Jersey City Climate and Energy Action Plan
The Jersey City Climate and Energy Action Plan was adopted by the Municipal Council and the Planning Board in 2021, after a two-year public process. The Climate and Energy Action Plan lays out implementable roadmaps for Jersey City’s highest priority climate actions. It is an adopted element of the Jersey City Master Plan. Appendix E of the plan includes documentation on the public process. It can be found HERE.
Jersey City Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
The City's first-ever Communitywide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, for the baseline year of 2016. This inventory was completed by the Office of Sustainability in partnership with Montclair State University's PSEG Institute for Sustainable Studies and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability USA. (August 2019).
Go On A Low Carbon Diet
Learn how to reduce your CARBon footprint
EPA’s Household Carbon Footprint Calculator
The calculator estimates your footprint in three areas: home energy, transportation and waste.
Energy Brochure
This 2018: Year of Energy brochure has information on energy use in Jersey City and includes tips on how residents can make greener energy choices.
New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program offers financial incentives and services for NJ residents, business owners and local governments to help them save energy, money and the environment.
U.S. Department of Energy Saving Guide
Energy Saver is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) consumer resource on saving energy and using renewable energy technologies at home.
Estimate Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use
The U.S. DOE's appliance and electronic energy use calculator allows you to estimate your annual energy use and cost to operate specific products.
NJ Power Switch
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has created an entire website with helpful information, explanations, and tips about how to shop for energy from third party suppliers.
PACO Weatherization Program
Jersey City's PACO provides weatherization and home energy assistance for various income levels.
Resilient Northeastern NJ Project Page
The Resilient Northeastern NJ project, launched in early 2021, will develop flood risk and resilience solutions for Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, and Bayonne. We invite you to visit the project website often to learn about how you can participate in the Resilient Northeastern NJ process and track the program’s progress.
Resilient Jersey City: A Summary of City-wide Resiliency and Climate Change Adaptation Plans
This concise document, published by the Division of Planning in the fall of 2019, neatly summarizes Jersey City's 2017 Resiliency Master Plan, Adaptation Master Plan, and Urban Environmental Green Infrastructure Plan. Find links to the full plans here: Resiliency Master PlanAdaptation Master Plan, Urban Environmental Green Infrastructure Plan
Jersey WaterCheck
Jersey Water Works created Jersey WaterCheck to help consumers understand their local water and sewer systems, the role these systems play in community public health, and ways to become a “water citizen.” This easy-to-use website will help you find out information about water systems throughout the state.
NJ Developer’s Green Infrastructure Guide
This Guide addresses basic questions about green stormwater infrastructure: what it is, how it works, what are its costs and benefits, and why it makes good business sense.
Green Infrastructure Guidance Manual for New Jersey
This manual from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program provides clear guidance for the identification, design, and implementation of green infrastructure practices throughout NJ.
Resilient Design Handbook
This handy guide provides information for residents and business owners about flooding in Jersey City as well as recommendations and best practices for Green Infrastructure and Resilient Building Design Strategies.
Stormwater Brochure
This 2017: Year of Water brochure explains stormwater issues in Jersey City and offers tips on how residents can help.
JC Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study
Jersey City Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study completed by Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program in 2017
EPA Consent Decree Overview
JCMUA will invest more than $52 million in repairs and upgrades to its existing infrastructure.
Sandy Recovery Plan
View the 2014 Jersey City Strategic Recovery Planning Report
Plastic Bag Ban Flyer
A city-wide ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect June 28th, 2019
Key Facts on Jersey City’s Plastic Bag Ban
More details on Jersey City's Plastic Bag Ban can be found here
JC Plastic Bag Ban Retail Training Guide
Handling customer questions to Jersey City's plastic bag ban
Jersey City Plastic Bag Ban FAQs
Consumers and Retailers FAQs for the Jersey City Plastic Bag Ban
Recycling Flyer
Learn about curbside recycling in Jersey City
Composting Flyer
Drop-off composting information, as of 7/17/20
Environmental Resource Inventory
This 2017 report contains a comprehensive inventory of the City's environmental resources, including physical, biological, and selected cultural characteristics.
Jersey City Tree Canopy Assessment
A 2015 report on current tree canopy in Jersey City.
Jersey City Sewer and Outfall  Map
Contains a diagram of all sewers in Jersey City, along with pump stations and combined sewer outfalls
Urban Pollinator Habitats Brochure
Pollinators are important for our environment and for biodiversity. As urbanization continues to alter the natural landscape, managing urban environments as important habitats for pollinators will become ever more relevant.
Jersey City to Invest $21M with Major Energy Infrastructure Improvements, Solidifying Position as a Regional Sustainability & Resiliency Leader
Jersey City’s first Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) will reduce operational costs, improve energy resiliency, and leverage energy savings to minimize cost on urgent capital infrastructure projects.
March 24, 2021
Jersey City Joins Regional Coalition to Launch Resilience Initiative for Flood Reduction
This joint effort between the NJDEP, Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, Bayonne, Hudson County, Ironbound Community Corporation, and HOPES Community Action Partnership, supported by a team of consultants led by Arcadis, will identify and implement flood risk reduction strategies for the Northeastern NJ region to improve long-term environmental and economic resilience.
March 25, 2021
Mayor Fulop Advancing as Leader in Green Technology, Transforming NJ’s Largest Municipal Fleet to most Expansive EV Fleets in the Country
Mayor Steven M. Fulop's Executive Order will require 10% of all new municipal fleet vehicles to be fully electric this year where available, with a goal of 100% of new municipal fleet vehicles to be fully electric by 2030.
July 13, 2020
33,000 lbs of Waste Redirected from Landfills to Greener Gardens under Jersey City’s First-ever Composting Program
Citywide composting success expands to include curbside pickup pilot program as drop off sites reopen for collection
July 17, 2020
Jersey City to Create Extensive, Multi-Layered Approach to Greatly Reduce Combined Sewage Overflows while Promoting Green Building Initiatives
1st Initiative under new Resiliency Master Plan uses Innovative, Cost-Effective Flood Reduction and Pollution Solutions
June 10, 2020
Jersey City Youth Challenged to find Climate Change Solutions within their Community for Annual Event
Online Pitch Event part of Collaboration with Jersey City Public Schools on Sustainability STEAM Challenge
May 28, 2020
Jersey City Officially Becomes First Large NJ City to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags
Starting June 28, 2019, it is a violation of the Municipal Code in Jersey City to use single-use or disposable plastic bags in both commercial and retail businesses.
June 28, 2019
Jersey City to Form Shade Tree Committee
Jersey City to Form Shade Tree Committee to Strategically Plant and Maintain Tree Canopy Citywide for Healthy Living and Environmental Benefits
June 26, 2019
Jersey City Awarded $2 Million for New Electric Garbage Trucks to Improve Air Quality
Jersey City Awarded $2 Million for New Electric Garbage Trucks to Improve Air Quality, Advancing the City’s Clean Technology Initiatives
June 3, 2019
Green Advancements in Jersey City continue to serve as a Model for a more Resilient Future
Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the City Council are moving forward to electrify transportation in Jersey City and serve as a model to expand green technology to every part of the state.
April 23, 2019
Jersey City Announces Year of Sustainable Neighborhoods; Highlights collaboration with Jersey City Public Schools on Sustainability STEAM Challenge
2019 will include events and programming designed to increase awareness of where sustainability can be implemented within the City’s many neighborhoods and connect residents to community initiatives that foster sustainability at a local scale.
March 15, 2019
Jersey City Joins Global Pledge to Reduce Emissions
Mayor Steven M. Fulop Joins the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy; City Will Conduct Emissions Audit and Develop Plan to Reduce
March 6, 2018
Mayor Steven M. Fulop Launches the Green Business Certification Program
Jersey City Encourages Local Businesses to Promote Sustainability and Help Reduce Environmental Impact
January 16, 2018
Mayor Fulop Joins “Mayors for Climate” Coalition Following President Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
82 U.S. Mayors pledge to adopt, honor and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals. Cities and local communities have some of the greatest areas of impact and opportunity on climate change
June 2, 2017