PSEG Grant to Foster Sustainable Communities

PSEG Grant to Foster Sustainable Communities

PSEG has awarded Montclair State’s PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies a $1 million grant to support research and partnerships to foster a sustainable New Jersey.

The institute supports efforts to better understand how New Jersey can work toward initiatives in sustainability that can help create a resilient model that balances a clean environment with economic growth and social justice.

“This award will help move the PSEG ISS into a key position to better advocate on behalf of sustainability practices,” says College of Science and Mathematics Dean Robert Prezant. “It will also help attract a new director that is a strong senior scientist and a leader in sustainability science.” The three-year grant also supports community environmental outreach programs and expands current institute-funded research projects.

“Climate change is real and will impact all we do in the years ahead,” says Prezant. “One goal of the PSEG ISS is to work with our government, industry, community and academic partners to help promote and create resilient communities that are able to develop plans that allow for environmental health and a sound economy.”