Eco-Ambassador Program

Become champions of waste prevention, recycling, and diversion

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
— Jane Goodall

What is the Eco-Ambassador Program?


The objective of The Eco-Ambassador program is to empower and educate the Jersey City community about topics that include resource recovery, resiliency, and how to support waste prevention and diversion.

As part of Sustainable JC’s MARCH 2019 CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN URBAN SUSTAINABILITY, we will be launching the SJC Eco-Ambassador Program for Jersey City!


Resource recovery is using wastes as an input material to create valuable products as new outputs. The aim is to reduce the amount of waste generated, therefore reducing the need for landfill space and also extracting maximum value from waste. Waste diversion or landfill diversion is the process of diverting waste from landfills.

Be an advocate for a Zero Waste future and take this upcoming opportunity to participate in one of the training programs we are offering. Find out more about the March 2019 Certificate Program Waste Streams Track: Eco-Ambassador Program Training here!  

This new Waste Streams Track is the official launch of the SJC Eco-Ambassador Program and we are very excited about it ! We will be hosting another Eco-Ambassador Program Training separate from the Certificate Program in Urban Sustainabilty in April during Earth Day Month 2019 so stay tuned for that announcement.

Our goal is to bring together a cohort of people that will work together for one year to reduce their waste footprints and share their knowledge with friends and neighbors.

Eco-Ambassadors learn how to:

  • Implement materials recycling (including plastics) and food scrap collection programs for themselves, for their buildings and for their neighborhood

  • How to benchmark their own and participant group waste streams and measure progress over time to be able to report success stories

  • How to conduct outreach and perform visual waste audits

  • How to help keep their neighbors engaged and increase diversion practices in their community