Scroll down to learn more about the various projects we've worked on.
There is a lot of opportunity for Solar installations in Jersey City. On rooftops big and small, parking lots, empty lots, sides of skyscrapers. Right now there are almost 100 buildings with solar panels in Jersey City, but that's less than 1% of what is possible - and it can be a profitable return on investment !
A primary focus of this project will be to educate Neighborhood Associations and other community stakeholders about the opportunities for Green Buildings across Jersey City - Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Universities / Colleges, Schools and Hospitals. There are emerging models for this right now in Jersey City and many more across the Region that we can all learn from. Check out what the US Green Building Council / NYC Chapter published just before the last Mayoral election across the Hudson - why can't we pick up this roadmap for Jersey City ?
Green Infrastructure / Trees, Rain Gardens & More Green Roofs
TREES, are a cornerstone strategy toward implementing more Green Infrastructure (GI) in Jersey City. Alongside RAIN GARDENS, BIOSWALES & GREEN ROOFS & GREEN WALLS (MOSS!), Trees provide multiple environmental benefits, including a lower cost option toward defending against negative climate change impacts. A long-term, integrated, citywide GI Implementation Plan, would be transformational for our growing river city - here are some of the ways SJC is connecting our other project initiatives and involving the community in this important conversation.
The objective of the SJC Composting Team is to create awareness around reducing food waste and to promote composting at home, at schools, other public institutions and commercial food establishments. We support education and coordination between community gardens and residents so that gardens, parks and other green spaces can become beneficiaries of healthy soil amendments created by recycling food waste by our community. Want to get involved? Contact us to discuss opportunities for participation. We hope that a network of community gardens & parks emerges to help in recycling neighborhood food scraps !!
GOOD FOOD NOW!
SJC's Good Food Now! initiative is a Jersey City food systems networking and education project to help existing and planned urban farming efforts, community gardening projects, farmers markets, CSAs, and healthy wholesale, retail and cooperative food enterprises find synergies to work with one another toward improving access to local and healthy foods across ALL Wards of Jersey City.
CSC – Community Sustainability Curriculum
Sustainable JC would like to see a learning community evolve that includes the school district, municipal employees and other community stakeholders participating together - on both planning and implementing projects which impact the future sustainability of Jersey City neighborhoods. By prioritizing community and professional education, and collaborating with an array of education partners, we feel that we are doing our part to bring a more informed public to that effort. Our emphasis on Innovative Demonstration Projects and advocacy for a citywide Sustainability Task Force, that includes representative voices across all Wards of the City, is intended to further that effort.