Clean Energy Future: A Forum on Opportunities for New Jersey

Action Together New Jersey and Jersey Renews are pleased to present Clean Energy Future, a Forum on Opportunities for New Jersey

On Nov. 14 at the UFCW Hall 464A in Little Falls, NJ, Action Together New Jersey and Jersey Renews cohosted “Clean Energy Future: A Forum on Opportunities in New Jersey.”

This forum featured experts in sustainability, renewables and environmental conservation discussing the need for climate action, advancements in offshore wind and solar technology, and the potential of new and developing projects for New Jersey. We learned more about energy sourcing and how our state can lead the charge to #ActonClimate.

Our panel included:

    • Dr. Rachael Shwom, Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute
    • Richard Lawton, Executive Director, NJ Sustainable Business Council; Founder, Triple Ethos
    • William O’Hearn, Communications/Outreach Manager, Business Network for Offshore Wind
  • Elliott Ruga, Policy Director, New Jersey Highlands Coalition & two-time Emmy Award winner

Analilia Mejia, the Executive Director of New Jersey Working Families Alliance, moderated the event.

Clean Energy Future was hosted by ATNJ and Jersey Renews, was co-sponsored by our friends at EDF Action, NJ March for Science and the NJ Working Families Alliance, and was supported by BlueWave NJ, Environment NJ, the Coalition for Climate Justice and Clean Water Action NJ.

Our forum was one of 38 events held across the U.S. during the U.N. Climate Conference #COP23 in Bonn, Germany as part of the national #StillIn Day of Action. The #StillIn Day of Action was coordinated by a growing coalition including the Center for American Progress, Organizing for Action, NextGen America,, the League of Conservation Voters, Second Nature, Sierra Club, The Climate Reality Project, Climate Nexus, and more locally, Action Together New Jersey and Jersey Renews, united in our commitment to honor the Paris Agreement.

We encourage everyone to sign the petitions circulated at the event, as follows:

Action Together New Jersey’s #IAmStillIn promise
Jersey Renews’ Climate Action pledge

It was an honor and privilege to work on this collaborative project. We hope you enjoy the event video!