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.
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
For Immediate Release: March 4, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Trenton – On Thursday the Department of Environmental Protection announced allocations for the first round of VW settlement funding. The funds [...]
Press Release: Transit Equity Rally in Paterson – Workers & Community Members Advocate for Accessible Public Transit Run on Clean, Renewable Energy
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Contact: Doug O’Malley, firstname.lastname@example.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 [...]
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.