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UCS: Former RGGI Chair Urges Gov. Christie To Reconsider Withdrawl

The former chairman of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has written a letter to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie urging him to reconsider his plan to withdraw the state from the emissions-reduction program. Ken Kimmell, now the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, chaired RGGI during his tenure as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

The full letter is pasted below and is also available on Kimmell’s blog.

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The Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti Embarking in Major Health Project in Haiti

The Foundation of Hope and Health in Haiti (FHHH) is pleased to announce it has received a $300,000.00 grant through the generous sponsorship of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF). The goal of this grant is to address the overwhelming need for basic healthcare in the poorest areas of Haiti. These funds will support the Foundation’s project of decreasing infant and maternal mortality and improving children’s health in the communities of Ile a Vache and Carries (Arcahaie), and will allow us to increase and intensify our civic and medical efforts in these areas.
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Nina Stack President of Council of NJ Grantmakers is Rotary Club’s Distinguished Speaker


At a recent meeting of the Sunset Rotary Club members were pleased to have Nina Stack as their distinguished speaker. She is seen  here being greeted by club President and long time Ridgewood resident, Tom Shea.

 

Ms Stack explained to members the work that she does as president of the Council of NJ Grant Makers (CNJG). The organization exists to strengthen and promote effective philanthropy throughout New Jersey and is the leading resource for networking and information for New Jersey’s philanthropic community. CNJG provides representatives of all types of grantmaking organizations with access to valuable services and meaningful activities to advance their work. CNJG was created based on the principle that philanthropy is more effective when grantmakers have the opportunity for communication, information exchange and continuing education. Learn more at: www.CNJG.org

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MaxLite’s New FlatMAX LED Panels: A Cutting-Edge Solution For Ceiling Installations

 MaxLite introduces FlatMAX, a new generation of LED edge lit panels that deliver superior efficacy in a sleek package.

Designed to replace fluorescent fixtures in drop ceilings, MaxLite’s FlatMAX panels feature a slim installation depth for a flush fit and long-life LEDs that deliver a high lumen output and uniform light. The panels are fully dimmable and compatible with building controls, motion sensors, timers, and daylight harvesting systems. They are available in three sizes: a 36-watt 1’x4’, and 45-watt 2’x2’ and 2’x4.’

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Expiration of West Coast Ports Contract Brings Surge in Imports

 With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the country at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
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Rep. Pascrell Calls for Robust Transportation Funding

Cites New Jersey’s aging infrastructure as need for long-term solution

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, called for more robust transportation funding ahead of tomorrow’s Ways and Means markup of a $10.5 billion, eight-month transportation funding extension.  The proposal, which was released this afternoon, would push the debate over road and transit spending into the next Congress.

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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to Debut Modern, Customized Patient Gowns


-New Design Offers More Comfort, Dignity and Privacy for Patients-

(Englewood, NJ, July 8, 2014) - Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) is launching newly customized hospital gowns, designed to enhance patient comfort and dignity. EHMC collaborated with a clinical focus group and a leading manufacturer and marketer of healthcare apparel and textiles.
 

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Hunter Douglas Receives Product of the Year Award


Window Fashions Leader Captures Top Prize and Much More ~

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., July 8, 2014 – For the 19th consecutive year, Hunter Douglas has won more awards than any other company in the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Product Awards, the benchmark of industry excellence.  This year the window fashions leader once again outdid itself, capturing 30 honors out of the 56 conferred and earning the coveted Product of the Year for the 14th year.

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Missouri Corn Growers Pushing For More Ethanol at the Fuel Pump


BoatUS: Consumers Asked to Pay for an Ethanol-At-All-Cost Agenda

 Are wise consumers of gasoline being pushed to use a fuel that doesn’t work in their boats, lawn equipment, and other small engines?  A June 24 statement from the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) blames current high gasoline prices on volatile markets and calls for more ethanol at the gas pump to lower gas prices. However, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says that smart consumers have learned that corn-based ethanol has not lived up to its expectations as America’s green fuel and that higher ethanol blends – those being encouraged by the MCGA – are incompatible with outboard boat motors, generators, lawn mowers, motorcycles, and so many other engines. 

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Rep. Pascrell Fights for Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

Renewing charter will boost job creation, protect American manufacturing

CLIFTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) was joined by New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Bracken at DriTac Flooring Products, Inc., a manufacturing facility in Clifton, to outline legislation that will reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), whose charter is set to expire in September. DriTac received assistance from the Ex-Im Bank, which provides U.S. businesses with the financing they need to sell their goods all over the world and create jobs here at home.

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