Camden's sustainability efforts spotlighted at summit

By Community Bulletin/

CAMDEN -- On June 14, the Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI) hosted the 2017 Camden Environmental Summit at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Presented by New Jersey American Water, the fifth annual Summit, formerly known as the Camden SMART Forum, attracted more than 200 environmental leaders, advocates and stakeholders representing community-based, public, private and non-profit organizations at the local, state, regional and national levels.

Subaru of America Announces Commitment to Camden via New 'Subaru Camden Works' Community Initiative

Camden Schools Foundation, Center for Family Services, Habitat for Humanity, Hopeworks 'N Camden, and Respond Inc. Named as Program Beneficiaries

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. is proud to announce a major new support initiative to help Camden, NJ residents. Entitled 'Subaru Camden Works,' the initiative is part of Subaru's Love Promise charitable platform which supports local communities across the U.S.

Annual Camden Environmental Summit Held Wednesday

By SNJ-Today-Staff/SNJ-Today/June-14-2017


It was all about going green in Camden as the city held its annual environmental summit.

On Wednesday, June 14th, the Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI) hosted the 5th annual Camden Environmental Summit at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

The event, formerly known as the Camden Smart Forum welcomed more than 200 local environmental leaders and stakeholders to share the best practices used in environmental leadership.

Community campaign offers Camden residents connections to events, programming

By Louis Bolling/Huffington-Post/June 6 2017

The 2017 Connect the Lots campaign is in full swing. An initiative of the City of Camden, New Jersey and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, a non-profit corporation dedicated to planning and implementing high-quality urban redevelopment projects, Connect the Lotsengages residents by creating safe hubs of activity and quality programming in city public spaces and corridors.

From prison to park: Camden's Cooper's Poynt opens

By Phaedra Trethan/Courier-Post/June 5 2017

CAMDEN - Bryan Morton will soon be 46, old enough to remember picking blackberries as a child along the Delaware River in North Camden. 

"But then we were disconnected from the river," when Riverfront State Prison was constructed in 1985, he recalled.

"It was taken away" from the residents of North Camden, cutting them off from the river and creating what he called a "mentally oppressive" environment without an open, green space away to escape the rough city streets.

Demolition Project Clears Camden Sites

By Jim Walsh/Courier-Post/June 2 2017


Pastor Willie Anderson saw a prayer answered Friday.

A demolition crew began tearing down a longtime eyesore near the pastor’s Sword of the Spirit Christian Center, clearing the way for a potential redevelopment project in the Gateway neighborhood.

“This is good,” the pastor said as an excavator chewed away at a former medical center on the 1200 block of Kaighns Avenue.

Camden Receives Funding to Redevelop Brownfields

By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ Today/May 31 2017

CAMDEN, N.J. - The City of Camden has received funding to clean up contaminated properties within its borders.

New Jersey State Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Norcross, and Camden Mayor Dana Redd announced on Wednesday, May 31st, that the Environmental Protection Agency is awarding Camden with $750,000 to assess, clean, and redevelop Brownfields.

Officials say the investment is just another positive step in helping communities in Camden continue to thrive.

Cream of the crop: Camden students get 50K to expand urban farming

By Bill Duhart/ 22 2017

CAMDEN -- Students at a charter school in Camden received a firsthand lesson Monday on how a green thumb can lead to a greener city.

The LEAP Academy University Charter School received a $50,000 check from State Farm Insurance to expand an urban farming initiative designed to grow crops in planters on street corners near the school in downtown Camden.

Campbell's to Bring Largest Solar Project in Camden

By SNJ Today Staff/SNJ Today/ May 18 2017

On Wednesday, May 17th, the Campbell's Soup Company announced plans to make its world headquarters in Camden green.

The company partnered with BNB Renewable Energy, Sun Power Corporation, and PSE&G to install a new 4.4-megawatt solar array project at its Camden location.

The plan calls to install rooftop and carport solar systems to existing structures, add new parking-lot solar canopies, and create a solar-panel farm in the adjacent empty field.


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