Community gardens where there used to be vacant lots, legislation that regulates greenhouse gas emissions, and more energy efficient power companies. Three groups of college students have dedicated their summer to bringing these visions to life in Newark.
The Montclair State University PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies has just wrapped up their 2020 Green Teams program.
Six teams of five students from universities across the tri-state area have been tasked with solving sustainability related issues for organizations in New Jersey. They worked full-time hours throughout the summer and received support from the Montclair PSEG ISS, both in terms of financial compensation as well as seminars and tutorials for the skills they needed to accomplish their goals.