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Jersey City Sustainable Cities Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 13 November 2010 08:23

It's the 3rd Annual Sustainable Cities Conf--free & open-to-the-public--w/ two panel discussions in Council Chambers, & a Green Fair in the Rotunda Gallery. 12Noon-5PM, City Hall, 280 Grove St. Saturday, November 20, 2010

1:15PM-2:45PM Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Living moderated by Rutgers Univ Exec Dean Robert Goodman.

3:00PM-4:30PM What's Green in Jersey City moderated by Corp Counsel William Matsikoudis.

& the Green Fair thru-out the day.

Jersey City Food Coop & Rising Tide Capital, along w/ many of JC' businesses & organizations will be on hand...w/ the mantra: Shop Green / Shop Local.

NOTE: Folks are encouraged to bring those extra plastic bags & gently used eyeglasses for recycling by event organizers! AND participate in a trash-to-treasure project: New Eyes for the Needy is accepting plastic-framed eyewear in good condition; metal-framed eyeglasses in any condition; pairs of prescript lenses; hearing aids; dentures w/ gold inlays; watches, & precious metals & fashion jewelry; & silverware.

Hope to see you there! Bethe

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 November 2010 10:53
Jersey City is Finalist in GOOD MAGAZINE Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 October 2010 08:31


San Francisco was the winner of the contest, but don't count Jersey City out!
Kudos to everyone who participated in the FITC event & to Jersey City Hilltop area resident & city planning employee Tanya for a job well done in submitting an excellent competition appl.

The "Farms in the City" (FITC) event made the Top 3 Finalist category for GOOD Magazine's City R+D Competition!
We share the Final 3 category with the following cities:
Jersey City
San Francisco

GOOD Magazine's panel of judges will make their final selection the week of October 25, 2010. Thanks again to all FITC participants and supporters for making this event such a tremendous success on so many fronts!!!

The Jersey City Green Team will forward the winning city information as soon as it's made available. Keep your fingers crossed!!

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 November 2010 08:50
Related to JC PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 18 September 2010 07:27

Please help keep the Liberty Humane Society from having to euthanize 40 cats. They have ringworm and can be treated. The state wants them euthanized if they aren't treated asp. They need to raise $2,500 for medication and supplies to treat the kitties. They've got $1800 as of 9/18/10. Please help.

Donate here:
Last Updated on Saturday, 18 September 2010 07:32
Farms in the City Event in JC PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 September 2010 08:41

Here is a short clip of what transpired at the August 21 meeting to discuss urban agriculture/greening in Jersey City

Farms in the City event in Jersey City PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 August 2010 13:46

Here is a short summary of what transpired at the meeting that took place on August at the Culinary Center of Hudson Community College.

What a tremendous turnout -- 63 participants, representing each of the six wards in Jersey City. The group included backyard and window box gardeners, college students passionate about food security, Jersey City municipal employees, Permaculture professionals, members of community organizations - and the list goes on and on including urban agricultural colleagues from around the NYC metro region. We congregated at the Hudson County Culinary Conference Center, curious and hopeful about what we could create together.

We all answered the CALL TO ACTION and gathered, along with our neighbors and fellow residents to DISCOVER, DREAM & DESIGN an urban agricultural action plan for Jersey City. We brought our collective resources to the table, shared our ideas and personal experiences and discussed the ways to make our dreams a reality.

Since FITC , the JC Green Team has received wonderful and inspired feedback from the attendees, which has been very encouraging. As we work towards finalizing this GOOD magazine competitive submission due next week it would be very helpful (ASAP!), to understand exactly what impact FITC had on its participants.

Please take the time out to join the MeetUp group at the link below and feel free to use it to convene your own neighborhood meetings.
WPA of Hudson County MeetUp: http://www.meetup.com/WPA-Hudson-County/

Here is the link to the Jersey City Green Team website, which includes Jersey City Green Map link. We are excited for what the future holds! http://sites.google.com/site/jcnjgreenteam/home

Thanks again for taking part in this inaugural event!
The Jersey City Green Team

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