Little Egg Harbor Township and Little Egg Harbor School District are among seven public entities in the state to win free help to improve energy efficiency in their buildings.

Sustainable Jersey is assigning a trained Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow to each to plan and implement energy savings projects. The EDF fellows will begin work in June, according to Sustainable Jersey.

The program is funded by New Jersey Natural Gas. The other five winners are from northern Ocean County and Monmouth County.

Sustainable Jersey reviewed the applications for the program, and will give advice on state programs, as well as ways to earn points toward the Sustainable Jersey certification program.

Sustainable Jersey is a non-profit that provides tools and financial incentives for communities to develop sustainability programs. Currently, 79 percent of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities and 300 school districts are participating. See SustainableJersey.com and SustainableJerseySchools.com. to learn more.

Contact: 609-272-7219 MPost@pressofac.com Twitter @MichelleBPost Facebook.com/EnvironmentSouthJersey

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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