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
Coalition urges statewide plan to electrify transportation sector, making sure that communities hit hard by pollution are prioritized By Tom Johnson If and when the state gets around to electrifying the transportation sector, it must [...]
On Wednesday, June 26, Jersey Renews released the white paper Transportation Electrification: Keeping an Eye on Equity. The paper is broken down categories of electrification: private vehicles, private fleets, public fleets, and NJ Transit [...]
For Immediate Release: June 3, 2019 Contact: Norah Langweiler, NJ Work Environment Council, 908-303-4546 ext. 302 Murphy Administration Gives Green Lights for VW Settlement & EV Partnership Trenton – The following is a statement from Norah Langweiler, [...]
Electric Vehicles Mean Good Jobs, Cleaner Air, Healthier Children Mean Stronger Paterson According to Mayor Andre Sayegh, GreenFaith Say
PATERSON, NJ - More than 60 elected officials, members of the clergy, and local residents enjoyed bright sunshine as they viewed and learned the benefits of the more than one dozen electric cars, as well [...]
Event Recap: Electric Vehicle Blessing with Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh, GreenFaith, & Jersey Renews
On Wednesday, May 8, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh and Councilman Luis Velez joined Jersey Renews as partners GreenFaith, NJ Work Environment Council, and Environment New Jersey at the Calvary Baptist Church for an electric [...]
By Reed Gusciora and Andre Thomas Creating a healthy and sustainable Trenton requires access to family-sustaining jobs for everyone while ensuring residents have safe, reliable, affordable, and functional transportation options that will get them to [...]
By Barbara Rosen and Debra Coyle McFadden Climate change is the greatest threat to public health of the 21st century, with disproportionate harm borne by the most vulnerable and disadvantaged New Jerseyans among us. Fortunately, [...]
By Rev. Ronald Tuff and Rev. Bryant Ali Breath is life. This simple reality compels us, as African-American faith leaders, to urge our state and local elected officials and business leaders to support the passage [...]
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.