SJI Celebrates Earth Day with Groundbreaking Event, Community Service and Education Initiatives

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FOLSOM, NJ, April 19, 2024 – In celebration of Earth Day, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas, two subsidiaries of SJI, provided resources and supported local efforts through a series of initiatives. Employees broke ground on a food waste-to-renewable natural gas project, hosted a tree-planting event, and attended various cleanup events.

SJI and Partners Host Ceremonial Groundbreaking on Linden Renewable Energy Project
On April 16, SJI, in partnership with Captona and RNG Energy Solutions, was proud to break ground on its new Linden Renewable Energy project, one of the largest food waste-to-renewable natural gas facilities in the United States. The project provides additional environmental advantages, offering New York City, Northern New Jersey, and the broader metro region an opportunity to manage their organic waste streams to comply with state and local food waste regulations that require organic waste to be diverted from landfills. It has a target completion date of Q4 2025.

Photo of the groundbreaking

Employees Celebrate Earth Day in the Community  
SJI’s Green Team continued its mission of empowering employees to support and create a sustainable environment in local communities by hosting a planting event, “Go Plant It – It’s Your Earth Day,” on April 17 at the company’s Folsom, Atlantic City and Green Lane locations.

The Elizabethtown Gas Energy Assistance Team will be providing valuable utility assistance information to the community at this year’s Earth Day celebration in Woodbridge, NJ, on April 20 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

On April 27, the Green Team will volunteer at Stockton University’s 3rd Annual Community Day Cleanup to help beautify the streets and beach in Atlantic City.


South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas Tips for Energy Savings
As a trusted community partner, we look for ways to involve customers in our efforts to protect the environment and sustain our natural resources for a cleaner energy future.

“SJI actively supports New Jersey's clean energy goals,” said Maureen Minkel, Senior Director of Marketing & Energy Efficiency, SJI. “One notable initiative is Conserve, a program designed to empower customers with energy efficiency resources and tips. Through the Conserve website for South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas, customers can access a comprehensive portfolio of energy-saving programs and tools aimed at reducing energy consumption, saving money, and minimizing environmental impact.”

Here are ways to keep cool while reducing energy costs and usage this season:
  • Turn off fans when rooms are not in use and close shades to keep the house cool.
  • Choose natural lighting during the day whenever possible, or consider solar lighting for the outdoor patio or front yard.
  • Unplug chargers, devices and appliances when not in use.
  • Set a smart thermostat and keep the house warmer than normal when you are away and lower the thermostat setting when you return home and need cooling.

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About SJI

South Jersey Industries (SJI), an energy infrastructure holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries:  SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Renewable Energy Ventures.  SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 725,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries. SJI Renewable Energy Ventures, a non-utility subsidiary of SJI, specializes in the ownership, development, construction, and operation of diverse renewable energy projects. These projects include the development of solar, fuel cell, and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) sourced from a variety of feedstocks including dairy manure, landfill gas, and organic food waste. With a robust portfolio and pipeline of future projects, SJI Renewable Energy Ventures is positioned to be a national leader in advancing sustainable energy solutions. Visit for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.

About South Jersey Gas

South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to more than 400,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. For more information, visit

About Elizabethtown Gas

Elizabethtown Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (SJI), delivers safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to over 300,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in parts of Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Mercer counties. For nine years in a row, Elizabethtown Gas has ranked highest in customer satisfaction for residential gas service among east midsize utilities by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit

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