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Sunday, 23 February 2020 09:57

SJC Certificate Program In Urban Sustainability, Spring 2020 New Course Starting!

Sustainable JC Monday, March 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 9:30 PM (EDT) Jersey City, NJ

2020 Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability!
What - 30 hours of training from community and industry practitioners on various topics central to sustainability and resiliency planning; provides thoughtful
opportunities for impactful change to shift both personal and work life.
Where - Hudson County Community College, Library Building, Room # TBA closer to the event date; short walk from the Jrnl Sq PATH
When - 10 Consecutive Mon Evenings March 9th - May 11th; 6:30-9:30pm
Price - $75 Community Rate; College Students Attend For Free
p"The Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability 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 / Past Chair, Jersey City Environmental Commission

5 Course Tracks - 2 Sessions Each (6 hours for each topic)
Project Planning Concepts and an Overview of Sustainability, Resiliency & Whole Systems Thinking
Emissions and Emissions Reduction Opportunities with Perspectives From Science, Economics and Policy, with a focus on the Roles of Cities in Climate Change
Green Infrastructure, both Citizen Led GI & Developer Perspectives on GI
Municipal Waste Challenges & Eco Ambassador Training for both Materials & Organics + Citizen Science
Successful Project Implementation Frameworks That Integrate Sustainability & Resiliency Project Outcomes

Full details available below -
2020 SJC Certificate Program Spring Prospectus
2020 Instructor Profiles
2020 Session Descriptions
More on Sustainable JC HERE

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 February 2020 11:10
Floating Urban Gardens PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 July 2012 08:32

Here is an interesting idea for cities with underutilized waterfronts. They are growing vegetables on a barge in Yonkers, NY. They are doing it without soil, using solar power, rain water and purified river water.
Floating Urban Garden

Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2012 08:39
Sunlight and the city garden PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 24 June 2012 12:30
Light can be a scarce commodity in some areas. Here's a short article I wrote on the subject: Getting the Right amount of sunlight in your city garden
Last Updated on Sunday, 24 June 2012 12:34
Test the soil before you plant PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 06:29
If you are planning on using the ground in your urban garden to plant vegetables or small fruits, have it tested first. Urban areas have a history of use and some of the remnants of that use are not what you want in your food. If you don't have the time or money for soil testing use containers and fresh soil. Here is a short article on the subject:
Test the soil or use containers

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 06:37
Sustainable Cities and Green Roofs PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 May 2012 07:55
Posting this link to an article by Tina Rosenberg on Green Roofs in NYC. This ties into the idea of sustainable cities using urban agriculture, clean energy, etc. Green roofs help reduce energy use by cooling in the hot weather and retaining heat in the cold weather. They also help control storm water runoff. Large amounts of rain can strain water systems in cities. Here is the link: Green Roofs In Big Cities Can Bring Relief From Above

Here's another great article. It's really great how people are finding creative ways to add plants to their homes. This farm in Queens is a jewel. Here is the link:

Historic New York City Farm Is Link to Modern Urban Agriculture.

Check out the rest of this site. There are some really interesting ways to have plants in your home shown.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:12
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