Sustainable Jersey™ Networking Event at Nine Innings for Nature

on Jul 20, 2011

(Trenton, NJ) – Sustainable Jersey invites you to take the ENERGY STAR® Video Challenge at the upcoming
Nine Innings for Nature event on Sunday, July 24, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood Township.
At this same event, Sustainable Jersey and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) are hosting a networking event
that is open to the public and starts at 3:05 pm. Share ideas for sustainable programs, learn about
Sustainable Jersey, eat great food and make new connections with leaders from across the state. Although
the event is free, advanced registration is required. To register and review event details visit:

Mayor Mike Fressola of Manchester Township, Councilwoman D’Arcy Rohan Green of Bay Head Borough and
Kathy Ellis, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) will
provide a welcome at the Sustainable Jersey networking event. Donna Drewes, Co-Director of the Institute
for Sustainability Planning and Governance at the Municipal Land Use Center at The College of New Jersey will
provide a short update on new Sustainable Jersey actions and funding opportunities.

Now in its fourth year, Nine Innings for Nature, sponsored by NJNG and Renewal by Andersen, is a day of
environmental education, baseball and fun where attendees enjoy free family activities while learning about
what they can do to save energy, save money and lower their carbon footprint. This pre-game event, which
kicks off at 3 p.m., will feature free games, rides and ice cream for kids; giveaways and prizes; and a host of
green vendors.

This year, attendees will have the chance to shine with the “Be an ENERGY STAR Video Challenge.” Attendees
are encouraged to stop by the ENERGY STAR Video Challenge booth, sponsored by NJNG and the BlueClaws,
and make a video letting the world know about the big and little things they do to save energy. “Providing
fans the opportunity to participate in this nationwide effort encourages them to think about energy-saving
actions and have lots of fun along the way,” said Rich Mozingo, assistant general manager of the Lakewood
BlueClaws. “We’re excited to broadcast this important message as a service to the BlueClaws and NJNG

The videos will be featured on the national ENERGY STAR Web site and social networking Web sites where the public will view and vote for their favorite videos in the fall. The winning entries will be showcased on the ENERGY STAR Web site during Energy Awareness month in October. And select videos will appear on the NJNG, Sustainable Jersey and BlueClaws Web site, respectively, as a means to encourage others to do their share to save energy and protect the environment.

Anne-Marie Peracchio, director of conservation and clean energy policy at NJNG, explains that the video
testimonials are indicative of efforts to help customers make informed and responsible decisions through
NJNG’s Conserve to Preserve® initiatives. “By showcasing customer and fan video testimonials on the NJNG,
Sustainable Jersey, BlueClaws and the ENERGY STAR Web sites, we hope others will engage in problem
solving and take action to sustain the environment,” says Peracchio. In 2009, Americans, with the help of
ENERGY STAR, saved nearly $17 billion on their energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent
to those from 30 million vehicles.

About New Jersey Natural Gas

New Jersey Natural Gas is the principal subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, a Fortune 1000 company, that
provides reliable energy and natural gas services including transportation, distribution and asset management
in states from the Gulf Coast to the New England regions, including the Mid-Continent region, the West Coast
and Canada, while investing in and maintaining an extensive infrastructure to support future growth. With
over $2.5 billion in annual revenues, NJR safely and reliably operates and maintains 6,800 miles of natural gas
transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve nearly half a million customers; develops and manages
a diverse portfolio of 1.6 Bcf/day of transportation capacity and over 50 Bcf of storage capacity; offers low
carbon, clean energy solutions through its commercial and residential solar programs; and provides appliance
installation, repair and contract service to nearly 150,000 homes and businesses. Additionally, NJR holds
investments in midstream assets through equity partnerships including Steckman Ridge and Iroquois. Through
Conserve to Preserve®, NJR is helping customers save energy and money by promoting conservation and
encouraging efficiency. For more information about NJR, visit

About the Lakewood BlueClaws

The BlueClaws, the Jersey Shore's top stop for affordable family entertainment, have led the South Atlantic
League in attendance in each year of existence. They have been the South Atlantic League affiliate of the
Phillies since their 2001 inception and have won league championships in 2006, 2009 and 2010. 36 former
BlueClaws have reached the big leagues including Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, and Carlos Ruiz. Tickets and
promotional information are available by calling 732-901-7000 or visiting the team's official website:

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