Sustainable Jersey Workshop in Ocean City on February 16; Area Towns Learn about NJ Energy Conservation Programs that will Reduce Residents’ Energy Bills and the State’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

on Feb 12, 2010

Ocean City, NJ – Sustainable Jersey is providing a workshop on the evening of Tuesday,
February 16th

in Ocean City for area municipalities and the general public. Sustainable Jersey project partner Donna
Drewes of the Municipal Land Use Center at The College of New Jersey will discuss ways local municipalities can earn
points towards the Sustainable Jersey certification program and obtain cash rebates for encouraging residents to
participate in state energy conservation programs.

“As municipal budgets tighten, the opportunity to earn up to $4,000 in incentives by enrolling their residents in New
Jersey's Clean Energy Programs is something we want to promote,” said Fred Profeta, Chair of the Mayors Committee
for a Green Future, a Sustainable Jersey partner. “Not to mention, the savings it can provide for our residents and
businesses, as well as the important environmental benefits for the overall health of our communities.” he added.

In addition to other energy conservation programs, the workshop will provide an overview of the New Jersey Board of
Public Utilities’ Community Partners’ Initiative that offers towns support in their efforts to set clean energy goals,
develop outreach plans, and educate residents about the economic and environmental benefits of clean energy and
simple climate change solutions. Other speakers at this workshop will include: Yennaira Ortiz from Honeywell, Bruce
Grossman of the South Jersey Gas Company and Jim Collins a community leader from Avalon.

Sustainable Jersey Community Energy Outreach Workshop
Date: February 16, 2010; 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, Room 301, 861 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
What: Sustainable Jersey workshop open to the public and all area towns to learn about the NJ energy
conservation programs and innovative ways to mobilize the community towards sustainable goals.
RSVP/Event Info: Winnie Fatton: or 609-771-2855
Professional Credits: Workshop attendance will provide 1 continuing education hour for certified planning and zoning
board administrators, 1.5 CEUs for certified recycling professionals and 2 CEUs for certified public
works managers (1 management; 1 government).


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