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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+)

Green Infrastructure Part 2 - The Embankment & The Bergen Arches - March Meeting

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE HAS CHANGED TO THE BARROW MANSION, JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM CITY HALL ! Please REGISTER here for this free event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-infrastructure-part-2-the-embankment-the-bergen-arches-march-monthly-meeting-tickets-56067688967 At our February Monthly Meeting we presented about Green Infrastructure options for Jersey City and urged the public to become more engaged with the SewerFreeNJ.org statewide campaign to make your voices heard about upcoming choices we have about using GI to help remediate stormwater management issues. We also presented the opportunity to focus on JC’s Tree Canopy and the changes that are needed to both protect existing Trees and to also work with SJC and other community orgs to grow our JC Tree Canopy. This month we are looking at visions for large scale GI corridors in Jersey City, i.e.., The Embankment and the Bergen Arches. SJC is very excited to welcome Stephen Gucciardo & Maureen Crowley from The Embankment Preservation Coalition who will present ‘CrossRoads” and Vincent Marcetto & Chris Lamm from the new Journal Square Community Association who will present “Open the Arches”. “ ‘Crossroads,’ an Embankment Preservation Coalition initiative to build out a Hudson County trail system that would connect the Harsimus Branch Embankment with major long-distance and local trails - existing, planned, and proposed. The Hudson County system would connect, via the East Coast Greenway, the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, the Harsimus Branch Embankment, and trails running through the Bergen Arches, including the Ice & Iron Trail from Montclair and The September 11th National Memorial Trail from New York City's World Trade Center site through Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to Washington, D.C. The system would interconnect the Morris Canal Greenway and such local trails as the Hackensack River Walk and the Mill Creek Trail, running from the 2nd Street light rail station in Hoboken to Enos Jones Park in Jersey City and, eventually, to Liberty State Park.” “Open the Arches is a Journal Square Community Association initiative to open the Bergen Arches as a Highline-style park. In the 62 years since the last train rumbled through the Bergen Arches, and despite numerous studies to evaluate the land’s worth as a transportation corridor, the property has been neglected and all but forgotten. As a result, nature has transformed the once busy railway into a tranquil urban woodland. Opening this area to the public is a rare opportunity to create much needed green space in Journal Square. This presentation will cover the history of the Bergen Arches, current conditions, and build a case for why now is the time to open the Bergen Arches to the people." Speaker Bios here https://bit.ly/2Gg0akg

SJC Certificate Program In Urban Sustainability - Spring 2019

Hudson County Community College

2019 Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability! REGISTER HERE https://bit.ly/2GzWb1x What - 30 hours of training from community and industry practicioners on various topics central to sustainability and resiliency planning; provides thoughtful opportunities for impactful change to shift both personal and work life. Where - Hudson County Community College, Library Building, Room # tba closer to the event date; short walk from the Jrnl Sq PATH When - 10 Consecutive Mon Evenings March 18th - May 20th; 6:30-9:30pm Price - $75 Community Partner Rate; College Students Attend For Free "The Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability looks like a great opportunity for current and emerging environmental professionals, project managers, and concerned citizens to develop their sustainability skill set. The proposed program has a great mix of sustainability concepts and management / implementation techniques. The instructors are excellent and offer expertise from diverse backgrounds. I strongly encourage this program and have circulated it to the other members of the Jersey City Environmental Commission." - Gerry Nicolls / Past Chair, Jersey City Environmental Commission 5 Course Tracks - 2 Sessions Each (6 hours for each topic) - Overview of Sustainabilty / Resiliency / Systems Thinking - Green Infrastructure (Citizen Led GI & Developer Perspectives on GI) - Energy Efficiency (Residential & Commercial EE Opportunities) - Waste Streams (Eco Ambassador Training for both Materials & Organics) - Permaculture (New Economic Development & Resiliency Planning Models) Full details available below - 2019 SJC Certificate Program Spring Prospectus https://bit.ly/2DtqZxw 2019 Instructor Profiles https://bit.ly/2DtZFPR 2019 Session Descriptions https://bit.ly/2MX5TMF More on Sustainable JC here https://bit.ly/2MWrHb0

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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 !

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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 (756)

SJC Monthly Meeting - Green Infrastructure in Jersey City

The Barrow Mansion

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