PSEG and Montclair State Partnership Accelerates Sustainability Solutions

In a collaborative partnership, Montclair State University and PSEG are helping move New Jersey toward its ambitious energy goals, accelerating education and solutions for clean energy and a greener, sustainable world.

With support for sustainability initiatives from the PSEG Foundation to the University dating back to 2009, the most recent $425,000 grant addresses 2050 climate and energy initiatives through the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies (PSEG ISS) and the Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center (CESAC) at Montclair State University. The work focuses on increasing sustainability in communities across the state – and enabling undergraduate and graduate students to expand and apply their STEM skills as they prepare for science-related careers.

“PSEG and the PSEG Foundation are proud of our longstanding partnership with Montclair State University,” said PSEG Chief Operating Officer Ralph LaRossa, who also serves on the University’s board of trustees. “Our association with Montclair State University is an exceptional example of a public-private partnership that works to benefit New Jersey and the communities we both serve.”

“Montclair State University’s partnership with PSEG is the perfect example of how we can work together to serve the public and solve the most vexing problems we face in society. Students are able to gain invaluable hands-on learning experiences and play an important role crafting sustainability solutions for the future; we are thrilled to empower them to be the difference makers in the world,” said Montclair State University President Jonathan Koppell.

“The PSEG Foundation values our partnership with Montclair State University and we’re incredibly proud of the collective impact that PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies, the Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center and the Green Teams program have on the diverse communities we serve,” PSEG Foundation President Calvin Ledford said. “Through the collaboration of multi-sector partnerships, we aim to support complex local problem-solving that addresses climate change and positions young people to be innovative in their research to help improve lives.”

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