Worth Your While – Community Feedback Requested + Event Updates

The amazing ‘Rutgers Landscape Architecture Students Take On Jersey City!’ summer long exhibition is coming to a close and if you haven’t had a chance to stop by, you have until Thursday to check out these 80+ works on two floors at the Casa Colombo Art Center at 380 Monmouth. More information about the installations – Environmental Resources and Issues: Investigations of Environmental Solutions for Jersey City (Gallery 2) and Building Studies: An Archive of Jersey City Architecture (Gallery 3) – can be found here http://sustainablejc.org/wordpress/event/rutgers-landscape-architecture-students-take-on-jersey-city-local-environmental-groups-sponsor-exhibits-at-casa-colombo/?instance_id=4036. This has been the first time that a key group of JC community orgs collaborated to bring greater awareness about the relationship of environmental issues, cultural heritage and evolving development perspectives together. It is a pivotal time of change for JC stakeholders and together with our colleagues from Rutgers, we hope the exhibition and the associated talks we’ve hosted, will inspire greater input from the public, on behalf of a more sustainable and resilient planning framework for Jersey City. To that end, please respond to Professor Jean Marie Hartman’s request for FEEDBACK about the map series that was created by the Rutgers Student / Faculty Team; these cornerstone documents are an important component of the Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI) work they have substantially begun to forge for Jersey City - your input is greatly appreciated. Please review maps and see the FEEDBACK FORM here -https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6E6A_mCKTpkfmJHZ0RlVEpnUTI2T09NQWh6RjR1bVU2Q25DU2lHN2RPT09ReU5HSmUxNlk&usp=sharing

Lastly, Sustainable JC has invited Dr. Richard Shaw - State Soil Scientist for New Jersey, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, to speak this coming Tuesday evening August 25th, about the urban ecology of Jersey City and opportunities for better understanding of the significant role SOIL plays in our planning decisions and quality of life aspects – these should not be taken for granted.   This will be a fascinating discussion and hope many of you can attend. Details about his talk and link to RSVP (seats are limited !) can be found here “A Soil Scientist’s Perspective of Jersey City” http://sustainablejc.org/wordpress/event/11012/?instance_id=4062 Host venue Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth St., downtown JC, 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Other upcoming events –

  • Closing Reception of the exhibition will be held Thursday evening August 27th, starting at 6:30pm at Casa Colombo – all are welcome and will be a relaxed opportunity to connect with those of like mind.
  • Sustainable JC kicks off our Fall season with our Monthly Meetup on Tuesday evening September 1st at City Hall, Caucus Room #204, 7-9pm. We’ve invited a couple of fabulous guest speakers to talk with us about BEEkeeping / CLIMATE CHANGE / COMMUNITY POLLUTION PREVENTION. Join us if your schedules permit, more details here - http://sustainablejc.org/wordpress/event/sjc-monthly-meeting-eat-meet-talk-2015-3/?instance_id=4075