NJ like many states in the US has a growing problem with invasive insects and animals. Invasive species like the Spotted Lantern Fly can be very devastating to crops and hardwood trees. Information about other invasive insects of concern can be found here. Aquatic invasive species can outcompete native species becoming a significant threat. A number of non-native animals can be found in New Jersey.
The NJDEP does have an Invasive Species Council and the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team is actively involved in monitoring invasive species and working to eradicate them.
NJ like many states in the US has a growing problem with invasive plants. When a plant species is introduced to a new environment in which it becomes invasive, it proliferates, spreads and takes over natural habitats. The NJ Invasive Species Strike Team has resources about identifying and eradicating invasive species. Developing a do not plant list for your municipality can help curb the spread of invasives.
A vast array of providers of clean energy are available to communities in NJ. Renewable energy development projects are underway around the world and here in NJ. Find out more about Residential and Commercial NJ Clean Energy Programs here.
Governor Murphy through Executive Order 28, established the goal of setting New Jersey on the path to 100% clean energy by 2050. Building upon that goal, in 2019, Executive Order #92 effectively raised New Jersey’s offshore wind goal from 3,500 megawatts by 2030 to 7,500 megawatts by 2035. Offshore Wind projects will deliver the clean, renewable energy generation needed to meet the State’s goals of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 and a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050. More information about Offshore Wind projects can be found here.
A vast array of providers of clean energy are available to communities in NJ. Renewable energy development projects are underway around the world and here in NJ. Find out more about renewable energy projects in NJ here. The NJ Energy Master Plan calls for 100% clean energy by 2050.
ANJEC offers scholarships for trainings and the Environmental Congress, contact ANJEC for details. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANJEC also awards a small scholarship every other year to a student entering their junior or senior year who attends a NJ University and majors in a field relating to environmental protection. The most recent Lechner Scholarship was awarded in 2022.