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, Stormwater Management & 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 alsMonthly Mtg Imageo 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 an 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 JC sustainability movement.

SJCpostcard2014Sustainable JC also hosts a monthly social and business networking event for the community called SJC Green Drinks +ART.  This event usually takes place the 3rd Thursday evening of the month from 7 – 9pm or so . . . Come check out our outdoor patio parties 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.

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.

Feb
29
Mon
2016 Certificate Program In Urban Sustainability
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 18 @ 9:30 pm
2016 Certificate Program In Urban Sustainability @ Various - walking distance from PATH

                                 COLLABORATION STARTS HERE !

“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, 2015

The Sustainable Jersey City Collaborative Network is pleased to present this 2016 Certification Program in Urban Sustainability, offered in partnership with the Ramapo College of New Jersey / Center for Sustainability and The Cloud Institute.  And, we’re particularly excited about new module sessions by Green Path NJ, the New Jersey School Board Association, and the New York Permaculture Exchange.

The course is offered as part of SJC’s Community Sustainability Curriculum (CSC), and will introduce participants to the Principles and Practices of Urban Sustainability, cumulatively linked to a Certificate in Urban Sustainability (For Jersey City), and offers professional continuing education credits – 

  • 24 CEUs for participants completing PART ONE + Tracks A or B are available from the US Green Building Council and the NJ School Board Association, respectively.

This is SJC’s fourth season offering this 24 Hour Fast Track Workshop Series, which starts February 29th  and ends April 18th.   Sessions will take place at Hudson County Community College (PART ONE) and Boys & Girls Club (JC) (PART TWO) – venues are a short walk from the Journal Square and Grove Street PATH Stations, respectively.

8 CONSECUTIVE MONDAY EVENINGS, 3 HOURS EACH – FROM 6:30 TO 9:30 PM 

Cost: $175 Earlybird Rate ENDS FEB 19TH / $225 Regular Registration

(Community Partners- for discount information contact Debra Italiano @ info@sustainablejc.org, subjectline reference CERT PROGRAM)

  • 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 –

SJC Certificate Program Spring 2016 Prospectus

2016 Certificate Program Session Descriptions

Instructor Profiles 2016

Eventbrite Registration 2016

** NOTE: For those folks who have already taken the course, but would like to register again to take a different Track, please contact us to discuss discounted rates.  We’ve already gotten a couple of calls on this and YES, would be great if we could help to build cross-knowledge across the various topic areas presented.

 

 

Mar
1
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK 2016!
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FEBRUARY TOPIC –

“HOW TO RECYCLE FOOD WASTE IN JERSEY CITY & STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE FOOTPRINT.”

Special Guests:
Susan Greenfield / El Sol Brillante Community Garden, NYC
Eileen Banyra / Community Composting Company, Hudson Valley NY

JOIN US IF YOUR SCHEDULES PERMIT

       Bios Feb 2 2016 EMT

———————————————————————————-

SJC’s Monthly EAT, MEET, TALK Meetings take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month at City Hall at 7pm in Caucus Room #204.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite link provided, so we get an accurate headcount and have enough food on hand for those joining us for the EAT part of the evening!

RSVP here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sjc-monthly-meeting-eat-meet-talk-2016-tickets-15259260860

—————————————————————————————————–

SJC has been focused on this topic since we launched back in 2011 – the idea of collaborative neighborhood models where people recycle their food scraps has always made sense to us. Yes, there is a need to accommodate different rhythms folks have around this opportunity and of course, consider how we AS A CITY can scale up to recycle food waste locally, but we have to start somewhere and no better time than NOW !

Tonite we will spotlight two opportunities –

  • Gardeners – learn about the experience – failures and successes – of El Sol Brillante who managed through a challenging period of getting their compost system structuring. Using a combination of traditional composting and bokashi methods, they now recycle 5 Tons (10,000 Pounds !) of food scraps each year.
  • Residents, Food Service Operations, Schools – Community Compost Company offers a service where they will pick up your food scraps for a reasonable fee, e.g., Residential bi-weekly service is only $19 / month, and is a viable option if you are not the DIY type or are affiliated with a community or school garden program. They backhaul your scraps to Hudson Valley Farmers !

Urban landscapes such as ours can gain great benefits in balancing our ecology by growing the health of our soil and utilizing compost to help us filter pollutants, manage stormwater and avoid the use of chemical fertilizers. In addition to diverting food waste from landfills to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, adding composted material to tree pits, rain gardens, community and school gardens, parks and even green roofs, will create a healthier living environment for OUR people, pets, wildlife, streetscapes and waterways.

COMMUNITY COMPOSTING IS THE ANSWER !!
DIY, JOIN A GARDEN PROGRAM, SUBSCRIBE TO A PICK UP SVC

———————————————————————————————————-

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 !

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.

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 !

8:30pm – TALK  with SJC Team 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 !

 

Mar
5
Sat
TreeKeepers Workshop
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sustainable JC is very pleased to offer this training opportunity in partnership with the NJ Tree Foundation. CEU’s available.

We will be fundraising to cover the costs of this FREE event to the public, so stay tuned !  Venue will be announced closer to the course date; a light lunch will be served.

Registration is required for this event; space is limited to 75 participants, reserve you place now at the link provided below.

TreeKeepers SJC Sign Final2

Registration link here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/treekeepers-workshop-nj-tree-foundation-tickets-19803484756 

DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE

Apr
5
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK 2016!
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FEBRUARY TOPIC –

“HOW TO RECYCLE FOOD WASTE IN JERSEY CITY & STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE FOOTPRINT.”

Special Guests:
Susan Greenfield / El Sol Brillante Community Garden, NYC
Eileen Banyra / Community Composting Company, Hudson Valley NY

JOIN US IF YOUR SCHEDULES PERMIT

       Bios Feb 2 2016 EMT

———————————————————————————-

SJC’s Monthly EAT, MEET, TALK Meetings take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month at City Hall at 7pm in Caucus Room #204.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite link provided, so we get an accurate headcount and have enough food on hand for those joining us for the EAT part of the evening!

RSVP here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sjc-monthly-meeting-eat-meet-talk-2016-tickets-15259260860

—————————————————————————————————–

SJC has been focused on this topic since we launched back in 2011 – the idea of collaborative neighborhood models where people recycle their food scraps has always made sense to us. Yes, there is a need to accommodate different rhythms folks have around this opportunity and of course, consider how we AS A CITY can scale up to recycle food waste locally, but we have to start somewhere and no better time than NOW !

Tonite we will spotlight two opportunities –

  • Gardeners – learn about the experience – failures and successes – of El Sol Brillante who managed through a challenging period of getting their compost system structuring. Using a combination of traditional composting and bokashi methods, they now recycle 5 Tons (10,000 Pounds !) of food scraps each year.
  • Residents, Food Service Operations, Schools – Community Compost Company offers a service where they will pick up your food scraps for a reasonable fee, e.g., Residential bi-weekly service is only $19 / month, and is a viable option if you are not the DIY type or are affiliated with a community or school garden program. They backhaul your scraps to Hudson Valley Farmers !

Urban landscapes such as ours can gain great benefits in balancing our ecology by growing the health of our soil and utilizing compost to help us filter pollutants, manage stormwater and avoid the use of chemical fertilizers. In addition to diverting food waste from landfills to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, adding composted material to tree pits, rain gardens, community and school gardens, parks and even green roofs, will create a healthier living environment for OUR people, pets, wildlife, streetscapes and waterways.

COMMUNITY COMPOSTING IS THE ANSWER !!
DIY, JOIN A GARDEN PROGRAM, SUBSCRIBE TO A PICK UP SVC

———————————————————————————————————-

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 !

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.

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 !

8:30pm – TALK  with SJC Team 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 !

 

May
3
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK 2016!
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FEBRUARY TOPIC –

“HOW TO RECYCLE FOOD WASTE IN JERSEY CITY & STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE FOOTPRINT.”

Special Guests:
Susan Greenfield / El Sol Brillante Community Garden, NYC
Eileen Banyra / Community Composting Company, Hudson Valley NY

JOIN US IF YOUR SCHEDULES PERMIT

       Bios Feb 2 2016 EMT

———————————————————————————-

SJC’s Monthly EAT, MEET, TALK Meetings take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month at City Hall at 7pm in Caucus Room #204.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite link provided, so we get an accurate headcount and have enough food on hand for those joining us for the EAT part of the evening!

RSVP here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sjc-monthly-meeting-eat-meet-talk-2016-tickets-15259260860

—————————————————————————————————–

SJC has been focused on this topic since we launched back in 2011 – the idea of collaborative neighborhood models where people recycle their food scraps has always made sense to us. Yes, there is a need to accommodate different rhythms folks have around this opportunity and of course, consider how we AS A CITY can scale up to recycle food waste locally, but we have to start somewhere and no better time than NOW !

Tonite we will spotlight two opportunities –

  • Gardeners – learn about the experience – failures and successes – of El Sol Brillante who managed through a challenging period of getting their compost system structuring. Using a combination of traditional composting and bokashi methods, they now recycle 5 Tons (10,000 Pounds !) of food scraps each year.
  • Residents, Food Service Operations, Schools – Community Compost Company offers a service where they will pick up your food scraps for a reasonable fee, e.g., Residential bi-weekly service is only $19 / month, and is a viable option if you are not the DIY type or are affiliated with a community or school garden program. They backhaul your scraps to Hudson Valley Farmers !

Urban landscapes such as ours can gain great benefits in balancing our ecology by growing the health of our soil and utilizing compost to help us filter pollutants, manage stormwater and avoid the use of chemical fertilizers. In addition to diverting food waste from landfills to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, adding composted material to tree pits, rain gardens, community and school gardens, parks and even green roofs, will create a healthier living environment for OUR people, pets, wildlife, streetscapes and waterways.

COMMUNITY COMPOSTING IS THE ANSWER !!
DIY, JOIN A GARDEN PROGRAM, SUBSCRIBE TO A PICK UP SVC

———————————————————————————————————-

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 !

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.

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 !

8:30pm – TALK  with SJC Team 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 !

 

Jun
7
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK 2016!
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FEBRUARY TOPIC –

“HOW TO RECYCLE FOOD WASTE IN JERSEY CITY & STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE FOOTPRINT.”

Special Guests:
Susan Greenfield / El Sol Brillante Community Garden, NYC
Eileen Banyra / Community Composting Company, Hudson Valley NY

JOIN US IF YOUR SCHEDULES PERMIT

       Bios Feb 2 2016 EMT

———————————————————————————-

SJC’s Monthly EAT, MEET, TALK Meetings take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month at City Hall at 7pm in Caucus Room #204.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite link provided, so we get an accurate headcount and have enough food on hand for those joining us for the EAT part of the evening!

RSVP here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sjc-monthly-meeting-eat-meet-talk-2016-tickets-15259260860

—————————————————————————————————–

SJC has been focused on this topic since we launched back in 2011 – the idea of collaborative neighborhood models where people recycle their food scraps has always made sense to us. Yes, there is a need to accommodate different rhythms folks have around this opportunity and of course, consider how we AS A CITY can scale up to recycle food waste locally, but we have to start somewhere and no better time than NOW !

Tonite we will spotlight two opportunities –

  • Gardeners – learn about the experience – failures and successes – of El Sol Brillante who managed through a challenging period of getting their compost system structuring. Using a combination of traditional composting and bokashi methods, they now recycle 5 Tons (10,000 Pounds !) of food scraps each year.
  • Residents, Food Service Operations, Schools – Community Compost Company offers a service where they will pick up your food scraps for a reasonable fee, e.g., Residential bi-weekly service is only $19 / month, and is a viable option if you are not the DIY type or are affiliated with a community or school garden program. They backhaul your scraps to Hudson Valley Farmers !

Urban landscapes such as ours can gain great benefits in balancing our ecology by growing the health of our soil and utilizing compost to help us filter pollutants, manage stormwater and avoid the use of chemical fertilizers. In addition to diverting food waste from landfills to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, adding composted material to tree pits, rain gardens, community and school gardens, parks and even green roofs, will create a healthier living environment for OUR people, pets, wildlife, streetscapes and waterways.

COMMUNITY COMPOSTING IS THE ANSWER !!
DIY, JOIN A GARDEN PROGRAM, SUBSCRIBE TO A PICK UP SVC

———————————————————————————————————-

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 !

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.

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 !

8:30pm – TALK  with SJC Team 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 !

 

Jul
5
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK 2016!
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FEBRUARY TOPIC –

“HOW TO RECYCLE FOOD WASTE IN JERSEY CITY & STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE FOOTPRINT.”

Special Guests:
Susan Greenfield / El Sol Brillante Community Garden, NYC
Eileen Banyra / Community Composting Company, Hudson Valley NY

JOIN US IF YOUR SCHEDULES PERMIT

       Bios Feb 2 2016 EMT

———————————————————————————-

SJC’s Monthly EAT, MEET, TALK Meetings take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month at City Hall at 7pm in Caucus Room #204.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite link provided, so we get an accurate headcount and have enough food on hand for those joining us for the EAT part of the evening!

RSVP here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sjc-monthly-meeting-eat-meet-talk-2016-tickets-15259260860

—————————————————————————————————–

SJC has been focused on this topic since we launched back in 2011 – the idea of collaborative neighborhood models where people recycle their food scraps has always made sense to us. Yes, there is a need to accommodate different rhythms folks have around this opportunity and of course, consider how we AS A CITY can scale up to recycle food waste locally, but we have to start somewhere and no better time than NOW !

Tonite we will spotlight two opportunities –

  • Gardeners – learn about the experience – failures and successes – of El Sol Brillante who managed through a challenging period of getting their compost system structuring. Using a combination of traditional composting and bokashi methods, they now recycle 5 Tons (10,000 Pounds !) of food scraps each year.
  • Residents, Food Service Operations, Schools – Community Compost Company offers a service where they will pick up your food scraps for a reasonable fee, e.g., Residential bi-weekly service is only $19 / month, and is a viable option if you are not the DIY type or are affiliated with a community or school garden program. They backhaul your scraps to Hudson Valley Farmers !

Urban landscapes such as ours can gain great benefits in balancing our ecology by growing the health of our soil and utilizing compost to help us filter pollutants, manage stormwater and avoid the use of chemical fertilizers. In addition to diverting food waste from landfills to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, adding composted material to tree pits, rain gardens, community and school gardens, parks and even green roofs, will create a healthier living environment for OUR people, pets, wildlife, streetscapes and waterways.

COMMUNITY COMPOSTING IS THE ANSWER !!
DIY, JOIN A GARDEN PROGRAM, SUBSCRIBE TO A PICK UP SVC

———————————————————————————————————-

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 !

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.

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 !

8:30pm – TALK  with SJC Team 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 !

 

Aug
2
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK 2016!
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FEBRUARY TOPIC –

“HOW TO RECYCLE FOOD WASTE IN JERSEY CITY & STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE FOOTPRINT.”

Special Guests:
Susan Greenfield / El Sol Brillante Community Garden, NYC
Eileen Banyra / Community Composting Company, Hudson Valley NY

JOIN US IF YOUR SCHEDULES PERMIT

       Bios Feb 2 2016 EMT

———————————————————————————-

SJC’s Monthly EAT, MEET, TALK Meetings take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month at City Hall at 7pm in Caucus Room #204.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite link provided, so we get an accurate headcount and have enough food on hand for those joining us for the EAT part of the evening!

RSVP here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sjc-monthly-meeting-eat-meet-talk-2016-tickets-15259260860

—————————————————————————————————–

SJC has been focused on this topic since we launched back in 2011 – the idea of collaborative neighborhood models where people recycle their food scraps has always made sense to us. Yes, there is a need to accommodate different rhythms folks have around this opportunity and of course, consider how we AS A CITY can scale up to recycle food waste locally, but we have to start somewhere and no better time than NOW !

Tonite we will spotlight two opportunities –

  • Gardeners – learn about the experience – failures and successes – of El Sol Brillante who managed through a challenging period of getting their compost system structuring. Using a combination of traditional composting and bokashi methods, they now recycle 5 Tons (10,000 Pounds !) of food scraps each year.
  • Residents, Food Service Operations, Schools – Community Compost Company offers a service where they will pick up your food scraps for a reasonable fee, e.g., Residential bi-weekly service is only $19 / month, and is a viable option if you are not the DIY type or are affiliated with a community or school garden program. They backhaul your scraps to Hudson Valley Farmers !

Urban landscapes such as ours can gain great benefits in balancing our ecology by growing the health of our soil and utilizing compost to help us filter pollutants, manage stormwater and avoid the use of chemical fertilizers. In addition to diverting food waste from landfills to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, adding composted material to tree pits, rain gardens, community and school gardens, parks and even green roofs, will create a healthier living environment for OUR people, pets, wildlife, streetscapes and waterways.

COMMUNITY COMPOSTING IS THE ANSWER !!
DIY, JOIN A GARDEN PROGRAM, SUBSCRIBE TO A PICK UP SVC

———————————————————————————————————-

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 !

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.

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 !

8:30pm – TALK  with SJC Team 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 !

 

Sep
6
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK 2016!
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FEBRUARY TOPIC –

“HOW TO RECYCLE FOOD WASTE IN JERSEY CITY & STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE FOOTPRINT.”

Special Guests:
Susan Greenfield / El Sol Brillante Community Garden, NYC
Eileen Banyra / Community Composting Company, Hudson Valley NY

JOIN US IF YOUR SCHEDULES PERMIT

       Bios Feb 2 2016 EMT

———————————————————————————-

SJC’s Monthly EAT, MEET, TALK Meetings take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month at City Hall at 7pm in Caucus Room #204.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite link provided, so we get an accurate headcount and have enough food on hand for those joining us for the EAT part of the evening!

RSVP here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sjc-monthly-meeting-eat-meet-talk-2016-tickets-15259260860

—————————————————————————————————–

SJC has been focused on this topic since we launched back in 2011 – the idea of collaborative neighborhood models where people recycle their food scraps has always made sense to us. Yes, there is a need to accommodate different rhythms folks have around this opportunity and of course, consider how we AS A CITY can scale up to recycle food waste locally, but we have to start somewhere and no better time than NOW !

Tonite we will spotlight two opportunities –

  • Gardeners – learn about the experience – failures and successes – of El Sol Brillante who managed through a challenging period of getting their compost system structuring. Using a combination of traditional composting and bokashi methods, they now recycle 5 Tons (10,000 Pounds !) of food scraps each year.
  • Residents, Food Service Operations, Schools – Community Compost Company offers a service where they will pick up your food scraps for a reasonable fee, e.g., Residential bi-weekly service is only $19 / month, and is a viable option if you are not the DIY type or are affiliated with a community or school garden program. They backhaul your scraps to Hudson Valley Farmers !

Urban landscapes such as ours can gain great benefits in balancing our ecology by growing the health of our soil and utilizing compost to help us filter pollutants, manage stormwater and avoid the use of chemical fertilizers. In addition to diverting food waste from landfills to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, adding composted material to tree pits, rain gardens, community and school gardens, parks and even green roofs, will create a healthier living environment for OUR people, pets, wildlife, streetscapes and waterways.

COMMUNITY COMPOSTING IS THE ANSWER !!
DIY, JOIN A GARDEN PROGRAM, SUBSCRIBE TO A PICK UP SVC

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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 !

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.

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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 !

8:30pm – TALK  with SJC Team 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..

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Please note our 2015 SJC Green Drinks +ART events will now be held quarterly – venues TBA, stay tuned !

 

Oct
4
Tue
SJC Monthly Meeting – EAT, MEET, TALK 2016!
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FEBRUARY TOPIC –

“HOW TO RECYCLE FOOD WASTE IN JERSEY CITY & STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE FOOTPRINT.”

Special Guests:
Susan Greenfield / El Sol Brillante Community Garden, NYC
Eileen Banyra / Community Composting Company, Hudson Valley NY

JOIN US IF YOUR SCHEDULES PERMIT

       Bios Feb 2 2016 EMT

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SJC’s Monthly EAT, MEET, TALK Meetings take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month at City Hall at 7pm in Caucus Room #204.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite link provided, so we get an accurate headcount and have enough food on hand for those joining us for the EAT part of the evening!

RSVP here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sjc-monthly-meeting-eat-meet-talk-2016-tickets-15259260860

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SJC has been focused on this topic since we launched back in 2011 – the idea of collaborative neighborhood models where people recycle their food scraps has always made sense to us. Yes, there is a need to accommodate different rhythms folks have around this opportunity and of course, consider how we AS A CITY can scale up to recycle food waste locally, but we have to start somewhere and no better time than NOW !

Tonite we will spotlight two opportunities –

  • Gardeners – learn about the experience – failures and successes – of El Sol Brillante who managed through a challenging period of getting their compost system structuring. Using a combination of traditional composting and bokashi methods, they now recycle 5 Tons (10,000 Pounds !) of food scraps each year.
  • Residents, Food Service Operations, Schools – Community Compost Company offers a service where they will pick up your food scraps for a reasonable fee, e.g., Residential bi-weekly service is only $19 / month, and is a viable option if you are not the DIY type or are affiliated with a community or school garden program. They backhaul your scraps to Hudson Valley Farmers !

Urban landscapes such as ours can gain great benefits in balancing our ecology by growing the health of our soil and utilizing compost to help us filter pollutants, manage stormwater and avoid the use of chemical fertilizers. In addition to diverting food waste from landfills to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, adding composted material to tree pits, rain gardens, community and school gardens, parks and even green roofs, will create a healthier living environment for OUR people, pets, wildlife, streetscapes and waterways.

COMMUNITY COMPOSTING IS THE ANSWER !!
DIY, JOIN A GARDEN PROGRAM, SUBSCRIBE TO A PICK UP SVC

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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 !

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.

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 !

8:30pm – TALK  with SJC Team 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..

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Please note our 2015 SJC Green Drinks +ART events will now be held quarterly – venues TBA, stay tuned !