Sustainable JC hosts a large number of workshops, talks and fun events that create awareness about various topics and educate the community – everyone is welcome. Many of these educational outreach activities fall into one of our three primary CSC tracks –
- Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle
- Built Environment Energy Efficiency Opportunities & Water Conservation
- Urban Food Systems
Most often, these activities relate to the Projects we are working on or Campaigns we are running. For example, our Greener Buildings / Green Infrastructure advocacy work and SJC’s Rain Gardens +ART Campaign,represent two approaches we take to educating the community about the need for policy change in Jersey City, and we often address these topics at our events.
We also hold our SJC Monthly Meetings, which are held on the first Tuesday evening of every month from 7pm – 9pm at City Hall, Council Caucus Room #204. These EAT, MEET, TALK programs provide opportunity to network over delicious local fare, listen to relevant Community Org / Expert Presentations and be included in discussion about SJC Business / Project activities. All are welcome and is a great way to plug-in to the sustainability movement in Jersey City.
2014 Monthly Meeting Calendar Below -
Sustainable JC also hosts a monthly social and business networking event for the community called SJC Green Drinks +ART. This event takes place every 3rd Thursday evening of the month from 7 – 9pm or so . . . Come check out our outdoor patio party for Summer, indoor Jazz / Acoustical Lounge Vibe for Winter. Great food, music, spoken word and other artistic talent is braided together with community info-sharing, sustainable lifestyle demos and marketplace updates.
Photos of past events.
2014 SJC GD +ART Calendar Below -
Summer 2014 GD +ART @ St. Paul’s in the Emerging Five Corners Eco District
Overlooking the Bergen Arches, this is a fabulous location with parking ! Come checkout the P.E.A.C.E. Garden, whose harvest contributes to The Sharing Place Food Pantry (also onsite) and the newly installed RAIN GARDEN. St. Paul’s is a great sustainability demonstration site, also implementing a commercial solar array on the community hall out back – Bravo !
Upcoming details about all of SJC events will be posted on the Home page of our website, our Fan Page, Linkedin and are Tweeted; also feel free to join our Meetup and Facebook communities to stay in touch.
Details for ongoing event series will be updated each month, closer to the event date.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – MONTHLY MEETING FIRST TUES EVENINGS CONTINUE STARTING IN FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY TOPICS – 2 Great Discussions Planned ! More details to follow.
1) GETTING THE WORD OUT – Amping up SJC’s Communications Campaign !
2) PASSIVE Building Design – What is this and Who is doing this in Jersey City ?
As we move into 2015, Sustainable JC will be working with Neighborhood Leadership Organizations to develop plans, projects and funding opportunities for sustainability initiatives they want to take on.
We will also continue our commitment to provide educational opportunities to the community via our CSC initiative; you can visit that page below and check our 2015 Certificate Program In Urban Sustainability – starts February 23rd – CEUs available – Early Bird Registration ends Tues Feb 3rd!
Suggested food donation $5.00
Special Thanks To RAZZA Pizza Artigianale’s Sustainable Table Menu !
If you are interested to join one of SJC’s Working Groups, these monthly meetings are the place to jump in – this is a BIG agenda and more hands on deck are needed !
Our planning activities also include deepening our educational outreach in such areas as Green Infrastructure, Recycling Food Waste and launching more innovative demonstration projects for Jersey City. We are very excited about the support we can provide to neighborhood initiatives through our project funding platform with charitable donations partner ioby.org and SJC is looking for more folks to join our ranks to make this happen.
If you are interested in getting more involved please take our Welcome Survey - is very quick and will also put you into our system so you can receive all of our notifications.
These EAT, MEET, TALK programs provide opportunity to network over delicious local fare, listen to relevant Community Org / Expert Presentations and be included in discussion about SJC Business / Project activities. All are welcome and is a great way to plug-in to the sustainability movement in Jersey City.
7pm – EAT and network with other like-minded folks interested in a greener, cleaner Jersey City.
7:30pm – MEET with JC Community Leaders, Municipal Officials and Field Professionals about VARIOUS Sustainability Topics important to Jersey City stakeholders; opportunity to get educated !
8:30pm – TALK with SJC Committee and Project Leaders for updates on our activities and learn how you can plug-in as a volunteer and / or gain our support for initiatives in your neighborhood..
Please note our 2015 SJC Green Drinks +ART events will now be held quarterly – venues TBA, stay tuned !
COLLABORATION STARTS HERE !
Thank you JCEC for your endorsement ! While the US Green Building Council & Eco Schools USA have announced CEUs for the program, SJC really appreciates opportunity to announce your support ~
“The Certificate Program entitled Urban Sustainability for Jersey City 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 / Chair, Jersey City Environmental Commission
The Sustainable Jersey City Collaborative Network is pleased to present this Certification Program in Urban Sustainability, offered in partnership with Ramapo College and The Cloud Institute, with new modules by Eco-Schools USA and Green Path NJ.
Workshop Series, Starting February 23rd, 2015 – 8 Consecutive Monday Evenings
Fast track series of 8 workshops / 3 hours each, that introduce participants to the Principles and Practices of Urban Sustainability, cumulatively linked to a Certificate in Urban Sustainability For Jersey City. AND WOW! 24 CEUs For Professionals Completing Tracks A or B are Available From Eco-Schools USA or USGBC.
Time: Mondays from 6:30 – 9:30 PM (8 consecutive Monday Eves, start Feb 23rd 2015 – ends April 13th / 20th 2015**)
PART ONE to be held at Hudson County Community College, a short walk from the Journal Square PATH station and PART TWO to be held at Indiegrove Coworking, a short walk from the Grove Street PATH station.
Cost: $175 (early bird registration ends Tues Feb 3rd 2015) / $225 (regular registration)
~ Community Partner rates available; limited number of barter scholarships ~
- Are you drawn to the ideas of sustainability, but unsure how best to go about doing it effectively, on an everyday basis?
- Or, are you already doing things that move your community toward sustainability, but are looking for a framework to help sync your efforts with what others are doing?
- Perhaps you are a teacher or community educator, interested in sharing what you have learned to help students, colleagues, and other community stakeholders to think about sustainability in a coherent and articulate way.
- Or, if migrating your career toward the emerging green marketplace is of interest to you, then perhaps understanding more about the built environment and how the Leadership In Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) performance standard for buildings is being applied, can offer you a professional growth opportunity.
This course will give you a foundation in urban sustainability, which you can immediately apply in Your Community, while furthering your knowledge in the sustainability arena and satisfying Continuing Education Requirements.
More details available here -