#ElectrifyNJ 2019-02-07T09:48:16+00:00

#ElectrifyNJ

Nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in New Jersey come from the transportation sector.

Light-duty vehicles, like the standard family car, are the dominant source of emissions. However, mid-and heavy-duty vehicles drive at low speeds, all day spewing toxic air pollution into our communities and atmosphere. #ElectrifyNJ is a subset of Jersey Renews partners focusing on climate mitigation through electrification of public transportation.

Partners

New Jersey Work Environment Council fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

An alliance of 70 labor, community, & environmental organization working together for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. WEC links workers, communities, and environmentalists through training, technical assistance, grassroots organizing, and public policy campaigns to promote dialogue, collaboration, and joint action.

GreenFaith fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

GreenFaith is an interfaith coalition for the environment that works with houses of worship, religious schools, and people of all faiths to help them become better environmental stewards.

We believe in addressing environmental issues holistically, and are committed to being a one-stop shop for the resources and tools religious institutions need to engage environmental issues and become religious-environmental leaders.

Environment New Jersey fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

Environment New Jersey is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. Environment New Jersey protects the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment.

Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.

Clean Water Action New Jersey fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

Tri-State Transportation Campaign fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

Tri-State Transportation Campaign fights for an equitable, safe, multi-modal transportation network that provides options and supports the economies of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Tri-State Transportation Campaign has four main priorities: fixing our commutes, meeting our climate goals, stopping traffic deaths, and making transportation fair.

Isles, Inc. fights climate change in New Jersey by joining Jersey Renews' ElectrifyNJ

Founded in 1981, Isles, Inc. is a community development and environmental organization based in Trenton, New Jersey. With a mission to foster self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities, we design and develop effective services that support this mission and share what we learn with others who can make a difference.

Electrification alone isn’t enough.

A just transition to renewable energy requires that we uphold worker and civil rights. This means that everyone should have the right and access to free (or at least affordable) public transportation run on clean, renewable energy regardless of age, race, or class. It also includes supporting the rights of workers to organize in the sectors that will build, operate and maintain public transportation infrastructure, as well as provide the services.

Press & Events

602, 2019

Transit Equity Day 2019 Recap

February 6th, 2019|0 Comments

On Monday, February 4 Jersey Renews partnered with the Amalgamated Transit Union for the second year to celebrate Transit Equity Day. Together with Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh and allies like NJ Work Environment Council, Tri-State [...]

402, 2019

Press Release: Transit Equity Rally in Paterson – Workers & Community Members Advocate for Accessible Public Transit Run on Clean, Renewable Energy

February 4th, 2019|0 Comments

For Immediate Release: Feb 4, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Paterson, NJ – Several dozen people gathered at City Hall on Monday, February 4 to show support for the electrification of [...]

1611, 2018

Drive Electric Month Recap

November 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Throughout October, which we have dubbed “Drive Electric Month,” Jersey Renews and partners hosted ride and drives across the state for elected officials and residents and an electric vehicle blessing in Paterson for faith leaders [...]

1910, 2018

Press Release: Electric Bus Report Bolsters Call to Electrify NJ Transit Bus Fleet Statewide Coalition Advocates for Transit Electrification, Transparency, and Fewer Emissions at Energy Master Plan Hearing

October 19th, 2018|0 Comments

For Immediate Release: October 10, 2018 Contact: Doug O’Malley, Environment New Jersey, (609) 392-5151 Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, (609) 214-5110 Electric Bus Report Bolsters Call to Electrify NJ Transit Bus Fleet Statewide Coalition [...]

1109, 2018

Press Release: On Eve of Global Climate Summit, Jersey Renews Joins Other State Leaders To Call for Electrification of State Transit Bus Fleets To Fight Air Pollution & Climate Change

September 11th, 2018|0 Comments

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Contact: Doug O’Malley, domalley@environmentnewjersey.org, Cell: 917-449-6812 On Eve of Global Climate Summit, Jersey Renews Joins Other State Leaders To Call for Electrification of State Transit Bus Fleets [...]

308, 2018

Trump Administration Pushing for Clean Car Rollbacks, Stunting State’s Ability to Enforce Stricter Regulations

August 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

This week, the Trump administration has begun efforts to rollback Clean Car Standards and reduce the agency of states to create their own, more intensive regulations for vehicle emissions like the California Clean Cars Program, [...]

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