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NJDEP Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability

NJDEP Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability Protecting New Jersey's air quality. Evaluating the development and implementation of clean energy s The Office of Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability’s (AQES) mission is to provide resources for the evaluation, development and implementation of clean, secure and resilient energy systems and sustainable environmental practices that complement our on-going efforts to ensure New Jersey has clean air and a safe environment now and for future generations.

Our vision is to build a nationally recognized organization that ensures clean, reliable, safe and affordable power without sacrificing clean air and a protected environment. Since energy generation and fuels are the primary sources of New Jersey’s continuing air pollution problems, the merging of these programs under one Office enhances and expands the effectiveness of DEP’s ability to meet its m

Our vision is to build a nationally recognized organization that ensures clean, reliable, safe and affordable power without sacrificing clean air and a protected environment. Since energy generation and fuels are the primary sources of New Jersey’s continuing air pollution problems, the merging of these programs under one Office enhances and expands the effectiveness of DEP’s ability to meet its m

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Although we are having some reprieve with the nice temperatures these past two days, Winter is still here. View the Febr...
02/18/2022

Although we are having some reprieve with the nice temperatures these past two days, Winter is still here. View the February infographic to learn ways to stay sustainable when the weather outside is frightful. ❄☃️

To view more sustainability infographics visit: www.nj.gov/dep/aqes/sustainability-infographics.html.

#sustainability

02/17/2022

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02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day! 💘

02/10/2022

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Even though winter is still here, get into the spirit of spring by beginning your spring planting! These crops are great...
02/09/2022

Even though winter is still here, get into the spirit of spring by beginning your spring planting! These crops are great for indoor planting in February. 🌿🥦🍅🥬

Join Keep Middlesex Moving Inc.  along with the Bureau Chief of Mobile Sources at the New Jersey Department of Environme...
02/07/2022

Join Keep Middlesex Moving Inc. along with the Bureau Chief of Mobile Sources at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Melissa Evanego, on Wednesday 2/9 for a webinar covering the Diesel Electrification Grant opportunity and its application process. The webinar will also be live-streamed on the KMM page and recorded.

🚛 Register today: http://p1.pagewiz.net/KMMWebinar

Mark your calendar for May 4, 2022!!!
02/04/2022

Mark your calendar for May 4, 2022!!!

⏰ 90 DAYS until the State of New Jersey 's single-use plastic ban goes into effect.

Let the countdown begin!

🚨 BREAKING: Competitive Solicitation Coming SoonSolicitation materials, including eligibility, selection criteria, mappi...
02/03/2022

🚨 BREAKING: Competitive Solicitation Coming Soon

Solicitation materials, including eligibility, selection criteria, mapping tools, eligible costs and application materials, will be posted before the first webinar on the It Pay$ to Plug In website: www.drivegreen.nj.gov/plugin.html

📨 Questions can be sent to: [email protected]

Spruce up your water and save food scraps from going to waste by using extra citrus, apple or cucumber peels as water fl...
02/02/2022

Spruce up your water and save food scraps from going to waste by using extra citrus, apple or cucumber peels as water flavorings. 🥒 🍋 🍊 🍏

Simply put the citrus, apple or cucumber peels in your water or seltzer to add some extra flavor. You can even put wilted herbs and berry tops to jazz it up even further! There is no limit to mixing and matching different flavors, think lemon-mint or strawberry-cucumber flavors. Get creative and hydrated while reducing food waste, consider it a win-win-win!

#TooGoodToWaste

¡Llegó cobertura económica y de calidad! Todos los planes que ofrecen en GetCoveredNJ cubren cuidados preventivos gratui...
01/27/2022

¡Llegó cobertura económica y de calidad! Todos los planes que ofrecen en GetCoveredNJ cubren cuidados preventivos gratuitos, servicios de emergencia, medicamentos recetados, atención prenatal y pediátrica, y a nadie se le puede negar la cobertura debido a una condición preexistente. La mayoría de las personas en Nueva Jersey, que son elegibles y que se inscriben reciben ayuda financiera para reducir sus costos. Compre, compare y ahorre hoy en GetCovered.NJ.gov

Quality affordable health coverage is here! All plans offered through GetCoveredNJ cover free preventive services, emergency services, prescription drugs, and prenatal and pediatric care, and no one can be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition. Most New Jerseyans enrolling qualify for financial help to lower their costs. Shop, compare and save today at GetCovered.NJ.gov

#GetCoveredNJ #Seguromédico #HealthInsurance

With so many new electric vehicle models coming this year, there's an EV for everyone!
01/26/2022
2022 New Electric Car Round Up: Are You Ready To Drive Electric?

With so many new electric vehicle models coming this year, there's an EV for everyone!

With options in every body style and at prices for everyone, the electric vehicle market is booming! Whether you’re looking for an SUV, crossover, pickup truck or sedan, there’s an electric vehicle for you!

With cold days like today, there is no denying that Winter is in full swing! During these cold months when our windows a...
01/21/2022

With cold days like today, there is no denying that Winter is in full swing! During these cold months when our windows and doors are shut tight, its important to take care of our indoor air quality. Check out this month's infographic to learn more! You can view this and all other Sustainability Infographics here: www.nj.gov/dep/aqes/sustainability-infographics.html.

01/20/2022

Can't believe it's been 2 years already? Neither can we!

There are already over 45,000 electric vehicles registered in New Jersey, including Battery Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (looking at you, EMP Strategy #1 "to reduce energy consumption and emissions from the transportation sector" 👀)

Check out the other goals that we have been chipping away at from the 2019 EMP...and we aren't just talking about all the chips we've been eating while working remotely: https://nj.gov/emp/

#DriveGreen #DriveGreenNJ #DriveCleanNJ #StopTheSoot #CleanFleets #DriveElectric #ElectricVehicles #EV #JerseyDrivesElectric

What do you do with old crutches or other medical equipment that you no longer need? Think reuse! Goodwill Home Medical ...
01/19/2022

What do you do with old crutches or other medical equipment that you no longer need? Think reuse! Goodwill Home Medical Equipment (Bellmawr, NJ) accepts donations of gently used medical equipment at all Goodwill donation sites. The organization also picks up large medical items at consumers’ homes free of charge. Goodwill Home Medical Equipment sanitizes and refurbishes the medical equipment and provides it to individuals in need at affordable prices without a prescription from a physician. This program also supports the environment by keeping many tons of medical equipment out of the waste stream. For further information, visit Goodwill Home Medical Equipment at https://www.goodwillhomemedical.org/. Learn more about recycling at recycle.nj.gov.

Approximately 9 million scrap auto and truck tires and countless scrap bicycle tires are generated every year in New Jer...
01/14/2022

Approximately 9 million scrap auto and truck tires and countless scrap bicycle tires are generated every year in New Jersey. That’s a lot of scrap rubber to manage. But, what if a new type of tire was invented that never went flat? Well, that has happened. The tires developed by NASA for use on lunar and Mars Rover missions are elastic like rubber yet strong like titanium. They exhibit perfect shape memory without ever going flat. These tires will be available to cyclists in 2022 and hopefully will reach the auto industry in the years to follow. Learn more about recycling at recycle.nj.gov.

Protecting the environment and public health go hand in hand. 🤝If you need health insurance, check out your options at G...
01/06/2022

Protecting the environment and public health go hand in hand. 🤝

If you need health insurance, check out your options at GetCovered.NJ.gov. Financial help is available, and most who apply will qualify.

Enroll by Jan. 31 for coverage beginning on Feb. 1

01/03/2022

We know a lot of us don't keep New Year's resolutions (whoops...) but this one will be EASY: shop small & sustainable! With now THREE #DestinationElectric locations in New Jersey, you can take a day trip and shake off those winter blues with exploring, shopping, and site seeing. And to top it off, your electric car can be “topping off” just around the corner!

Learn more at https://driveelectricus.com/why-drive-electric/see-the-lifestyle/

12/27/2021

The word “trash” originates from 1325 – 1375 and was derived from the Middle English word “trasches” which meant “anything of little use or value.” The word “garbage” can be traced back to 1422 (the late Middle English period) where it was used to describe the "giblets of a fowl” and “waste parts of an animal.” By 1590, “garbage” was used figuratively as “worthless stuff.” While the terms “recycling” and “recyclables” did not appear until the 20th century, they are undoubtedly part of the everyday language and lives of New Jersey residents. It is important to keep in mind, however, that recyclable materials are not trash or garbage, but rather valuable raw materials used to make new products. So, remember to #RecycleRightNJ ! Learn more about recycling at recycle.nj.gov.

Save money, avoid extra trips to the supermarket and reduce food waste by being smart about date labels on food containe...
12/22/2021

Save money, avoid extra trips to the supermarket and reduce food waste by being smart about date labels on food containers. Manufacturers provide dating to help consumers and retailers decide when food is of best quality. Except for infant formula, dates are not an indicator of the product's safety. So, food that is past the "sell by date" is often edible. Taste it. Smell it. And hopefully, enjoy it. To learn more about date labels on food containers, visit the United States Department of Agriculture at: www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/food-labeling/food-product-dating/food-product-dating.

To many, the holiday season is “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for those in the garbage disposal business it ...
12/20/2021

To many, the holiday season is “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for those in the garbage disposal business it is also the busiest time of the year due to the increase in trash generation resulting from holiday festivities. In fact, in the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, American households generate 25% more waste. That's about 1 million extra tons of trash each year! Thankfully, there are many simple and easy things that people can do to reduce the amount of trash they generate during the holiday season. Since many people already have lots of stuff, consider giving a gift experience - park passes, fishing licenses, transit tickets or virtual language lessons - this year. Gift investments - U.S. Savings Bonds and 529 college savings plan accounts - also make great gifts. And both result in a lot less waste being generated! Learn more about waste reduction and recycling at recycle.nj.gov.

Register now for the next Virtual Sustainability Speaker Series Meeting taking place on Wednesday, January 12, 2022! Dur...
12/15/2021
Winter 2022 S3 Meeting: Sustainable Business Operation

Register now for the next Virtual Sustainability Speaker Series Meeting taking place on Wednesday, January 12, 2022! During this meeting we will learn about Wawa, Inc.'s sustainable successes ranging from their long-standing practices around store-level recycling to their implementation of EV charging stations.

Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-2022-s3-meeting-sustainable-business-operation-tickets-228402667527.

This meeting will be about Sustainable Business Operation, focusing on what Wawa Inc. has accomplished and members of the NJSBR.

12/13/2021

With the holiday season upon us, please keep in mind that bows, ribbons, bubble wrap, cellophane, holiday lights, plastic bags, batteries, foam packaging and electronics do not belong in your recycling bucket, bin or cart.

Learn more about what should and should not be put into your curbside recycling bucket, bin or cart by visiting your municipality's recycling website or the Recycle Coach information system (a free app that provides local recycling information, see - www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/rc/index.html). Go to recycle.nj.gov for more on recycling.

Looking for unusual and quirky gift ideas this holiday season? Amaze and delight your family and friends with innovative...
12/08/2021

Looking for unusual and quirky gift ideas this holiday season? Amaze and delight your family and friends with innovative and unique repurposed and recycled gifts! A wide variety of creative and environmentally friendly gifts are available online, including the following:

🍷 Wine glasses made from recycled wine bottles
⏰ Clocks made from old bicycle parts and old vinyl record albums
🕶 Sunglasses made from plastic waste derived from ocean cleanups
👩‍💻 Mouse pads made from recycled tires
✏️ Pencils made from recycled newspapers
🧘‍♂️ Yoga mats made from recycled wetsuits
👜 Bags, purses, belts and wallets made from decommissioned fire hoses
🍹 Vodka made from stale donuts, cakes and other baked goods that would otherwise be tossed in the trash

Learn more about recycling at recycle.nj.gov.

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