What we're about

Sustainable JC is a collaborative network of civic minded community groups and individuals who are committed to making Jersey City a more sustainable place to live and work. We are an advocacy organization focused on sustainability education and action planning. We implement innovative neighborhood demonstration projects, that positively impact the quality of our lives now and into the future.

Upcoming events (5+)

Mother Earth Festival

Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

Please stop by our table at Mother Earth Festival to learn how to make reusable bags from old t-shirts. We’ll have all you need to make your bags as long as you BYOT (bring your own T). Learn a new method for creating your own bags while also up-cycling old textiles (unfortunately one of the hardest materials to recycle!). Read more about Textile Recycling here. This event is about two months before the city’s bag ban. Read more about the bag ban here:http://www.jcmakeitgreen.org/bag-ban/ Making a bag should only take about 5 minutes! Don’t miss an opportunity to pet a goat while you’re here :)

Eco-Ambassador Training Session - Plastics & Materials Recycling

Tired of all the plastic bags and other discardable stuff that comes into your household each day ? Ever heard the term ‘single-use’ or understand what’s happening with microplastics found in our food supply? Know about what’s happening with garbage in the world and how that will effect our lives and those of future generations ? What about the do’s and don’ts of recycling in Jersey City ? While it can sound like a BIG problem you can’t do much about, you can actually do more than you think ! What about learning what options you have to REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE, and then spreading the word about what you learned to friends, family and neighbors We call that becoming an Eco-Ambassador and SJC invites you to become one :-) REGISTER on Evenbrite here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eco-ambassador-training-session-plastics-materials-recycling-tickets-58680108785 Key elements of this Eco-Ambassador Training for Plastics & Materials Recycling will be to provide you with knowledge about the 1) identification of the different types of plastics and how to avoid and recycle them; 2) general and simple ways to reduce the throughput of materials; 3) strategies to increase recycling participation and compliance, even for hard-to-recycle items; 4) shared knowledge about materials that have the highest ‘carbon footprint’. This knowledge = talking points and approaches to sharing this information with friends, family and neighbors. See where we’re going with this ? After this 3-hour training course, Eco-Ambassadors sign a Pledge to participate in a start-up audit of your waste footprint and then over the next year devote 12 hours (1 hour per month) to speaking with friends, family and neighbors about how they too can reduce the amount of material waste they generate. We need to start reducing the tremendous toll GARBAGE is having on the environment, one household at a time ! Eco-Ambassadors will be given a tool kit of information, tips, and talking points to allow them to effectively communicate what they learn. In addition to reducing their own plastics and materials waste footprints, the most impact will be the personal experiences the Ambassadors share with those they interact with to spread the need for behavior change across a wider group of people. For more information about SJC's Eco-Ambassador Program please visit Sustainable JC's website - https://www.sustainablejc.org/eco-ambassador-program

Tree Mapping Meetup

Exchange Place

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tree-mapping-meetup-tickets-58913524939?aff=ebdssbdestsearch This event is one more step forward towards our ultimate goal of capturing the location, species, and condition of all the trees in Jersey City, one neighborhood at a time. This will help the City of Jersey City care for the trees we already have, and identify new sites for more green infrastructure, like rain gardens / bioswales, and more trees. We are hosting this tree mapping session at Exchange Place where we are still lacking tree data. Details of the game plan to come once folks register. We're very excited to partner with Exchange Place Alliance for this event! We’ll be meeting at the Exchange Place Path station. If you would like to join us: 1. RSVP on EventBrite! 2. Register for Open Tree Map 3. Download the Open Tree Map app to your smartphone on iTunes or Google Play 4. Download either the Leafsnap (iOS) or the Virginia Tech Tree ID (android) tree identification app to your smartphone 5. Bring a measuring tape and blank notebook paper (to help identify leaves) if you have one! Any questions, please email [masked]

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Stay Tuned For This Month's Topic ! And if you have not taken our Welcom Survey or Signed-on to SJC's Charter please do so here - Welcome Survey - https://bit.ly/1XSrns2 SJC Charter - https://bit.ly/2BxWqaa Thanks !

Past events (761)

Hudson County Climate Town Hall

Jersey City Hall

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