Jersey City’s Office of Sustainability was established in 2018 to oversee the City’s sustainability efforts across a variety of departments and sectors. The Office coordinates across City departments to improve the Jersey City’s sustainability practices and develop action plans for meeting the City’s climate and environmental goals. The Office also researches and implement new community sustainability policies and engages with the community to raise awareness of sustainable practices and sustainability resources.
For more information please contact the Office of Sustainability at MakeItGreen@jcnj.org
The Jersey City Environmental Commission (JCEC) is comprised of volunteer city residents who are appointed by the Mayor to serve three year terms. The JCEC holds meetings every month at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public.
The JCEC was re-established in 2011 to promote the protection and conservation of land, air, water and other natural resources within the City, and to educate the public and advise city government about the best methods for protecting and conserving these resources.
For more information, including meeting dates, visit their page on the City’s website.
JC START (Jersey City Stormwater Treatment and Resiliency Team) is a collaboration of community members, city government, local and regional nonprofit organizations, and universities to make Jersey City a sustainable community that prioritizes best stormwater management practices such as green infrastructure. Green Infrastructure practices capture, filter, absorb and reuse stormwater to maintain or mimic natural systems and treat runoff as a resource through projects that involve plants, soil, trees, and engineered landscapes. For more information, visit the JC START page.
Greener JC is an environmental action organization committed to supporting a more sustainable future in Jersey City. The organization’s actions include but are not limited to, promoting waste and energy reduction through community outreach and educational actions, supporting sustainable development efforts, and facilitating partnerships to help the community be resilient in the face of global climate change. Greener JC started as the environmental action subcommittee of the Jersey City Environmental Commission and is open to everyone.