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Ashwani V
505 Ramapo Valley Road, SSHS
(The entire State of New Jersey)
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the project

A key to resolving our ecological crisis is ensuring that citizens have access to news and information that motivates civic change and facilitates action.

That’s why - with your help - we’re building the New Jersey Sustainability Reporting Hub.

the steps


The New Jersey Sustainability Reporting Hub is a nonprofit media collaborative that focuses attention on our ecosystem through robust reporting by eight multimedia fellows positioned around the state. Timely reports on newsworthy sustainability efforts around New Jersey - in cities and on campuses - will be amplified by dissemination partners including higher education institutions and schools.


The time is now and we must act quickly. Our pivot to environmental sustainability requires deep behavioral changes in the next few years, and we need stories and info that are accurate, constructive, motivating and empowering!  New Jersey has important stories to tell, and amplifying these stories will be critical to accelerating our transition.  


  • CivicStory - an independent 501 c 3 nonprofit news entity -  will provide stipends to support eight multimedia reporting fellows employed by New Jersey newsrooms, who will be chosen from a pool of applicants and will report for a six-month period.  

  • Stories produced by the fellows will be published by the reporter's newsroom and then shared with Hub news affiliates, educational institutions, the NJ News Commons, and a large coalition of nonprofit organizations.

  • Reporting will focus on newsworthy action and initiatives to speed our transition from fossil fuels, and ensure healthy living environments for future generations.

  • Topics will include food choice; waste reduction; net zero energy and home energy conservation; water, soil, and air quality remediation; composting; organic waste management, transportation; purchasing choices; bio-diversity; native plants; green cleaning; natural lawn care; and much more.


The four founding partners are CivicStory (project lead), the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS), and Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE).

Community affiliates include Camden County Municipal Utility Authority, Ironbound Community Corporation, New Jersey Future, NJ Audubon, the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University, Solutions Journalism Network, and Sustainable Jersey, 

CivicStory is the fiduciary lead and manager of the project. 


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why we're doing it

Policies at the local, state and federal levels, are a reflection of choices made by citizens, elected representatives, and key stakeholders. As more citizens become educated on sustainability issues, policies will change to effectively address the depth of our socio-ecological crisis.  Thank you for taking important steps, together, to protect precious resources for future generations!  


The total budget for the First Phase of the Project is $70,000.

Base Funding for the First Two Years is about $300,000.

The purpose of the fundraiser is to secure seed funding to use toward Foundation Grant Applications.


ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $218



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