New Jersey

Dodge Poetry Fest Green Team Volunteers Needed!


The Dodge Poetry Festival is one of the largest poetry events in North America and it is happening in Newark! The event is taking place at the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Thursday, October 23, through Sunday October 26, 2014.

For four days Newark's vibrant downtown Arts District will be transformed into a poetry village featuring some of our most celebrated, diverse and vibrant poets and spoken word artists.

Come Toast With Us! Attend Our 5th Annual Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment

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You are invited to our 5th Annual Autumn Toast to a Healthy Environment
Sunday, October 5, 2014 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)

Come on out and sample great wine, snack on spectacular food, meet some great people and support Clean Water! We are holding our 5th annual wine & chocolate tasting and charity auction on Sunday, October 5, 2014 (1-4 pm) at Pine Barrens Golf Club, 540 South Hope Chapel Road, Jackson, NJ. Purchase tickets today.

The day includes: 

Legislature Can Reverse Christie’s Veto of Frack Waste Ban!

fracking cracked glassIn August, much to our disappointment and concern but not surprise, Governor Christie vetoed a key clean water bill (S1041) that would have banned the dumping of frack waste in New Jersey. 

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Clean Water Action Endorses Booker for Senate

Cites stark contrast between Booker's clean road forward vs. Bell's dirty path from the past

Long Branch, NJ -- Clean Water Action* announced its endorsement of Cory Booker for US Senate at a joint press conference on the boardwalk here today. Amy Goldsmith, Clean Water Action, made the following statement.

"New Jersey's Senate race is especially critical this year. The balance of power is up in the air and we are at THE tipping point when it comes to the climate crisis, a clean green economy, a functioning government at even the most basic level and so much more.

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08/31/2014 - 10:30

Urge NJ Legislators to Override Christie's Veto of Fracking Waste Ban Bill

fracking rally smallIn May, the a fracking waste ban bill (S1041) was sent to Governor Christie's desk by the Legislature.

However, the Governor put protecting the interests of polluters first and vetoed the bill.

groundswell RISING film screenings announced!

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Attend a film screening of groundswell RISING, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures which captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation of the fracking industry. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on actions being taken here in New Jersey to get protections from toxic fracking waste in place.

Download the Groundswell Rising Flyer Groundswell Rising Flyer (all dates)

Screening Dates:

  • Wednesday, April 9 @ 6:30 pm - Ocean City
    Ocean City Free Public Library
    1735 Simpson Ave, Ocean City, NJ.
    Download the Ocean City flyer
  • Saturday, April 26 @ 2:00 pm - Toms River
    Toms River Public Library, Mancini Hall
    101 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ.
    Download the Toms River flyerFilm Director Renard Cohen will be joining us to discuss his experiences in communities impacted by gas drilling and to answer all your questions
  • Sunday, April 27 @ 4:00 pm - Long Branch
    Stella Maris Retreat Center, 981 Ocean Avenue, Elberon, NJ 07740
  • Thursday, May 1st at 7 pm - Wyckoff
    Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
    This Screening of Groundswell Rising is the opening film for the First Annual FLOW (Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff) Green Film Festival, which is taking place on Thursdays during the Month of May at the Wyckoff Public Library.
  • Thursday, May 8th @ 7:00 pm - West Deptford
    RiverWinds Community Center
    1000 Riverwinds Dr., West Deptford, NJ
    Download the West Deptford flyer

Fracking in New Jersey

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New Jersey Governor CV’s Frack Ban:
Environmental Organizations Cry Foul and Will Seek Over-ride!

Trenton, New Jersey – Today New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the New Jersey Ban Bill (S-2576), flying in the face of the public and the New Jersey Legislature and forfeiting the opportunity to make New Jersey the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in modern times.  During the Senate’s session August 25, the Governor issued a conditional veto (CV) that set a one year moratorium on fracking in the State.  Environmental groups dismissed the moratorium as meaningless and vowed to work for an over-ride of the CV.  The Frack Ban Bill arose out of a public rallying cry for pro-active action by the State to prevent the water, land and air pollution that is occurring everywhere where fracking is being used to extract natural gas from deep geologic formations such as Marcellus and Utica Shale.     

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08/26/2011 - 12:14

We Asked NYC's Climate Marchers Why They Were There — Here's What They Said

More than 400,000 climate activists descended on New York City on September 21 in what is officially the "largest climate march in history."

Marchers included such notable names as the UN's General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon, former Vice President Al Gore, Primatologist Jane Goodall, and actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio, who was recently named a Messenger of Peace.

We were there and asked the marchers we met along the way why they were.

People we talked to hailed from around the country and the world, and represented a diverse set of organizations and causes - but they held the common belief that addressing the issue of climate change will make the world a better place.

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N.J. environmental groups joining climate-change march on Sunday

Tens of thousands of people, including a large contingent from New Jersey, are expected to march through Manhattan on Sunday to demand worldwide action to stem global warming.

The People's Climate March comes two days before world leaders, including President Obama, are set to gather at the United Nations to address climate change, cut back on fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy.

"The idea is to make the biggest spectacle possible to tell leaders that bold, decisive action needs to take place," said Rosemary Dreger Carey, an environmental activist from Bergen County who is organizing New Jersey's turnout for the march.

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Opinion: Clearing the air over clean waters measure

Janet Tauro is board chairwoman of Clean Water Action New Jersey.

WHAT DO health, beer, pizza, cars and computer chips have in common? Clean water. Whether you are drinking, fishing, swimming or manufacturing consumer goods, the world doesn't go around without clean water.

It's our source of life, the basis of a safe and sound society, as well as the foundation of healthy communities and a thriving economy. That is why the proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to more clearly define the "Waters of the United States" is so important.

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