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PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies’ Green Teams doing their part for the planet

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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette poses with students from various Green Teams.

Now in its seventh year, the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies’ (PSEG ISS) Green Teams is in full force at Montclair State University. Each summer, students from universities across the country and in various disciplines, descend on campus for the Green Teams program.

This year’s 50 students are divided into 10 teams and paired with host organizations to survey, research, analyze – and ultimately report on – sustainability projects for partner organizations, including Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, PSEG, Weeks Marine, Inc. and the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition Essex Hudson Greenway Project.

This is the greatest group of students we’ve ever had.

PSEG ISS Director Amy Tuininga during this year’s official Green Teams summer program launch on June 2

PSEG ISS supports research and community projects, including climate change in New Jersey, and energy and water studies globally. In its seven years of operation, the PSEG ISS Green Teams Internship Program has had 320 undergraduate students from 68 different universities and almost 120 degree programs go through the program. By the end of this summer, the 64 teams (including 10 from this summer) will have completed over 250 projects for 39 different hosting organizations, many of them repeat customers. The 2022 students hail from 31 universities and represent 45 degree programs.

Read the full article on the University News Center