Galloway Township, NJ - Stockton University has been named one of the “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” for the Northeast region and cited on its list of “Green Colleges” by The Princeton Review, an education services company widely known for its test prep programs and college and graduate school guides.
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey offers businesses the opportunity to promote their “green” initiatives for free by signing up for the NJ Sustainable Business Registry. It’s a no-cost way to promote your business and distinguish yourself from the competition by being socially responsible.
Hoboken, NJ – Stevens Institute of Technology researchers and ocean physicists Dr. Alan Blumberg and Dr. Philip Orton have been selected to join the Third New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC3) to advise New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the administration’s climate policy leadership on climate change projections and adaptation. The kickoff meeting for the panel was held today at New York City’s City Hall.
Hoboken, NJ - Ribbon cutting and open house for SURE HOUSE, an environmentally sustainable, resilient house for coastal communities – one that could better withstand a storm the size of Hurricane Sandy. The SURE House will serve as Stevens’ entry into the Solar Decathlon, a biennial competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy which challenges teams from the world’s most prestigious institutions to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. Following the Open House, the home will be transported to California for the actual Solar Decathlon competition (October 8-18).
Atlantic City, NJ - According to Sarah Lawson, "You know Atlantic City as the gambling capital of the East Coast, or perhaps as the backdrop for HBO's Boardwalk Empire or home of the Miss America pageant. But what was once dubbed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as "Las Vegas East" has recently been racked by the shuttering of four major casinos last year, three of which went bankrupt."
New Brunswick, NJ – According to Scott Fallon and Linda Moss of The Record, “The state laboratory that conducts scientific research in the Meadowlands will be taken over by Rutgers-Newark, a move approved Thursday that many say will secure the future of a group of scientists who have worked to restore the region’s ecology.”
Newark, NJ - Somenath Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, was awarded a patent last month for a next-generation water desalination and purification technology that uses uniquely absorbent carbon nanotubes to remove salt and pollutants from brackish water and industrial effluent for reuse by businesses and households.
Princeton, NJ - ExxonMobil has signed a five-year, $5 million deal with Princeton University to pursue research on energy and the environment, officials announced Thursday. The oil and gas company joins Princeton E-filliates Partnership, a program founded in 2011 in which corporate officials and university experts work together on research.
Mount Laurel, NJ - According to James Barrood of the NJ Tech Council, Founded in 1996, the NJTC is a private, not-for-profit membership organization. It is among the largest and most respected trade associations of its kind nationwide, with a mission of providing education, networking, resources, recognition and advocacy for the state and region’s tech businesses."
Washington D.C. - According to the US Chamber of Commerce, "Hydraulic fracturing, when done correctly, is safe and saves Americans money. The science says so. EPA looked at scientific studies, government, NGO, and industry data and concluded that hydraulic fracturing has not had widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water."
Princeton, NJ - According to Brenda Mikeo of Princeton Research, "José Avalos is an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, jointly appointed with the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. His interests lie in the use of biotechnology to address important issues in sustainable energy, the environment, industry, and human health. Avalos’ research focuses specifically on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering for the production of biofuels and bio-derived chemicals."
Trenton, NJ - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announces that it will be furthering its efforts to promote environmental and STEM education by making an $115,000 donation to the Thielke Arboretum Environmental Education Center.
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