Events

3 films_EVENTBRITE BANNER_updatedSustainable 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 (including Food Waste)
  2. Built Environment Energy Efficiency Opportunities, Stormwater Management & Water Conservation; Green Infrastructure Opportunities
  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.

TWO NEW MONTHLY MEETINGS

PROJECT LEADERS ROUNDTABLEMind Map SJC Projects_PL Roundtable event imageNEW FORMAT STARTING SEPT 2016 – PROJECT LEADERS ROUNDTABLE takes place the first Tuesday evening of every month from 7pm – 9pm at City Hall, Council Caucus Room #204 – for those who are actually working on projects, either directly through SJC or Community Projects that SJC is supporting. This is a work session intended to support project leaders and create synergies across activities.  More about here.

3 films_FACEBOOK BANNERNEW PUBLIC EDUCATION FORUM STARTING SEPT 2016, in partnership with NJCU, HCCC and Ramapo College of NJ – SUSTAINABILITY FILM SERIES = Networking + Short Presentation + Film Screening + Discussion.  Takes place 3rd Thursday evening of every month on NJCU’s Main Campus, Hepburn Hall #202, 6:30-9:30pm   More details here.

Photos of past events.

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.

Oct
1
Sat
Mushroom Cultivation Workshop with Sean Walsh, Permaculture Teacher
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Mushroom Cultivation Workshop with Sean Walsh, Permaculture Teacher @ Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 25 PARTICIPANTS – YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE !!   Registration Link here

Event Fee of $20 includes materials; participants will go home with log inoculated with shitake spores.

PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR – GREAT FUN !

Mushroom Cultivation Workshop with Sean Walsh, Permaculture Teacher

Join permaculturist and edible landscaping designer Sean Walsh for this hand-on introduction to mushroom cultivation. The class begins with an overview of fungi ecology and mushroom cultivation techniques and species, then hands-on cultivation.

Cultivation of mushrooms is an easy and fun way to produce your own food. Mushrooms can be cultivated in small spaces and low-light areas that have marginal value for growing other crops.

Edible mushrooms make a great addition to any home garden and can easily be cultivated in small spaces and locations too marginal for other crops. This hands-on workshop will explore several techniques for cultivating a wide array of gourmet mushroom species. We will work with inoculating shiitake spores into logs, and participants can take these home to begin their own cultivation practices. You will also learn about winecap mushrooms, and how to get them started in your garden spaces using simple mulch technique.

Please dress appropriately for working, including work gloves and goggles if you have them, and bring lunch !

The cemetery is a beautiful setting to relax and enjoy nature.  It is home to the new A.N.G.E.L.S. Garden aka Alliance to Nurture, Grow, & Empower Lives & Sustainability!  This annual Mushroom Cultivation Workshop is a collaborative enterprise between Sustainable JC, Jersey CIty Gardening Coalition and Historic JC Harsimus Cemetery.

Bio

Sean Walsh, MALD
AppleSeed Permaculture
Edible Landscaping & Regenerative Design

Sean is a permaculture designer, ecological landscaper, and teacher based in north-coastal New Jersey. He holds a M.A. in Sustainable Landscape Design & Planning from The Conway School, with additional training in ecology, community food systems, agroforestry, permaculture design, and carbon farming. Sean offers consulting, design, and project actualization for clients within the greater New Jersey area who are interested in creating patterns of ecologically and socially sustainable land-use.

 

 

Oct
4
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – Project Leaders Roundtable
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - Project Leaders Roundtable @ City Hall - Caucus Room #204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

TIME FOR A CHANGE !

Greetings and hope everyone had a terrific summer 🙂

SJC has been quite busy working in the field this season and we’ve made some organizational decisions about how we would like to continue our work as Jersey City’s Community Green Team.

We will be celebrating our 6th Anniversary this September and have met many of the original objectives framed in our Mission Statement & Charter, which you can view on our homepage.  So it’s time to pivot and focus on taking SJC to the next level.

Please note the following –

•  First, we will now be hosting two events each month, with this 1st Tuesday Monthly Meeting now taking the form of a Project Leaders Roundtable (PLR) – it is intended ONLY for those of us who are actively working on projects, both SJC and, Community led where SJC is playing a supporting role, and will be a working session.

WE WILL NOT BE CONTINUING WITH LAST SEASONS FORMAT & AGENDA.

  • At our September PLR we focused on #ConnectingTheDotsJC, a look at where our projects connect with the City’s priorities, or not, and the interconnections of our project work.  We also explored the touch points between Projects and how to create synergies by collaborating more closely.
  • October Agenda – Context For The Future, Where Are We With 2016 Project Goals & Roll-out of New Communications Tools for Project Teams.

•  Second, on every 3rd Thursday, starting with a Sept, Oct, Nov Film Series, we have partnered with NJCU, HCCC & Ramapo College of NJ, to launch a Public Education Forum for the community.  This continues our cornerstone commitment of educational outreach and will allow us to efficiently provide both general sustainability and resiliency planning education + build up our Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability, in collaboration with these institutions.   WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS !  here is the link for the Fall Series, which will take place on NJCU’s Main Campus.

We hope this provides a clear context for those who would like to 1) focus on getting educated through these film discussion forums on 3rd Thurs evenings, and / or, 2) directly work on building SJC’s organizational capacity through our 1st Tues monthly meetings.

If you would like to work with us and have not yet filled out our Welcome Survey, please do.

Thanks and look forward to continuing to learn and work with you all, in making Jersey City a more sustainable place to live and work.

Best,

Debra

 

Oct
20
Thu
Sustainability Film Series – Free Public Event
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.

FALL SERIES – 3 Film Screenings To Inspire Jersey City Stakeholders !

 Presented by Sustainable JC, NJCU’s C3: Communication, Collaboration and Commendation & their Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, HCCC’s Environmental Studies Department

3rd Thursday Evenings Sept 15th, Oct 20th, Nov 17th, 6:30-9:30pm

Refreshments Will Be Served

SEPT 15TH – ‘CITY OF TREES’

SPECIAL GUEST (bio) – Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, Director of the Gaia Institute, will be presenting – Green Infrastructure: Integrating Ecology, Energy, & Employment Opportunities

OCT  20TH – ‘REUSE!  BECAUSE YOU CANT RECYCLE THE PLANET.’

NOV 17TH – ‘THE GARDEN’

NJCU Main Campus, enter main gate on JFK and Hepburn Hall is straight ahead. Hepburn Hall, Rm# 202, 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07302

GETTING TO NJCU MAIN CAMPUS & HEPBURN HALL IS EASY !!!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS +

PARKING & CAMPUS SHUTTLE INFO

DOWNLOAD FILM SERIES FLYER HERE – POST IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD !!!

3 films_8X11Join us if your schedule permits !

Nov
1
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – Project Leaders Roundtable
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - Project Leaders Roundtable @ City Hall - Caucus Room #204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

TIME FOR A CHANGE !

Greetings and hope everyone had a terrific summer 🙂

SJC has been quite busy working in the field this season and we’ve made some organizational decisions about how we would like to continue our work as Jersey City’s Community Green Team.

We will be celebrating our 6th Anniversary this September and have met many of the original objectives framed in our Mission Statement & Charter, which you can view on our homepage.  So it’s time to pivot and focus on taking SJC to the next level.

Please note the following –

•  First, we will now be hosting two events each month, with this 1st Tuesday Monthly Meeting now taking the form of a Project Leaders Roundtable (PLR) – it is intended ONLY for those of us who are actively working on projects, both SJC and, Community led where SJC is playing a supporting role, and will be a working session.

WE WILL NOT BE CONTINUING WITH LAST SEASONS FORMAT & AGENDA.

  • At our September PLR we focused on #ConnectingTheDotsJC, a look at where our projects connect with the City’s priorities, or not, and the interconnections of our project work.  We also explored the touch points between Projects and how to create synergies by collaborating more closely.
  • October Agenda – Context For The Future, Where Are We With 2016 Project Goals & Roll-out of New Communications Tools for Project Teams.

•  Second, on every 3rd Thursday, starting with a Sept, Oct, Nov Film Series, we have partnered with NJCU, HCCC & Ramapo College of NJ, to launch a Public Education Forum for the community.  This continues our cornerstone commitment of educational outreach and will allow us to efficiently provide both general sustainability and resiliency planning education + build up our Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability, in collaboration with these institutions.   WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS !  here is the link for the Fall Series, which will take place on NJCU’s Main Campus.

We hope this provides a clear context for those who would like to 1) focus on getting educated through these film discussion forums on 3rd Thurs evenings, and / or, 2) directly work on building SJC’s organizational capacity through our 1st Tues monthly meetings.

If you would like to work with us and have not yet filled out our Welcome Survey, please do.

Thanks and look forward to continuing to learn and work with you all, in making Jersey City a more sustainable place to live and work.

Best,

Debra

 

Nov
17
Thu
Sustainability Film Series – Free Public Event
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.

FALL SERIES – 3 Film Screenings To Inspire Jersey City Stakeholders !

 Presented by Sustainable JC, NJCU’s C3: Communication, Collaboration and Commendation & their Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, HCCC’s Environmental Studies Department

3rd Thursday Evenings Sept 15th, Oct 20th, Nov 17th, 6:30-9:30pm

Refreshments Will Be Served

SEPT 15TH – ‘CITY OF TREES’

SPECIAL GUEST (bio) – Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, Director of the Gaia Institute, will be presenting – Green Infrastructure: Integrating Ecology, Energy, & Employment Opportunities

OCT  20TH – ‘REUSE!  BECAUSE YOU CANT RECYCLE THE PLANET.’

NOV 17TH – ‘THE GARDEN’

NJCU Main Campus, enter main gate on JFK and Hepburn Hall is straight ahead. Hepburn Hall, Rm# 202, 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07302

GETTING TO NJCU MAIN CAMPUS & HEPBURN HALL IS EASY !!!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS +

PARKING & CAMPUS SHUTTLE INFO

DOWNLOAD FILM SERIES FLYER HERE – POST IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD !!!

3 films_8X11Join us if your schedule permits !

Jan
3
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – Project Leaders Roundtable
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - Project Leaders Roundtable @ City Hall - Caucus Room #204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

TIME FOR A CHANGE !

Greetings and hope everyone had a terrific summer 🙂

SJC has been quite busy working in the field this season and we’ve made some organizational decisions about how we would like to continue our work as Jersey City’s Community Green Team.

We will be celebrating our 6th Anniversary this September and have met many of the original objectives framed in our Mission Statement & Charter, which you can view on our homepage.  So it’s time to pivot and focus on taking SJC to the next level.

Please note the following –

•  First, we will now be hosting two events each month, with this 1st Tuesday Monthly Meeting now taking the form of a Project Leaders Roundtable (PLR) – it is intended ONLY for those of us who are actively working on projects, both SJC and, Community led where SJC is playing a supporting role, and will be a working session.

WE WILL NOT BE CONTINUING WITH LAST SEASONS FORMAT & AGENDA.

  • At our September PLR we focused on #ConnectingTheDotsJC, a look at where our projects connect with the City’s priorities, or not, and the interconnections of our project work.  We also explored the touch points between Projects and how to create synergies by collaborating more closely.
  • October Agenda – Context For The Future, Where Are We With 2016 Project Goals & Roll-out of New Communications Tools for Project Teams.

•  Second, on every 3rd Thursday, starting with a Sept, Oct, Nov Film Series, we have partnered with NJCU, HCCC & Ramapo College of NJ, to launch a Public Education Forum for the community.  This continues our cornerstone commitment of educational outreach and will allow us to efficiently provide both general sustainability and resiliency planning education + build up our Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability, in collaboration with these institutions.   WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS !  here is the link for the Fall Series, which will take place on NJCU’s Main Campus.

We hope this provides a clear context for those who would like to 1) focus on getting educated through these film discussion forums on 3rd Thurs evenings, and / or, 2) directly work on building SJC’s organizational capacity through our 1st Tues monthly meetings.

If you would like to work with us and have not yet filled out our Welcome Survey, please do.

Thanks and look forward to continuing to learn and work with you all, in making Jersey City a more sustainable place to live and work.

Best,

Debra

 

Feb
7
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – Project Leaders Roundtable
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - Project Leaders Roundtable @ City Hall - Caucus Room #204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

TIME FOR A CHANGE !

Greetings and hope everyone had a terrific summer 🙂

SJC has been quite busy working in the field this season and we’ve made some organizational decisions about how we would like to continue our work as Jersey City’s Community Green Team.

We will be celebrating our 6th Anniversary this September and have met many of the original objectives framed in our Mission Statement & Charter, which you can view on our homepage.  So it’s time to pivot and focus on taking SJC to the next level.

Please note the following –

•  First, we will now be hosting two events each month, with this 1st Tuesday Monthly Meeting now taking the form of a Project Leaders Roundtable (PLR) – it is intended ONLY for those of us who are actively working on projects, both SJC and, Community led where SJC is playing a supporting role, and will be a working session.

WE WILL NOT BE CONTINUING WITH LAST SEASONS FORMAT & AGENDA.

  • At our September PLR we focused on #ConnectingTheDotsJC, a look at where our projects connect with the City’s priorities, or not, and the interconnections of our project work.  We also explored the touch points between Projects and how to create synergies by collaborating more closely.
  • October Agenda – Context For The Future, Where Are We With 2016 Project Goals & Roll-out of New Communications Tools for Project Teams.

•  Second, on every 3rd Thursday, starting with a Sept, Oct, Nov Film Series, we have partnered with NJCU, HCCC & Ramapo College of NJ, to launch a Public Education Forum for the community.  This continues our cornerstone commitment of educational outreach and will allow us to efficiently provide both general sustainability and resiliency planning education + build up our Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability, in collaboration with these institutions.   WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS !  here is the link for the Fall Series, which will take place on NJCU’s Main Campus.

We hope this provides a clear context for those who would like to 1) focus on getting educated through these film discussion forums on 3rd Thurs evenings, and / or, 2) directly work on building SJC’s organizational capacity through our 1st Tues monthly meetings.

If you would like to work with us and have not yet filled out our Welcome Survey, please do.

Thanks and look forward to continuing to learn and work with you all, in making Jersey City a more sustainable place to live and work.

Best,

Debra

 

Mar
7
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – Project Leaders Roundtable
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - Project Leaders Roundtable @ City Hall - Caucus Room #204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

TIME FOR A CHANGE !

Greetings and hope everyone had a terrific summer 🙂

SJC has been quite busy working in the field this season and we’ve made some organizational decisions about how we would like to continue our work as Jersey City’s Community Green Team.

We will be celebrating our 6th Anniversary this September and have met many of the original objectives framed in our Mission Statement & Charter, which you can view on our homepage.  So it’s time to pivot and focus on taking SJC to the next level.

Please note the following –

•  First, we will now be hosting two events each month, with this 1st Tuesday Monthly Meeting now taking the form of a Project Leaders Roundtable (PLR) – it is intended ONLY for those of us who are actively working on projects, both SJC and, Community led where SJC is playing a supporting role, and will be a working session.

WE WILL NOT BE CONTINUING WITH LAST SEASONS FORMAT & AGENDA.

  • At our September PLR we focused on #ConnectingTheDotsJC, a look at where our projects connect with the City’s priorities, or not, and the interconnections of our project work.  We also explored the touch points between Projects and how to create synergies by collaborating more closely.
  • October Agenda – Context For The Future, Where Are We With 2016 Project Goals & Roll-out of New Communications Tools for Project Teams.

•  Second, on every 3rd Thursday, starting with a Sept, Oct, Nov Film Series, we have partnered with NJCU, HCCC & Ramapo College of NJ, to launch a Public Education Forum for the community.  This continues our cornerstone commitment of educational outreach and will allow us to efficiently provide both general sustainability and resiliency planning education + build up our Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability, in collaboration with these institutions.   WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS !  here is the link for the Fall Series, which will take place on NJCU’s Main Campus.

We hope this provides a clear context for those who would like to 1) focus on getting educated through these film discussion forums on 3rd Thurs evenings, and / or, 2) directly work on building SJC’s organizational capacity through our 1st Tues monthly meetings.

If you would like to work with us and have not yet filled out our Welcome Survey, please do.

Thanks and look forward to continuing to learn and work with you all, in making Jersey City a more sustainable place to live and work.

Best,

Debra

 

Apr
4
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – Project Leaders Roundtable
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - Project Leaders Roundtable @ City Hall - Caucus Room #204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

TIME FOR A CHANGE !

Greetings and hope everyone had a terrific summer 🙂

SJC has been quite busy working in the field this season and we’ve made some organizational decisions about how we would like to continue our work as Jersey City’s Community Green Team.

We will be celebrating our 6th Anniversary this September and have met many of the original objectives framed in our Mission Statement & Charter, which you can view on our homepage.  So it’s time to pivot and focus on taking SJC to the next level.

Please note the following –

•  First, we will now be hosting two events each month, with this 1st Tuesday Monthly Meeting now taking the form of a Project Leaders Roundtable (PLR) – it is intended ONLY for those of us who are actively working on projects, both SJC and, Community led where SJC is playing a supporting role, and will be a working session.

WE WILL NOT BE CONTINUING WITH LAST SEASONS FORMAT & AGENDA.

  • At our September PLR we focused on #ConnectingTheDotsJC, a look at where our projects connect with the City’s priorities, or not, and the interconnections of our project work.  We also explored the touch points between Projects and how to create synergies by collaborating more closely.
  • October Agenda – Context For The Future, Where Are We With 2016 Project Goals & Roll-out of New Communications Tools for Project Teams.

•  Second, on every 3rd Thursday, starting with a Sept, Oct, Nov Film Series, we have partnered with NJCU, HCCC & Ramapo College of NJ, to launch a Public Education Forum for the community.  This continues our cornerstone commitment of educational outreach and will allow us to efficiently provide both general sustainability and resiliency planning education + build up our Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability, in collaboration with these institutions.   WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS !  here is the link for the Fall Series, which will take place on NJCU’s Main Campus.

We hope this provides a clear context for those who would like to 1) focus on getting educated through these film discussion forums on 3rd Thurs evenings, and / or, 2) directly work on building SJC’s organizational capacity through our 1st Tues monthly meetings.

If you would like to work with us and have not yet filled out our Welcome Survey, please do.

Thanks and look forward to continuing to learn and work with you all, in making Jersey City a more sustainable place to live and work.

Best,

Debra

 

May
2
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – Project Leaders Roundtable
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SJC Monthly Meeting - Project Leaders Roundtable @ City Hall - Caucus Room #204,  1 block walk from Grove St. PATH | Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

TIME FOR A CHANGE !

Greetings and hope everyone had a terrific summer 🙂

SJC has been quite busy working in the field this season and we’ve made some organizational decisions about how we would like to continue our work as Jersey City’s Community Green Team.

We will be celebrating our 6th Anniversary this September and have met many of the original objectives framed in our Mission Statement & Charter, which you can view on our homepage.  So it’s time to pivot and focus on taking SJC to the next level.

Please note the following –

•  First, we will now be hosting two events each month, with this 1st Tuesday Monthly Meeting now taking the form of a Project Leaders Roundtable (PLR) – it is intended ONLY for those of us who are actively working on projects, both SJC and, Community led where SJC is playing a supporting role, and will be a working session.

WE WILL NOT BE CONTINUING WITH LAST SEASONS FORMAT & AGENDA.

  • At our September PLR we focused on #ConnectingTheDotsJC, a look at where our projects connect with the City’s priorities, or not, and the interconnections of our project work.  We also explored the touch points between Projects and how to create synergies by collaborating more closely.
  • October Agenda – Context For The Future, Where Are We With 2016 Project Goals & Roll-out of New Communications Tools for Project Teams.

•  Second, on every 3rd Thursday, starting with a Sept, Oct, Nov Film Series, we have partnered with NJCU, HCCC & Ramapo College of NJ, to launch a Public Education Forum for the community.  This continues our cornerstone commitment of educational outreach and will allow us to efficiently provide both general sustainability and resiliency planning education + build up our Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability, in collaboration with these institutions.   WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS !  here is the link for the Fall Series, which will take place on NJCU’s Main Campus.

We hope this provides a clear context for those who would like to 1) focus on getting educated through these film discussion forums on 3rd Thurs evenings, and / or, 2) directly work on building SJC’s organizational capacity through our 1st Tues monthly meetings.

If you would like to work with us and have not yet filled out our Welcome Survey, please do.

Thanks and look forward to continuing to learn and work with you all, in making Jersey City a more sustainable place to live and work.

Best,

Debra