NJ's First Lady Visits Delran

First Lady Murphy Sees Delran School's Sustainability Work

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June 20, 2019

First Lady, Tammy Murphy, stopped by Delran Schools, Millbridge Elementary School and Delran High School, to understand how New Jersey students are working on real world issues for increasing sustainability practices (people, planet and prosperity). Through the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program, 600 students in the Delran School District actively participate in initiatives in their schools and community.

The First Lady chose Delran Township Schools as one of her first stops, due to the strong program the schools started in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. All four schools are Bronze certified through Sustainable Jersey for Schools, and have earned over $40,000 in grants through the NJEA, NJ Department of Health and PSE&G.

The First Lady Visits Millbridge Elementary School

Mr. Flamini & Ms. Wallis Share Their 2nd Grade Class with the First Lady and Guests

Millbridge Elementary School students designed and built a community, including levees to ward off storm water, in their fictional community. Complete with plumbing needs, streets and access ways, the students educated the adults with their configuration of the Imagination Playground tools.

The First Lady Visits Delran High School

The DHS Greenhouse and Back to Eden Garden Space are Full of Sustainability Learning

The Back to Eden Garden will be complete by the Fall of 2020, thanks to a Sustainable Jersey for Schools $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Education Association.
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#GoGreenNJ Campaign

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are launching #GoGreenNJ, a social media campaign to promote simple tips that New Jerseyans can do at home to help protect the environment and reduce the impacts of climate change.

The First Lady will promote weekly environmental protection tips on issues such as conserving water, saving energy, and recycling to encourage others to preserve our natural resources.

“Everyone can do their part to help move New Jersey forward on a path to clean energy and sustainability,” said First Lady Murphy. “This new campaign is designed to remind the public that everything we do, from the actions we take in our homes and offices to the highest levels of government, can have a positive and significant impact on the health of our families, communities, and the environment. We owe it not only to ourselves, but to the next generation as well.”

“The First Lady’s commitment to protecting our environment is unwavering,” said Catherine R. McCabe, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection. “The #GoGreenNJ campaign is a great way to remind everyone of the very simple things they can do each day that will go a long way in reducing the harmful impacts of climate change and improving New Jersey’s quality of life.”

With a combined 120,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook between the First Lady and the DEP, the campaign’s messages are likely to go a long way in encouraging New Jerseyans to think differently about environmental protection.

Improving and enhancing New Jersey’s environment is one of First Lady Murphy’s key policy initiatives, with a focus on reducing the impacts of climate change. She is the secretary and a charter member of former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Action Fund and has worked with many think tanks and organizations on issues such as the environment, health care, education, family services, the arts, and trans-Atlantic relations.

We look forward to hosting the Governor and First Lady this fall, as the Delran Innovation & Fabrication Lab opens to students and the community.

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