on Oct 02, 2013
Sustainable Jersey announced today that the NJ Tree Foundation (@NJTrees) submitted the winning tweet on behalf of the City of Camden. The City of Camden will receive $1,000 as the winner of the Sustainable Jersey Twitter contest funded in part by Walmart. The NJ Tree Foundation supports the Camden Green Team through its work to plant trees through the community-based Urban Airshed Reforestation Program, a program dedicated to improving Camden’s environment and quality of life for the city’s residents. The City of Camden received Sustainable Jersey certification in 2012.
Over 85 people submitted Tweets, in 140 characters or less, answering the question, “What would an extra $1,000 mean to your Green Team?” The Tweets were reviewed and scored by a neutral Blue Ribbon selection committee composed of uncompensated experts and public figures.
The Sustainable Jersey Twitter Contest Winners are:
$1,000 Winner: Camden City, Camden County: Tweet from: NJ Tree Foundation @NJTrees
@SJ_Program Peaches, Pears, Apples, oh my! Camden SMART will plant fruit trees w/city residents w/extra $1,000! #SJWalmartGrants
$500 Winner: Millville Arts, Cumberland County: Tweet from: Samantha Fisher @Sammii_Fish
An extra $1k you say @SJ_Program? Thx to #SJWalmartGrants, PLANTS! for upcycling in our Community Garden thru a fusion w/ @MillvilleArts
“Walmart is incredibly proud of the success of the Sustainable Jersey Small Grant Program,” said Philip Serghini, Director of Public Affairs for Walmart in New Jersey, “In a few short years Walmart has funded over $1 million to the municipalities of our State to advance our commitment to environmental sustainability.”
The Sustainable Jersey Twitter contest is intended to help local governments make progress toward a sustainable future. “The winning towns are leading the charge for sustainability in New Jersey. I commend the mayors and hardworking Green Teams for taking steps to improve the quality of life in New Jersey,” said Art Ondish, President of the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation and Mayor of Mount Arlington.