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Go Green Through Zero Waste
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Clean Water Fund and the New Jersey Environmental Federation are spearheading a “Zero Waste” initiative in Newark. The program is part of our EJ VOICE efforts to improve air quality and public health, reduce pollution and waste, and create green, sustainable jobs. Zero Waste programs’ economic and environmental benefits are significant and the Newark program is intended as a model for other communities.
Incinerators and landfills emit toxic air pollutants which are linked to climate change and health disorders such as asthma and cancer. Zero Waste programs aim to reduce the waste that ends up in landfills and incinerators, thereby improving air quality and greenhouse gas emissions while spurring green jobs and renewable energy development. According to the Institute for Local Self Reliance, recycling, reduction, and product reuse accounts for more jobs at higher wages than traditional waste management (www.ilsr.org).
Why Go Solar Today? 750 Good Reasons
Electricity costs skyrocket each summer, whenever your air conditioning powers up to tackle the heat. Our members in New Jersey have a great chance to do something about this today. Our partnership with Sungevity makes it easier than ever to go solar with a rooftop solar electric system.
Here’s the 750-reasons deal:
1) Sungevity will give you $750 when you sign up for a zero-down solar lease, and
2) they’ll also donate $750 to Clean Water Fund.