2019 PSEG Grant Recipients

$100,000 for 34 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Awarded to New Jersey Districts and Schools

On June 4, 2019, $100,000 was awarded through the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program funded by the PSEG Foundation to support integrating sustainability concepts into student learning experiences.

Projects funded include four $10,000 grants and thirty $2,000 grants that provide sustainable solutions to everyday challenges. Projects include a water conservation program at Lower Cape May Regional High School, a community orchard and garden at Avon Avenue Elementary School, a cafeteria trash reduction program at Raritan High School, the refurbishment of the STEM greenhouse at the School of S.T.E.M. at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex’s and much more. Read the press release here.

2019 PSEG SJS Event

$10,000 Awardees

Recipient District County Project
Lower Cape May Regional High School Lower Cape May Regional Cape May Water Champions: The school will use the grant to develop a water conservation program that includes in-class presentations, informational videos, and community outreach on the issues facing the drinking water supply in Cape May County. A 500-gallon cistern will also be installed at the greenhouse as a way to reduce the school’s water foot print. 
Avon Avenue Elementary School Newark Essex Community Orchard and Garden: This project will bring students, local non-profits, and community members together to create and maintain spaces for growing fruits and vegetables while simultaneously providing a hands-on learning experience. Produce grown in the orchard and garden will be distributed amongst school and local community members.
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Middlesex After School Garden Clubs: Will start after-school garden clubs for high school students to support existing outdoor gardens at two campuses: Piscataway and East Brunswick. Will partner will Rutgers Cooperative Extension to install a rain cistern at the East Brunswick campus and educate students on how to garden.
Raritan High School Hazlet Township  Monmouth Reduce the Trash! To help facilitate the change from disposable food trays and reduce the amount of solid waste, tray carts and reusable trays for the existing dishware in the cafeteria will be purchased.
School of S.T.E.M at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex Paterson Passaic STEM Greenhouse: The grant will go towards a cleanup and refurbishment of the school's STEM greenhouse, including the purchase of new equipment and supplies that support instruction in the biology and environmental studies programs.

$2,000 Capacity-Building Grant Awardees

Fernwood Middle School Cape May County Technical High School South Plainfield High School
Pennsylvania Avenue School Middle Township High School Barack Obama Elementary School
William Davies Middle School Washington Township High School Middle Road Elementary School
Mary E. Roberts Elementary School High Bridge Middle School Audrey W. Clark Elementary School
F. W. Holbein Middle School Hunterdon County Polytech Memorial Elementary School
Winslow Township School No. 4 Elementary School Three Bridges Elementary School  Eisenhower Middle School
Winslow Township High School Whitehouse Elementary School Stony Brook Elementary School
Gibbsboro Elementary School Community Park Elementary School Hillview Elementary School
Mark Newbie Elementary School Eldridge Park Elementary School Pequannock Valley Middle School
Oaklyn Public School Lawrence High School Lanoka Harbor Elementary School