2014Jersey City Rain Barrel Initiative (1)
Partnering with municipal officials to educate them about the benefits of Green Infrastructure and low tech solutions to funding sustainability. Collaboration across community groups is an opportunity to leverage resources and SJC’s outreach efforts are making a difference.
On Tuesday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m. Sustainable JC will hold the next installment in its Experts Talk series. The topic of the next talk will be “Greener Buildings, Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation for Neighborhoods” and will take place at 121 Newark Ave., Fifth Floor. Tickets for the event are $10 per person. The special guest speaker will be architect Jorge Mastropietro, who designed two sustainable residential developments on Bright Street. RSVP required to attend the event, which will be limited to 25 guests. To RSVP, visit http://sustainablejc.eventbrite.com/. For more information regarding this event, visit
Art Project Proposals Sought for Art Eat-Up Fundraising Dinner
Pro Arts is currently seeking proposals for the dinner. Proposals for work in all visual art media will be considered, but each candidate must demonstrate the feasibility of their project, indicate how they will use the grant and pledge to document the progress of their project as it is executed.
In conjunction with Sustainable JC (SJC), Pro Arts is also looking for eco-art installations that engage the community, get local businesses to invest, celebrates existing community assets and also benefits the environment in some way. SJC says possible venues for these installations include the upcoming Five Corners EcoVillage District, local schools or a local park. For complete details on the call for eco-art, click here or contact SJC’s Debra Italiano.
SJC collaborator Chef Dan Rothman of NJ Foodshed Alliance and colleagues prepared 200 meals at the St. Paul’s Community Kitchen for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Local residents including St. Lucy’s Shelter clients were served.
Putting JC on the Green Map.
February 12, 2012. Adriana Rambay Fernandez, Hudsonreporter.com
Sustainable Jersey City Introduces Sustainability Charter.
April 23, 2012. Matt Hunger, Jerseycityindependent.com
Your local park may feed you someday.
April 10, 2011. Kate Rounds, Hudsonreporter.com
Turning your trash into soil.
November 13, 2011. Adriana Rambay Fernandez, Jerseycityindependent.com
Permaculture Learning Garden Provides a Model for ‘Green’ Flood Mitigation and Water Filtration in Washington Park.
November 28, 2011. Matt Hunger, Jerseycityindependent.com