Protecting the Environment, Too
NJM has a history of working to help improve the communities in which we are privileged to serve. As part of that commitment, we support sustainability efforts that help to reduce our environmental footprint. Here are just some of the ways we are working towards achieving this goal.
Our Recycling Stats
In 2022, NJM recycled:
- 750 pounds of batteries
- 139.61 tons of paper, cardboard and aluminum
- 400 toner cartridges
- 10.13 tons of obsolete furniture and other materials
- 120 laptops
- 376 desktop computers
- 305 monitors
- 68 printers
- 1,348 pounds of fluorescent bulbs
We use certified methods for electronic waste disposal, fluorescent lamps and regulated hazardous waste.
Conversion to LED fixtures
Reduced electrical consumption by 175,575 kwH
NJM's "green" initiatives are on display daily in our Hammonton office. It was built with sustainable building features that contribute to greater energy efficiency, enhanced indoor environmental quality, reduced waste, and minimized impact on the natural surroundings. The facility was even designed to collect rainwater from roof drains for irrigation.
In addition, water bottle filling stations at our West Trenton office encourage employees to go green with refillable water bottles, keeping plastic bottles out of landfills.
LEED Silver Certification
When you're internationally recognized for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), as we were for the construction of our Hammonton campus, you know you're making a difference.
NJM preserved nearly two acres of wetlands in 2005 near Gold Run Creek, adjacent to our West Trenton office, for the growth of indigenous plants, vegetation, and a wildlife sanctuary.
WFH and NJ Transit
NJM provides daily shuttles to and from the regional rail station for our West Trenton employees. We also offer work-from-home opportunities.
Corporate Giving Supports Environmental Efforts
Our Corporate Giving efforts include an annual Earth Day community service project and donations to numerous environmentally-friendly organizations including:
- Association of NJ Environmental Commissions
- Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
- D&R Greenway Land Trust
- EarthShare NJ
- Flat Rock Brook Nature Association
- Greater Newark Conservancy
- Hackensack Riverkeeper
- Heritage Conservancy
- Isles, Inc.
- It's a Sign of the Pines
- Jersey Shore Partnership
- Montclair State University Foundation (Sustainability Awards)
- New Jersey Audubon Society
- New Jersey Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership
- NJ SEED
- Rutgers University Foundation (NJ Climate Change Alliance)
- Sustainable Jersey
- Watershed Institute
- Washington Crossing Park Association (NJ & PA)