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Sustainable Jersey Small Grant provides electric car for Raritan Township and Hunterdon Medical Center

It was a collaborative effort by all to receive a $10,000 grant for an electric car charging station which will be installed at Hunterdon Medical Center. Pictured above are: Nathan Charron, Environmental Education Coordinator, HART Commuter Information Services, Jennifer Parratt, Grant Writer, Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation, Harold Quinn, Chairman, Raritan Township Green Team, Dr. Oliver Elbert, Deputy Mayor of Raritan Township, Tom Antosiewicz, Committeeman Raritan Township and Green Team Liaison, Robert P. Wise, President and CEO, Hunterdon Healthcare, Christopher Sickels, Executive Vice President, Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation and Community Affairs, Mayor Mike Mangin, Mayor of Raritan Township, Marita Nash, Director, Environmental Services and Linen, Chair of Environmental Stewardship Committee at Hunterdon Medical Center and Violet Kocsis, Chief Human Resources Officer for Hunterdon Healthcare.
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Hunterdon County Democrat By Hunterdon County Democrat

Sustainable Jersey representatives announced that Raritan Township and Hunterdon Medical Center have been awarded a Sustainable Jersey Small Grant. Raritan Township is one of just fifteen municipalities to receive a Sustainable Jersey Small Grant at the $10,000 level. The 2013 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program has been funded by Walmart and is providing $380,000 in grants to local governments for sustainability projects.

The $10,000 grant will help allow Raritan Township and Hunterdon Medical Center, the largest township and employer in Hunterdon County, to jointly purchase and install a 24/7 accessible electric vehicle charging station. This station will be installed at the hospital. As the only hospital in Hunterdon County, Hunterdon Medical Center has a high traffic volume of approximately 1,000 cars daily. Funding from this grant will help fill an existing gap in Hunterdon County which currently only has two electric car charging stations, one at the Nissan dealership in Flemington and the other at Mrs. Riley’s in High Bridge. This project will provide an electric car charging station available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
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