the state DEP, New Jersey Future provided insight on innovative planning strategies and implementation actions from other coastal locations that could inform coastal resilience initiatives in New Jersey.

New Jersey Future Contributes Resiliency Planning Chapter to Planning Guide

Friday, October 12th, 2018

New Jersey Future has contributed to a key resiliency chapter in the new edition of APA-New Jersey’s Complete Guide to Planning in New Jersey.

The Transportation-Emissions Reduction Strategy No One’s Talking About

Monday, October 8th, 2018

We can reduce transportation-related greenhouse-gas emissions by switching our vehicles to cleaner fuels. But unless we also reduce the miles they travel, we’re only addressing half the problem.

Stormwater Camp: A Summer Week To Remember

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

A stormwater-themed summer camp in Sussex County, funded for the last two summers by New Jersey Future, teaches green infrastructure to its school-age campers.

New Model Ordinance Will Help Reduce Polluted Runoff in New Jersey

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Sustainable Jersey’s new model ordinance will help New Jersey communities manage stormwater that pollutes local waterways and contributes to costly urban flooding.

DOT’s Municipal Aid: Look Beneath the (Re)Surface for Innovative Uses

Friday, August 17th, 2018

The NJDOT Municipal Aid program can be used for much more than road resurfacing. Municipalities interested in a variety of roadway upgrades should get their applications in by the Oct. 8 deadline.

Are the Suburbs Back? Depends On How You Define ‘Suburb’

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Are recent reports highlighting a resurgence in population growth in the suburbs accurate? It depends on how you define “suburb.” But maybe we should focus more on characteristics than location.

Combined Sewer Permit Holders Meet Report Deadline

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Holders of combined-sewer system permits have met the required deadlines for submitting various reports to the NJDEP. Reports are now posted on the NJDEP website and available for comment.

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