Green Forum
October 17, 2011







Freeholder Polos is joined with Donna Rendeiro from the
Department of Community Affairs and Randy Solomon from
the NJ Sustainable State Institute to unveil the Middlesex
County Sustainability Plan website. This plan is the first of
its kind in the state of New Jersey.



Middlesex High School is awarded first place in winning the CleanPower Choice
Public Service Announcement contest. The students created a 30 second
PSA describing the benefits of clean and renewable energy.


Middlesex County assisted Rossmoor, an all electric adult community, with a
Help Light NJ lighting program and are also working with their Energy Committee,
chaired by Mr. Ken Myers, the municipality of Monroe, and Assemblywoman
Greenstein on legislation that would provide assistance for energy efficiency
initiatives in their development.



NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards

Freeholder H. James Polos, who has spearheaded Middlesex County’s
green technology and sustainability programs, received the New
Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, on behalf of
Middlesex County, at an award ceremony held at Drumthwacket.
The award program was established by the New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection to recognize outstanding performance,
programs and projects in the state. Middlesex County was honored
with the award in the Sustainable & Healthy Communities category
for its commitment to energy efficiency, the implementation of green
technology and developing the states first county sustainability plan.
Picture: left-right Governor James Florio, Freeholder H. James Polos,
Governor Jon S. Corzine, Acting Commissioner NJ-DEP Mark N. Mauriello.



Taiwanese Solar Delegation

Taiwan Clean Energy Ministry came to New Jersey to introduce Taiwanese
companies searching to open clean energy companies in New Jersey.
Freeholder Polos attended to attract those clean energy businesses to
Middlesex County and our Green Economic Development Zones
(GEDZ) to create jobs and new business here in the county.
Picture: left-right C.Y. Wang (Chairman, Chinese International
Economic Cooperation Association), Mr. Wei (US Solargy),
Jung-Chiou Hwang Ph.D. (Vice Minister, Taiwan Ministry of Economic
Affairs), representatives of US Solargy, Freeholder H. James Polos,
Chin-Yao Tsai Ph.D. (CEO, Auria Solar).


The EPA recognizes the Sayreville Center for Lifelong Learning
among nation’s leading green power purchasers. The school, which
has programs tailored towards students with autism or multiple
disabilities, is designed to optimize energy performance, use
only renewable resources, reduce water and energy consumption
and make use of natural resources to achieve greater efficiency.
The Center for Lifelong Learning is in the process of applying for
a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum
rating. Middlesex County assisted the Middlesex Regional
Educational Services Commission (MRESC) with the green concept
and funding for this project.


Woodbridge Township is recognized as the Sustainable Jersey champions in the state and is awarded a grant to build an eco-park.



Education of Seniors on Ways to Go Green

Perth Amboy Senior Center
Dunellen Senior Center   Woodbridge Seniors


Middlesex County Freeholder H. James Polos (left) discusses the emerging “green” economy with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke following a meeting they attended at the White House. Polos was invited by U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg to attend the Clean Energy Economy Forum, held last week, which focused on American competitiveness in the clean energy economy, the opportunities and challenges presented by it and the national debate over the nation’s energy future.


Green Forum
October 8, 2009


Freeholder H. James Polos, NJ-BPU President Fox and NJ-DEP Commissioner Mauriello




President Jeanne Fox from the NJ-Board of Public Utilities and Freeholder H. James Polos perform a mock energy audit at one of the County buildings in North Brunswick.  

Reading Across America event at Dr. Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century School in Perth Amboy. Educated students on different ways to recycle through reading material and recycled products.



The Bartle School in Highland Park receives first Go Green Save Green Challenge certificate

Bartle School Principal Lauren Fraser, Freeholder H. James Polos, Senator Lautenberg Aide Steve Lenox, PSE&G VP Renewable & Energy Solutions Alfredo Z. Matos, NJ BPU Commissioner Joseph Fiordaliso, Americana Hospitality representative Jed Higgerson, and Highland Park Assistant Superintendent Karen Lewis. (left to right)



Freeholder H. James Polos presents $100,000 to Mayor Jun Choi from the Middlesex County Sustainable Economic Growth Improvement Fund


Middlesex County’s First Solar Project
September 19, 2007


The Middlesex County Cooperative Extension Solar Project - Middlesex County’s First Solar Project
Site Plan (Solar Photovoltaic System Site Design for Davidsons Mill Pond Park) - 924k pdf


May 2, 2007 - MCSET Forum
Implementing Green Technology and Sustainability A Local Model Approach

New Jersey State Senator Robert G. Smith, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Committee, Commissioner Christine Bator of the Board of Public Utilities, Middlesex County Freeholder H. James Polos
(left to right)

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