Events

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 -

  1. Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle
  2. Built Environment Energy Efficiency Opportunities & Water Conservation
  3. 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 -

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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 -

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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.

September 2014 – May 2015

Sep
18
Thu
SJC Green Drinks +ART Outdoors In Five Corners Eco District!!
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SJC Green Drinks +ART Outdoors In Five Corners Eco District!! @ St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Five Corners is a short walk from Journal Square PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

We’re devoting this event to raising awareness about the PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH happening on Sunday Sept. 21st in NYC.  Community Organizers Welcome To Get Up And Talk About Your Efforts  – this is one of the most important events of the year !!   More about that below and now for TONITE’S PROGRAM -

ENTERTAINMENT   . . .

~ Live Music by Bronx-based Funk band
Dragonfly 13 ~

http://www.reverbnation.com/dragonfly13

$5 suggested donation at the door for the musicians

Spoken Word by Rashad Wright & Friends ~

Music Curator: Sorana Tarmu http://www.queenofbohemiaproductions.com
Spoken Word Curator: Robert Mangomo

~ OPEN MIC – Community Organizers & Spoken Word Artists and Pick-up Musicians ~

FABULOUS FARE . . .

~ Brooklyn Naturals Cafe – Yes, they’ve now taken their show on the road ! Fresh juice, smoothies and shakes – http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/brooklyn-naturals-cafe-new-york#u2mjW_Pf_SHw_zpw2hZKWQ~

~ The Taco Truck – Did you know they are a GREEN restaurant operation ?  http://www.thetacotruck.com/sustainability-how ~

~ BYOB Allowed ~

ECO – INFO TABLES / GUESTS . . .

~ RECYCLE FOOD WASTE WITH BOKASHI ~
Shig available to answer your questions, STARTER ($5) and STARTER KITS ($15) available for sale !

~ WE BUILD BIKES ~

https://www.facebook.com/webuildbikes

Test new bikes and tune-up your bike with. WBB will offer a mini tune-up (check the brake cables and pads, check and grease the chain, other minor adjustments) for $15 AND we will have bikes for sale !

Come kick back with like minded folks, with opportunity to visit the fabulous P.E.A.C.E. Garden, see the new Rain Garden we’ve installed, check-out their new Solar Array and learn more about The Sharing Place, NJ’s largest food pantry operation also located at this site – is evolving to be quite the sustainability demonstration site for Jersey City !

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH & JERSEY CITY - http://sustainablejc.org/wordpress/ai1ec_event/peoples-climate-march/?instance_id=3083

Sep
21
Sun
People’s Climate March
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
People's Climate March @ Grove Street PATH Station | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

This is an invitation to change everything and SJC is beating a drum !

Calling all individuals and groups who would like to gather with us at GROVE ST. PATH STATION morning of the PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH at 9:30am; we will head over to NYC together leaving on the PATH at 10:30am to make it up to Columbus Circle on Upper Westside where the PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH will commence at 12noon! 

More details here – http://peoplesclimatemarch.org/

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history.

Together, we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone.

More about the Climate Change Summit happening at the UN here -
In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a historic summit on climate change  http://www.un.org/climatechange/climate-summit-2014/

More on Climate Change Week NYC 2014 here – http://www.climateweeknyc.org/

If you miss us at GROVE STREET PATH, meetup location in NYC is -

Columbus Circle, Upper Westside of NYC

ABCD1 trains to 59th St.
Traffic Circle, Columbus Circle 59th St.
New York, NY
Directions – https://www.google.com/maps/preview?f=q&hl=en&q=ABCD1+trains+to+59th+St.,+New+York,+NY,+10019,+us

We will be dedicating our SJC Green Drinks +ART event Thurs eve Sept 18th to rally JC stakeholders for the following week’s activities – join us outdoors at St. Paul’s overlooking the Bergen Arches for mini-rally that will connect us all before meeting up at the GROVE ST PATH morning of Sunday Sept. 21st.  Music, Food & Drinks, Info Tables & YOU !!  AND OPEN MIC FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ORGANIZERS – JOIN US IF YOU CAN :-)

Sept. 18th SJC Green Drinks +ART event details -
http://sustainablejc.org/wordpress/ai1ec_event/sjc-green-drinks-art-outdoors-in-five-corners-eco-district/

Oct
7
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~ @ City Hall - Caucus Room 204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

SJC is digging in this Fall with a Greener Buildings education agenda, starting with our September 2nd Monthly Meeting.  We’re partnering quite a bit to offer opportunities for both residents and trade professionals to understand the enormous environmental and health benefits (Quality Of Life) and frankly, the cost savings and returns on investments available to individuals, businesses and the City of Jersey City, if we all move in this direction.  We are also forming a Working Group to look at opportunities to modernize our building code and propose new policies where gaps exist.

If your schedule permits, come learn more about energy efficiency strategies for your own home or commercial building, and about ways you can plug into this Working Group – please RSVP so we make sure we have enough RAZZA to go around !  That’s the EAT part.

September Monthly Meeting -

~ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN PROJECTS YOU CAN DO

FOR YOUR HOME OR BUILDING ~

~ Special Guests – Elaine Hanson, Mark Smith, Tiina Ruhlandt Medel ~

Elaine, Mark and Tiina are your neighbors and have gone through the painstaking process of creating amazing results with energy efficient designs and techniques at their respective homes, in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette and Ward E / Paulus Hook & Hamilton Park; all are very old buildings with some common challenges.

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel - President and Partner of EIMC LLC, an independent marine surveying and adjusting firm headquartered in Jersey City; Tiina is also Board Secretary of the Educational Arts Team, and lives in WARD E / Hamilton Parks

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel converted her drafty 1880’s brick row house to an Energy Star Certified home in 2011. The Medel family completely gutted their 4 story row house in the Hamilton Park neighborhood – sealed, insulated, installed radiant floor heat and ductless split ac. Now the downstairs apartment can keep the heat at 64 degrees and be completely comfortable.

Tina Energy Start IMG_1849

 

 

 

Mark Smith – Filmmaker, Founder: o7Films, Inc., lives in Ward E / Paulus Hook

When Mark Smith moved with his family downtown 20 years ago and purchased his old brownstone, he began a years-long process and journey (1991 – 2013) with three things in mind – to reduce the energy consumption of his building, to make it more comfortable to live in year round, and reduce the cost of the energy portion of his monthly expenses, all at the same time.  Here’s his project -

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

Elaine Hansen, Artist / Founder Yoga Shunya, lives in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette

When Elaine Hansen started to think about buying a derelict ironworks in 2000, she knew she could only afford to live in the brick shell with an energy efficient renovation. Chris Benedict, a NYC architect with a green reputation, checked out the building and estimated an energy efficient reno could be done with a yoga teacher’s modest loan – on the condition that Elaine & friends did a lot of the work. Eight years later, a lot of caulk, insulation, and sweat, the lofts were finished -  3500 sf commercial ironworks renovated into live/work lofts.  Here’s photo of her radiant ceiling heating system -
loft1c Elaine Hansen

 

 

 

SJC Business – FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION to our August Monthly Meeting (see highlights below), including opportunities to participate on Project Teams, Committees & new Working Groups.

SJC Business Discussion – August Monthly Meeting Summary :

  • SJC is aligning our Greener Buildings, Green Infrastructure, Solar / Alternative Clean Energy Project Teams and digging in with some work streams this Summer that will support -
  • the emerging Five Corners Eco District neighborhood revitalization model we are designing,
  • changes we seek to the Jersey City Building Code, and
  • assessment of current green ordinances and policies currently on the books for Jersey City – this is an opportunity to present useful checklists and policy / ordinance proposals, to City Council and other officials to help move JC forward.
  • New collaboration with Open JC on a Jersey City Trees Urban Forestry Project.
    • Tree Mapping initiative in 3 neighborhoods
    • Community education / stewardship initiative

If you are interested to join these working groups, please let us know !

Our planning activities also include deepening our educational outreach activities in such areas as 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.  Let us know if you would like to be involved in these areas !

If you have any grant writing experience please indicate that on our Welcome Survey, which we ask everyone who wants to volunteer with us to take; is very quick and will also put you into our system so you can receive all of our notifications.

Please attend our September meeting if you are interested to work with us on these and other activities; we will present an overview of those at the meeting.

AND

Please RSVP here to help us organize attendance and food !

Suggested food donation $5.00

Special Thanks To RAZZA Pizza Artigianale and their Sustainable Table Menu !!

** Important to RSVP please so we have enough food for everyone. (yum!)

———————————————————————————————————-

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.

Standing Agenda:

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 !

8pm – 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..

————————————————————————————————

AUGUST SJC GD +ART EVENT CANCELLED – TOO MANY PEOPLE ON VACATION !!  SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 18TH  – WE’LL BE BEATING A DRUM FOR UPCOMING CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2014 & THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SUNDAY SEPT 21ST – HOPE YOU’LL BE JOINING US.

Our Summer SJC Green Drinks +ART events will be held at St. Paul’s outdoors, overlooking the Bergen Arches, out back by the lovely PEACE Garden – stay tuned for entertainment details ! This is our monthly social event that takes place every 3rd Thursday evening, 6:30-ish til 9pm-ish.

 

Nov
4
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~ @ City Hall - Caucus Room 204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

SJC is digging in this Fall with a Greener Buildings education agenda, starting with our September 2nd Monthly Meeting.  We’re partnering quite a bit to offer opportunities for both residents and trade professionals to understand the enormous environmental and health benefits (Quality Of Life) and frankly, the cost savings and returns on investments available to individuals, businesses and the City of Jersey City, if we all move in this direction.  We are also forming a Working Group to look at opportunities to modernize our building code and propose new policies where gaps exist.

If your schedule permits, come learn more about energy efficiency strategies for your own home or commercial building, and about ways you can plug into this Working Group – please RSVP so we make sure we have enough RAZZA to go around !  That’s the EAT part.

September Monthly Meeting -

~ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN PROJECTS YOU CAN DO

FOR YOUR HOME OR BUILDING ~

~ Special Guests – Elaine Hanson, Mark Smith, Tiina Ruhlandt Medel ~

Elaine, Mark and Tiina are your neighbors and have gone through the painstaking process of creating amazing results with energy efficient designs and techniques at their respective homes, in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette and Ward E / Paulus Hook & Hamilton Park; all are very old buildings with some common challenges.

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel - President and Partner of EIMC LLC, an independent marine surveying and adjusting firm headquartered in Jersey City; Tiina is also Board Secretary of the Educational Arts Team, and lives in WARD E / Hamilton Parks

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel converted her drafty 1880’s brick row house to an Energy Star Certified home in 2011. The Medel family completely gutted their 4 story row house in the Hamilton Park neighborhood – sealed, insulated, installed radiant floor heat and ductless split ac. Now the downstairs apartment can keep the heat at 64 degrees and be completely comfortable.

Tina Energy Start IMG_1849

 

 

 

Mark Smith – Filmmaker, Founder: o7Films, Inc., lives in Ward E / Paulus Hook

When Mark Smith moved with his family downtown 20 years ago and purchased his old brownstone, he began a years-long process and journey (1991 – 2013) with three things in mind – to reduce the energy consumption of his building, to make it more comfortable to live in year round, and reduce the cost of the energy portion of his monthly expenses, all at the same time.  Here’s his project -

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

Elaine Hansen, Artist / Founder Yoga Shunya, lives in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette

When Elaine Hansen started to think about buying a derelict ironworks in 2000, she knew she could only afford to live in the brick shell with an energy efficient renovation. Chris Benedict, a NYC architect with a green reputation, checked out the building and estimated an energy efficient reno could be done with a yoga teacher’s modest loan – on the condition that Elaine & friends did a lot of the work. Eight years later, a lot of caulk, insulation, and sweat, the lofts were finished -  3500 sf commercial ironworks renovated into live/work lofts.  Here’s photo of her radiant ceiling heating system -
loft1c Elaine Hansen

 

 

 

SJC Business – FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION to our August Monthly Meeting (see highlights below), including opportunities to participate on Project Teams, Committees & new Working Groups.

SJC Business Discussion – August Monthly Meeting Summary :

  • SJC is aligning our Greener Buildings, Green Infrastructure, Solar / Alternative Clean Energy Project Teams and digging in with some work streams this Summer that will support -
  • the emerging Five Corners Eco District neighborhood revitalization model we are designing,
  • changes we seek to the Jersey City Building Code, and
  • assessment of current green ordinances and policies currently on the books for Jersey City – this is an opportunity to present useful checklists and policy / ordinance proposals, to City Council and other officials to help move JC forward.
  • New collaboration with Open JC on a Jersey City Trees Urban Forestry Project.
    • Tree Mapping initiative in 3 neighborhoods
    • Community education / stewardship initiative

If you are interested to join these working groups, please let us know !

Our planning activities also include deepening our educational outreach activities in such areas as 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.  Let us know if you would like to be involved in these areas !

If you have any grant writing experience please indicate that on our Welcome Survey, which we ask everyone who wants to volunteer with us to take; is very quick and will also put you into our system so you can receive all of our notifications.

Please attend our September meeting if you are interested to work with us on these and other activities; we will present an overview of those at the meeting.

AND

Please RSVP here to help us organize attendance and food !

Suggested food donation $5.00

Special Thanks To RAZZA Pizza Artigianale and their Sustainable Table Menu !!

** Important to RSVP please so we have enough food for everyone. (yum!)

———————————————————————————————————-

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.

Standing Agenda:

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 !

8pm – 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..

————————————————————————————————

AUGUST SJC GD +ART EVENT CANCELLED – TOO MANY PEOPLE ON VACATION !!  SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 18TH  – WE’LL BE BEATING A DRUM FOR UPCOMING CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2014 & THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SUNDAY SEPT 21ST – HOPE YOU’LL BE JOINING US.

Our Summer SJC Green Drinks +ART events will be held at St. Paul’s outdoors, overlooking the Bergen Arches, out back by the lovely PEACE Garden – stay tuned for entertainment details ! This is our monthly social event that takes place every 3rd Thursday evening, 6:30-ish til 9pm-ish.

 

Dec
2
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~ @ City Hall - Caucus Room 204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

SJC is digging in this Fall with a Greener Buildings education agenda, starting with our September 2nd Monthly Meeting.  We’re partnering quite a bit to offer opportunities for both residents and trade professionals to understand the enormous environmental and health benefits (Quality Of Life) and frankly, the cost savings and returns on investments available to individuals, businesses and the City of Jersey City, if we all move in this direction.  We are also forming a Working Group to look at opportunities to modernize our building code and propose new policies where gaps exist.

If your schedule permits, come learn more about energy efficiency strategies for your own home or commercial building, and about ways you can plug into this Working Group – please RSVP so we make sure we have enough RAZZA to go around !  That’s the EAT part.

September Monthly Meeting -

~ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN PROJECTS YOU CAN DO

FOR YOUR HOME OR BUILDING ~

~ Special Guests – Elaine Hanson, Mark Smith, Tiina Ruhlandt Medel ~

Elaine, Mark and Tiina are your neighbors and have gone through the painstaking process of creating amazing results with energy efficient designs and techniques at their respective homes, in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette and Ward E / Paulus Hook & Hamilton Park; all are very old buildings with some common challenges.

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel - President and Partner of EIMC LLC, an independent marine surveying and adjusting firm headquartered in Jersey City; Tiina is also Board Secretary of the Educational Arts Team, and lives in WARD E / Hamilton Parks

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel converted her drafty 1880’s brick row house to an Energy Star Certified home in 2011. The Medel family completely gutted their 4 story row house in the Hamilton Park neighborhood – sealed, insulated, installed radiant floor heat and ductless split ac. Now the downstairs apartment can keep the heat at 64 degrees and be completely comfortable.

Tina Energy Start IMG_1849

 

 

 

Mark Smith – Filmmaker, Founder: o7Films, Inc., lives in Ward E / Paulus Hook

When Mark Smith moved with his family downtown 20 years ago and purchased his old brownstone, he began a years-long process and journey (1991 – 2013) with three things in mind – to reduce the energy consumption of his building, to make it more comfortable to live in year round, and reduce the cost of the energy portion of his monthly expenses, all at the same time.  Here’s his project -

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

Elaine Hansen, Artist / Founder Yoga Shunya, lives in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette

When Elaine Hansen started to think about buying a derelict ironworks in 2000, she knew she could only afford to live in the brick shell with an energy efficient renovation. Chris Benedict, a NYC architect with a green reputation, checked out the building and estimated an energy efficient reno could be done with a yoga teacher’s modest loan – on the condition that Elaine & friends did a lot of the work. Eight years later, a lot of caulk, insulation, and sweat, the lofts were finished -  3500 sf commercial ironworks renovated into live/work lofts.  Here’s photo of her radiant ceiling heating system -
loft1c Elaine Hansen

 

 

 

SJC Business – FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION to our August Monthly Meeting (see highlights below), including opportunities to participate on Project Teams, Committees & new Working Groups.

SJC Business Discussion – August Monthly Meeting Summary :

  • SJC is aligning our Greener Buildings, Green Infrastructure, Solar / Alternative Clean Energy Project Teams and digging in with some work streams this Summer that will support -
  • the emerging Five Corners Eco District neighborhood revitalization model we are designing,
  • changes we seek to the Jersey City Building Code, and
  • assessment of current green ordinances and policies currently on the books for Jersey City – this is an opportunity to present useful checklists and policy / ordinance proposals, to City Council and other officials to help move JC forward.
  • New collaboration with Open JC on a Jersey City Trees Urban Forestry Project.
    • Tree Mapping initiative in 3 neighborhoods
    • Community education / stewardship initiative

If you are interested to join these working groups, please let us know !

Our planning activities also include deepening our educational outreach activities in such areas as 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.  Let us know if you would like to be involved in these areas !

If you have any grant writing experience please indicate that on our Welcome Survey, which we ask everyone who wants to volunteer with us to take; is very quick and will also put you into our system so you can receive all of our notifications.

Please attend our September meeting if you are interested to work with us on these and other activities; we will present an overview of those at the meeting.

AND

Please RSVP here to help us organize attendance and food !

Suggested food donation $5.00

Special Thanks To RAZZA Pizza Artigianale and their Sustainable Table Menu !!

** Important to RSVP please so we have enough food for everyone. (yum!)

———————————————————————————————————-

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.

Standing Agenda:

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 !

8pm – 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..

————————————————————————————————

AUGUST SJC GD +ART EVENT CANCELLED – TOO MANY PEOPLE ON VACATION !!  SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 18TH  – WE’LL BE BEATING A DRUM FOR UPCOMING CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2014 & THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SUNDAY SEPT 21ST – HOPE YOU’LL BE JOINING US.

Our Summer SJC Green Drinks +ART events will be held at St. Paul’s outdoors, overlooking the Bergen Arches, out back by the lovely PEACE Garden – stay tuned for entertainment details ! This is our monthly social event that takes place every 3rd Thursday evening, 6:30-ish til 9pm-ish.

 

Jan
6
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~ @ City Hall - Caucus Room 204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

SJC is digging in this Fall with a Greener Buildings education agenda, starting with our September 2nd Monthly Meeting.  We’re partnering quite a bit to offer opportunities for both residents and trade professionals to understand the enormous environmental and health benefits (Quality Of Life) and frankly, the cost savings and returns on investments available to individuals, businesses and the City of Jersey City, if we all move in this direction.  We are also forming a Working Group to look at opportunities to modernize our building code and propose new policies where gaps exist.

If your schedule permits, come learn more about energy efficiency strategies for your own home or commercial building, and about ways you can plug into this Working Group – please RSVP so we make sure we have enough RAZZA to go around !  That’s the EAT part.

September Monthly Meeting -

~ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN PROJECTS YOU CAN DO

FOR YOUR HOME OR BUILDING ~

~ Special Guests – Elaine Hanson, Mark Smith, Tiina Ruhlandt Medel ~

Elaine, Mark and Tiina are your neighbors and have gone through the painstaking process of creating amazing results with energy efficient designs and techniques at their respective homes, in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette and Ward E / Paulus Hook & Hamilton Park; all are very old buildings with some common challenges.

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel - President and Partner of EIMC LLC, an independent marine surveying and adjusting firm headquartered in Jersey City; Tiina is also Board Secretary of the Educational Arts Team, and lives in WARD E / Hamilton Parks

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel converted her drafty 1880’s brick row house to an Energy Star Certified home in 2011. The Medel family completely gutted their 4 story row house in the Hamilton Park neighborhood – sealed, insulated, installed radiant floor heat and ductless split ac. Now the downstairs apartment can keep the heat at 64 degrees and be completely comfortable.

Tina Energy Start IMG_1849

 

 

 

Mark Smith – Filmmaker, Founder: o7Films, Inc., lives in Ward E / Paulus Hook

When Mark Smith moved with his family downtown 20 years ago and purchased his old brownstone, he began a years-long process and journey (1991 – 2013) with three things in mind – to reduce the energy consumption of his building, to make it more comfortable to live in year round, and reduce the cost of the energy portion of his monthly expenses, all at the same time.  Here’s his project -

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

Elaine Hansen, Artist / Founder Yoga Shunya, lives in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette

When Elaine Hansen started to think about buying a derelict ironworks in 2000, she knew she could only afford to live in the brick shell with an energy efficient renovation. Chris Benedict, a NYC architect with a green reputation, checked out the building and estimated an energy efficient reno could be done with a yoga teacher’s modest loan – on the condition that Elaine & friends did a lot of the work. Eight years later, a lot of caulk, insulation, and sweat, the lofts were finished -  3500 sf commercial ironworks renovated into live/work lofts.  Here’s photo of her radiant ceiling heating system -
loft1c Elaine Hansen

 

 

 

SJC Business – FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION to our August Monthly Meeting (see highlights below), including opportunities to participate on Project Teams, Committees & new Working Groups.

SJC Business Discussion – August Monthly Meeting Summary :

  • SJC is aligning our Greener Buildings, Green Infrastructure, Solar / Alternative Clean Energy Project Teams and digging in with some work streams this Summer that will support -
  • the emerging Five Corners Eco District neighborhood revitalization model we are designing,
  • changes we seek to the Jersey City Building Code, and
  • assessment of current green ordinances and policies currently on the books for Jersey City – this is an opportunity to present useful checklists and policy / ordinance proposals, to City Council and other officials to help move JC forward.
  • New collaboration with Open JC on a Jersey City Trees Urban Forestry Project.
    • Tree Mapping initiative in 3 neighborhoods
    • Community education / stewardship initiative

If you are interested to join these working groups, please let us know !

Our planning activities also include deepening our educational outreach activities in such areas as 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.  Let us know if you would like to be involved in these areas !

If you have any grant writing experience please indicate that on our Welcome Survey, which we ask everyone who wants to volunteer with us to take; is very quick and will also put you into our system so you can receive all of our notifications.

Please attend our September meeting if you are interested to work with us on these and other activities; we will present an overview of those at the meeting.

AND

Please RSVP here to help us organize attendance and food !

Suggested food donation $5.00

Special Thanks To RAZZA Pizza Artigianale and their Sustainable Table Menu !!

** Important to RSVP please so we have enough food for everyone. (yum!)

———————————————————————————————————-

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.

Standing Agenda:

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 !

8pm – 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..

————————————————————————————————

AUGUST SJC GD +ART EVENT CANCELLED – TOO MANY PEOPLE ON VACATION !!  SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 18TH  – WE’LL BE BEATING A DRUM FOR UPCOMING CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2014 & THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SUNDAY SEPT 21ST – HOPE YOU’LL BE JOINING US.

Our Summer SJC Green Drinks +ART events will be held at St. Paul’s outdoors, overlooking the Bergen Arches, out back by the lovely PEACE Garden – stay tuned for entertainment details ! This is our monthly social event that takes place every 3rd Thursday evening, 6:30-ish til 9pm-ish.

 

Feb
3
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~ @ City Hall - Caucus Room 204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

SJC is digging in this Fall with a Greener Buildings education agenda, starting with our September 2nd Monthly Meeting.  We’re partnering quite a bit to offer opportunities for both residents and trade professionals to understand the enormous environmental and health benefits (Quality Of Life) and frankly, the cost savings and returns on investments available to individuals, businesses and the City of Jersey City, if we all move in this direction.  We are also forming a Working Group to look at opportunities to modernize our building code and propose new policies where gaps exist.

If your schedule permits, come learn more about energy efficiency strategies for your own home or commercial building, and about ways you can plug into this Working Group – please RSVP so we make sure we have enough RAZZA to go around !  That’s the EAT part.

September Monthly Meeting -

~ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN PROJECTS YOU CAN DO

FOR YOUR HOME OR BUILDING ~

~ Special Guests – Elaine Hanson, Mark Smith, Tiina Ruhlandt Medel ~

Elaine, Mark and Tiina are your neighbors and have gone through the painstaking process of creating amazing results with energy efficient designs and techniques at their respective homes, in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette and Ward E / Paulus Hook & Hamilton Park; all are very old buildings with some common challenges.

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel - President and Partner of EIMC LLC, an independent marine surveying and adjusting firm headquartered in Jersey City; Tiina is also Board Secretary of the Educational Arts Team, and lives in WARD E / Hamilton Parks

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel converted her drafty 1880’s brick row house to an Energy Star Certified home in 2011. The Medel family completely gutted their 4 story row house in the Hamilton Park neighborhood – sealed, insulated, installed radiant floor heat and ductless split ac. Now the downstairs apartment can keep the heat at 64 degrees and be completely comfortable.

Tina Energy Start IMG_1849

 

 

 

Mark Smith – Filmmaker, Founder: o7Films, Inc., lives in Ward E / Paulus Hook

When Mark Smith moved with his family downtown 20 years ago and purchased his old brownstone, he began a years-long process and journey (1991 – 2013) with three things in mind – to reduce the energy consumption of his building, to make it more comfortable to live in year round, and reduce the cost of the energy portion of his monthly expenses, all at the same time.  Here’s his project -

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

Elaine Hansen, Artist / Founder Yoga Shunya, lives in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette

When Elaine Hansen started to think about buying a derelict ironworks in 2000, she knew she could only afford to live in the brick shell with an energy efficient renovation. Chris Benedict, a NYC architect with a green reputation, checked out the building and estimated an energy efficient reno could be done with a yoga teacher’s modest loan – on the condition that Elaine & friends did a lot of the work. Eight years later, a lot of caulk, insulation, and sweat, the lofts were finished -  3500 sf commercial ironworks renovated into live/work lofts.  Here’s photo of her radiant ceiling heating system -
loft1c Elaine Hansen

 

 

 

SJC Business – FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION to our August Monthly Meeting (see highlights below), including opportunities to participate on Project Teams, Committees & new Working Groups.

SJC Business Discussion – August Monthly Meeting Summary :

  • SJC is aligning our Greener Buildings, Green Infrastructure, Solar / Alternative Clean Energy Project Teams and digging in with some work streams this Summer that will support -
  • the emerging Five Corners Eco District neighborhood revitalization model we are designing,
  • changes we seek to the Jersey City Building Code, and
  • assessment of current green ordinances and policies currently on the books for Jersey City – this is an opportunity to present useful checklists and policy / ordinance proposals, to City Council and other officials to help move JC forward.
  • New collaboration with Open JC on a Jersey City Trees Urban Forestry Project.
    • Tree Mapping initiative in 3 neighborhoods
    • Community education / stewardship initiative

If you are interested to join these working groups, please let us know !

Our planning activities also include deepening our educational outreach activities in such areas as 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.  Let us know if you would like to be involved in these areas !

If you have any grant writing experience please indicate that on our Welcome Survey, which we ask everyone who wants to volunteer with us to take; is very quick and will also put you into our system so you can receive all of our notifications.

Please attend our September meeting if you are interested to work with us on these and other activities; we will present an overview of those at the meeting.

AND

Please RSVP here to help us organize attendance and food !

Suggested food donation $5.00

Special Thanks To RAZZA Pizza Artigianale and their Sustainable Table Menu !!

** Important to RSVP please so we have enough food for everyone. (yum!)

———————————————————————————————————-

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.

Standing Agenda:

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 !

8pm – 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..

————————————————————————————————

AUGUST SJC GD +ART EVENT CANCELLED – TOO MANY PEOPLE ON VACATION !!  SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 18TH  – WE’LL BE BEATING A DRUM FOR UPCOMING CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2014 & THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SUNDAY SEPT 21ST – HOPE YOU’LL BE JOINING US.

Our Summer SJC Green Drinks +ART events will be held at St. Paul’s outdoors, overlooking the Bergen Arches, out back by the lovely PEACE Garden – stay tuned for entertainment details ! This is our monthly social event that takes place every 3rd Thursday evening, 6:30-ish til 9pm-ish.

 

Mar
3
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~ @ City Hall - Caucus Room 204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

SJC is digging in this Fall with a Greener Buildings education agenda, starting with our September 2nd Monthly Meeting.  We’re partnering quite a bit to offer opportunities for both residents and trade professionals to understand the enormous environmental and health benefits (Quality Of Life) and frankly, the cost savings and returns on investments available to individuals, businesses and the City of Jersey City, if we all move in this direction.  We are also forming a Working Group to look at opportunities to modernize our building code and propose new policies where gaps exist.

If your schedule permits, come learn more about energy efficiency strategies for your own home or commercial building, and about ways you can plug into this Working Group – please RSVP so we make sure we have enough RAZZA to go around !  That’s the EAT part.

September Monthly Meeting -

~ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN PROJECTS YOU CAN DO

FOR YOUR HOME OR BUILDING ~

~ Special Guests – Elaine Hanson, Mark Smith, Tiina Ruhlandt Medel ~

Elaine, Mark and Tiina are your neighbors and have gone through the painstaking process of creating amazing results with energy efficient designs and techniques at their respective homes, in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette and Ward E / Paulus Hook & Hamilton Park; all are very old buildings with some common challenges.

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel - President and Partner of EIMC LLC, an independent marine surveying and adjusting firm headquartered in Jersey City; Tiina is also Board Secretary of the Educational Arts Team, and lives in WARD E / Hamilton Parks

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel converted her drafty 1880’s brick row house to an Energy Star Certified home in 2011. The Medel family completely gutted their 4 story row house in the Hamilton Park neighborhood – sealed, insulated, installed radiant floor heat and ductless split ac. Now the downstairs apartment can keep the heat at 64 degrees and be completely comfortable.

Tina Energy Start IMG_1849

 

 

 

Mark Smith – Filmmaker, Founder: o7Films, Inc., lives in Ward E / Paulus Hook

When Mark Smith moved with his family downtown 20 years ago and purchased his old brownstone, he began a years-long process and journey (1991 – 2013) with three things in mind – to reduce the energy consumption of his building, to make it more comfortable to live in year round, and reduce the cost of the energy portion of his monthly expenses, all at the same time.  Here’s his project -

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

Elaine Hansen, Artist / Founder Yoga Shunya, lives in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette

When Elaine Hansen started to think about buying a derelict ironworks in 2000, she knew she could only afford to live in the brick shell with an energy efficient renovation. Chris Benedict, a NYC architect with a green reputation, checked out the building and estimated an energy efficient reno could be done with a yoga teacher’s modest loan – on the condition that Elaine & friends did a lot of the work. Eight years later, a lot of caulk, insulation, and sweat, the lofts were finished -  3500 sf commercial ironworks renovated into live/work lofts.  Here’s photo of her radiant ceiling heating system -
loft1c Elaine Hansen

 

 

 

SJC Business – FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION to our August Monthly Meeting (see highlights below), including opportunities to participate on Project Teams, Committees & new Working Groups.

SJC Business Discussion – August Monthly Meeting Summary :

  • SJC is aligning our Greener Buildings, Green Infrastructure, Solar / Alternative Clean Energy Project Teams and digging in with some work streams this Summer that will support -
  • the emerging Five Corners Eco District neighborhood revitalization model we are designing,
  • changes we seek to the Jersey City Building Code, and
  • assessment of current green ordinances and policies currently on the books for Jersey City – this is an opportunity to present useful checklists and policy / ordinance proposals, to City Council and other officials to help move JC forward.
  • New collaboration with Open JC on a Jersey City Trees Urban Forestry Project.
    • Tree Mapping initiative in 3 neighborhoods
    • Community education / stewardship initiative

If you are interested to join these working groups, please let us know !

Our planning activities also include deepening our educational outreach activities in such areas as 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.  Let us know if you would like to be involved in these areas !

If you have any grant writing experience please indicate that on our Welcome Survey, which we ask everyone who wants to volunteer with us to take; is very quick and will also put you into our system so you can receive all of our notifications.

Please attend our September meeting if you are interested to work with us on these and other activities; we will present an overview of those at the meeting.

AND

Please RSVP here to help us organize attendance and food !

Suggested food donation $5.00

Special Thanks To RAZZA Pizza Artigianale and their Sustainable Table Menu !!

** Important to RSVP please so we have enough food for everyone. (yum!)

———————————————————————————————————-

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.

Standing Agenda:

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 !

8pm – 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..

————————————————————————————————

AUGUST SJC GD +ART EVENT CANCELLED – TOO MANY PEOPLE ON VACATION !!  SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 18TH  – WE’LL BE BEATING A DRUM FOR UPCOMING CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2014 & THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SUNDAY SEPT 21ST – HOPE YOU’LL BE JOINING US.

Our Summer SJC Green Drinks +ART events will be held at St. Paul’s outdoors, overlooking the Bergen Arches, out back by the lovely PEACE Garden – stay tuned for entertainment details ! This is our monthly social event that takes place every 3rd Thursday evening, 6:30-ish til 9pm-ish.

 

Apr
7
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~ @ City Hall - Caucus Room 204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

SJC is digging in this Fall with a Greener Buildings education agenda, starting with our September 2nd Monthly Meeting.  We’re partnering quite a bit to offer opportunities for both residents and trade professionals to understand the enormous environmental and health benefits (Quality Of Life) and frankly, the cost savings and returns on investments available to individuals, businesses and the City of Jersey City, if we all move in this direction.  We are also forming a Working Group to look at opportunities to modernize our building code and propose new policies where gaps exist.

If your schedule permits, come learn more about energy efficiency strategies for your own home or commercial building, and about ways you can plug into this Working Group – please RSVP so we make sure we have enough RAZZA to go around !  That’s the EAT part.

September Monthly Meeting -

~ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN PROJECTS YOU CAN DO

FOR YOUR HOME OR BUILDING ~

~ Special Guests – Elaine Hanson, Mark Smith, Tiina Ruhlandt Medel ~

Elaine, Mark and Tiina are your neighbors and have gone through the painstaking process of creating amazing results with energy efficient designs and techniques at their respective homes, in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette and Ward E / Paulus Hook & Hamilton Park; all are very old buildings with some common challenges.

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel - President and Partner of EIMC LLC, an independent marine surveying and adjusting firm headquartered in Jersey City; Tiina is also Board Secretary of the Educational Arts Team, and lives in WARD E / Hamilton Parks

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel converted her drafty 1880’s brick row house to an Energy Star Certified home in 2011. The Medel family completely gutted their 4 story row house in the Hamilton Park neighborhood – sealed, insulated, installed radiant floor heat and ductless split ac. Now the downstairs apartment can keep the heat at 64 degrees and be completely comfortable.

Tina Energy Start IMG_1849

 

 

 

Mark Smith – Filmmaker, Founder: o7Films, Inc., lives in Ward E / Paulus Hook

When Mark Smith moved with his family downtown 20 years ago and purchased his old brownstone, he began a years-long process and journey (1991 – 2013) with three things in mind – to reduce the energy consumption of his building, to make it more comfortable to live in year round, and reduce the cost of the energy portion of his monthly expenses, all at the same time.  Here’s his project -

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

Elaine Hansen, Artist / Founder Yoga Shunya, lives in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette

When Elaine Hansen started to think about buying a derelict ironworks in 2000, she knew she could only afford to live in the brick shell with an energy efficient renovation. Chris Benedict, a NYC architect with a green reputation, checked out the building and estimated an energy efficient reno could be done with a yoga teacher’s modest loan – on the condition that Elaine & friends did a lot of the work. Eight years later, a lot of caulk, insulation, and sweat, the lofts were finished -  3500 sf commercial ironworks renovated into live/work lofts.  Here’s photo of her radiant ceiling heating system -
loft1c Elaine Hansen

 

 

 

SJC Business – FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION to our August Monthly Meeting (see highlights below), including opportunities to participate on Project Teams, Committees & new Working Groups.

SJC Business Discussion – August Monthly Meeting Summary :

  • SJC is aligning our Greener Buildings, Green Infrastructure, Solar / Alternative Clean Energy Project Teams and digging in with some work streams this Summer that will support -
  • the emerging Five Corners Eco District neighborhood revitalization model we are designing,
  • changes we seek to the Jersey City Building Code, and
  • assessment of current green ordinances and policies currently on the books for Jersey City – this is an opportunity to present useful checklists and policy / ordinance proposals, to City Council and other officials to help move JC forward.
  • New collaboration with Open JC on a Jersey City Trees Urban Forestry Project.
    • Tree Mapping initiative in 3 neighborhoods
    • Community education / stewardship initiative

If you are interested to join these working groups, please let us know !

Our planning activities also include deepening our educational outreach activities in such areas as 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.  Let us know if you would like to be involved in these areas !

If you have any grant writing experience please indicate that on our Welcome Survey, which we ask everyone who wants to volunteer with us to take; is very quick and will also put you into our system so you can receive all of our notifications.

Please attend our September meeting if you are interested to work with us on these and other activities; we will present an overview of those at the meeting.

AND

Please RSVP here to help us organize attendance and food !

Suggested food donation $5.00

Special Thanks To RAZZA Pizza Artigianale and their Sustainable Table Menu !!

** Important to RSVP please so we have enough food for everyone. (yum!)

———————————————————————————————————-

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.

Standing Agenda:

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 !

8pm – 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..

————————————————————————————————

AUGUST SJC GD +ART EVENT CANCELLED – TOO MANY PEOPLE ON VACATION !!  SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 18TH  – WE’LL BE BEATING A DRUM FOR UPCOMING CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2014 & THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SUNDAY SEPT 21ST – HOPE YOU’LL BE JOINING US.

Our Summer SJC Green Drinks +ART events will be held at St. Paul’s outdoors, overlooking the Bergen Arches, out back by the lovely PEACE Garden – stay tuned for entertainment details ! This is our monthly social event that takes place every 3rd Thursday evening, 6:30-ish til 9pm-ish.

 

May
5
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - EAT, MEET, TALK ! Greener Building Series ~ @ City Hall - Caucus Room 204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

SJC is digging in this Fall with a Greener Buildings education agenda, starting with our September 2nd Monthly Meeting.  We’re partnering quite a bit to offer opportunities for both residents and trade professionals to understand the enormous environmental and health benefits (Quality Of Life) and frankly, the cost savings and returns on investments available to individuals, businesses and the City of Jersey City, if we all move in this direction.  We are also forming a Working Group to look at opportunities to modernize our building code and propose new policies where gaps exist.

If your schedule permits, come learn more about energy efficiency strategies for your own home or commercial building, and about ways you can plug into this Working Group – please RSVP so we make sure we have enough RAZZA to go around !  That’s the EAT part.

September Monthly Meeting -

~ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN PROJECTS YOU CAN DO

FOR YOUR HOME OR BUILDING ~

~ Special Guests – Elaine Hanson, Mark Smith, Tiina Ruhlandt Medel ~

Elaine, Mark and Tiina are your neighbors and have gone through the painstaking process of creating amazing results with energy efficient designs and techniques at their respective homes, in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette and Ward E / Paulus Hook & Hamilton Park; all are very old buildings with some common challenges.

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel - President and Partner of EIMC LLC, an independent marine surveying and adjusting firm headquartered in Jersey City; Tiina is also Board Secretary of the Educational Arts Team, and lives in WARD E / Hamilton Parks

Tiina Ruhlandt Medel converted her drafty 1880’s brick row house to an Energy Star Certified home in 2011. The Medel family completely gutted their 4 story row house in the Hamilton Park neighborhood – sealed, insulated, installed radiant floor heat and ductless split ac. Now the downstairs apartment can keep the heat at 64 degrees and be completely comfortable.

Tina Energy Start IMG_1849

 

 

 

Mark Smith – Filmmaker, Founder: o7Films, Inc., lives in Ward E / Paulus Hook

When Mark Smith moved with his family downtown 20 years ago and purchased his old brownstone, he began a years-long process and journey (1991 – 2013) with three things in mind – to reduce the energy consumption of his building, to make it more comfortable to live in year round, and reduce the cost of the energy portion of his monthly expenses, all at the same time.  Here’s his project -

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

Elaine Hansen, Artist / Founder Yoga Shunya, lives in Ward F / Bergen Lafayette

When Elaine Hansen started to think about buying a derelict ironworks in 2000, she knew she could only afford to live in the brick shell with an energy efficient renovation. Chris Benedict, a NYC architect with a green reputation, checked out the building and estimated an energy efficient reno could be done with a yoga teacher’s modest loan – on the condition that Elaine & friends did a lot of the work. Eight years later, a lot of caulk, insulation, and sweat, the lofts were finished -  3500 sf commercial ironworks renovated into live/work lofts.  Here’s photo of her radiant ceiling heating system -
loft1c Elaine Hansen

 

 

 

SJC Business – FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION to our August Monthly Meeting (see highlights below), including opportunities to participate on Project Teams, Committees & new Working Groups.

SJC Business Discussion – August Monthly Meeting Summary :

  • SJC is aligning our Greener Buildings, Green Infrastructure, Solar / Alternative Clean Energy Project Teams and digging in with some work streams this Summer that will support -
  • the emerging Five Corners Eco District neighborhood revitalization model we are designing,
  • changes we seek to the Jersey City Building Code, and
  • assessment of current green ordinances and policies currently on the books for Jersey City – this is an opportunity to present useful checklists and policy / ordinance proposals, to City Council and other officials to help move JC forward.
  • New collaboration with Open JC on a Jersey City Trees Urban Forestry Project.
    • Tree Mapping initiative in 3 neighborhoods
    • Community education / stewardship initiative

If you are interested to join these working groups, please let us know !

Our planning activities also include deepening our educational outreach activities in such areas as 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.  Let us know if you would like to be involved in these areas !

If you have any grant writing experience please indicate that on our Welcome Survey, which we ask everyone who wants to volunteer with us to take; is very quick and will also put you into our system so you can receive all of our notifications.

Please attend our September meeting if you are interested to work with us on these and other activities; we will present an overview of those at the meeting.

AND

Please RSVP here to help us organize attendance and food !

Suggested food donation $5.00

Special Thanks To RAZZA Pizza Artigianale and their Sustainable Table Menu !!

** Important to RSVP please so we have enough food for everyone. (yum!)

———————————————————————————————————-

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.

Standing Agenda:

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 !

8pm – 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..

————————————————————————————————

AUGUST SJC GD +ART EVENT CANCELLED – TOO MANY PEOPLE ON VACATION !!  SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 18TH  – WE’LL BE BEATING A DRUM FOR UPCOMING CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2014 & THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SUNDAY SEPT 21ST – HOPE YOU’LL BE JOINING US.

Our Summer SJC Green Drinks +ART events will be held at St. Paul’s outdoors, overlooking the Bergen Arches, out back by the lovely PEACE Garden – stay tuned for entertainment details ! This is our monthly social event that takes place every 3rd Thursday evening, 6:30-ish til 9pm-ish.