The Trustees and staff of The Fund for New Jersey honor the legacy of longtime Trustee Edward (Ed) Lloyd, Esq., who passed away August 5, 2023. We offer condolences to Ed’s family, including his wife, Janine Bauer, and two children, Alexander and Abigail.
In 2004, Ed joined The Fund for New Jersey’s Board of Trustees, where his knowledge and passion for environmental issues impacting New Jersey strengthened The Fund’s commitment to shaping public policy. He directed The Fund’s Crossroads New Jersey policy report on Climate and Environment, served on the Finance Commitee, and was a leader in its move to mission-aligned investments.
Ed was a leading expert in environmental legal issues and citizen suit litigation. He was the Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor in Environmental Law at Columbia Law School and a member of the faculty of the Columbia University Earth Institute. He directed the Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia Law School, and from 1985-2000 served as the founding director of the Rutgers University Law School Environmental Law Clinic. Prior to his time at Rutgers, Ed worked at the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, serving as staff attorney and executive director, and he continued to serve as its general counsel. In addition, Ed founded the Eastern Environmental Law Center, a Newark-based, public-interest environmental law firm focused on advocacy and environmental conservation, and he continued to serve as its board chair.
Ed was a powerful advocate for safeguarding and protecting natural resources. Since 2002 he served on the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, an independent state agency tasked with safeguarding the Pinelands National Reserve. He testified before the U.S. Senate and House commitees on environmental enforcement. He has received numerous awards including the Maureen Ogden Award from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), the Sierra Club Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award, the NY/NJ Baykeeper Award, New Jersey Work Environment Council Award, the Environmental Stewardship Award from EarthShare New Jersey, the Environmental Legacy Award, New Jersey Environmental Lobby, and the National PIRG Alumni Award. He earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
We at The Fund are grateful for the time we had with Ed and for the opportunity to work with and learn from him. Ed was an exceptional advocate for environmental issues in New Jersey. We will miss him terribly.
Richard W. Roper and Kiki Jamieson