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

To sustain and restore a healthy environment for the future, we need news and information that motivates change and faciitates action. That’s why 4 nonprofits - CivicStory, Center for Cooperative Media, Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE), and New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) are creating the New Jersey Sustainability Reporting Hub fellowship program.

the steps


The New Jersey Sustainability Reporting Hub is a statewide media collaborative that will focus attention on our ecosystem through robust reporting by eight multimedia fellows for six months. Their reports on newsworthy sustainability efforts around New Jersey - in municipalities and on campuses - will be amplified by a circle of dissemination partners.


We are raising $7,000 - 10% of the first phase of the project - from the citizens of New Jersey.  Every $5 and $10 counts!  New Jersey has important stories to tell, and amplifying these stories will be critical to our transition to environmental sustainability. 


  • CivicStory - a solutions-based 501 c 3 nonprofit news site - will provide stipends to eight newsrooms employing reporting fellows who will report for a six-month period.  

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

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

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

Nonprofit affiliates include ANJEC (Association of NJ Environmental Commissions), Camden County Municipal Utility Authority (CCMUA), Ironbound Community Corporation, New Jersey Future, NJ Audubon, PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University, Sustainable Jersey, and Sustainable Princeton.   

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!  


Disbursed Budget:

The purpose of the fundraiser is to support the eight sustainability 
reporting fellowships.

TOTAL RAISED = $5,000.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $150.00


Original Budget: 

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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