Madison, NJ – The Borough of Madison was one of ten recipients that received a $10,000 grant, announced Sustainable Jersey.
The grant is funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund and support proposals such as adding electric vehicles (EVs) to municipal fleets, solar projects such as the purchase of solar technology, completion of solar energy feasibility studies and solar education; and innovative energy efficiency projects in municipal buildings, said the organization in a press release.
Madison Mayor Robert H. Conley applauded the efforts of the Sustainable Madison Committee for their determination in helping to improve Madison's green footprint.
“This grant will support engineering studies and financial analyses to evaluate community solar feasibility at three borough-owned parking lots, while also allowing us to generate preliminary design material and conduct community outreach,” said Conley.
Randall Solomon the Executive Director of Sustainable Jersey believes that the need for innovative energy projects has never been more urgent
“These grant recipients demonstrate leadership and a commitment to advancing climate action that will help New Jersey meet more ambitious targets moving forward toward a low-carbon future,” he said.
Since 2009 the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program has distributed over $5.5 million in grants to New Jersey schools and municipalities to help make their communities more livable, environmentally friendly, and prosperous.
“The Gardinier Environmental Fund is committed to conserving the Earth’s energy resources and enhancing renewable energy measures,” said Gene Wentzel, president, Gardinier Environmental Fund. “We are proud to stand alongside Sustainable Jersey, and to continue to fund worthy projects that support our mutual goals in New Jersey.”