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RESOURCES

CLIMATE ACTION
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).
Jersey City Climate Action Planning Bulletin 04
How can Jersey City achieve its GHG emissions reduction goals? This bulletin provides an overview of our current goals and the next steps we need to take to achieve them. (August 2019)
Jersey City Climate Action Planning Bulletin 03
This bulletin looks at the results of Jersey City's 2016 Community GHG Emissions Inventory. (July 2019)
Jersey City Climate Action Planning Bulletin 02
Jersey City is serious about its climate commitments. This bulletin explains the commitments the City has made to date. (April 2019)
Jersey City Climate Action Planning Bulletin 01
Jersey City has partnered with Montclair State University's PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies (PSEG ISS) to track the City's greenhouse gas emissions and draft a plan to reduce them. (March 2019)
ENERGY RESOURCES
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.
Go On A Low Carbon Diet
Learn how to reduce your CARBon footprint
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.
Energy Star Lighting Guide
Lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR certification deliver exceptional features, while using less energy.
NJ Power Switch
The Board of Public Utilities has created an entire website with helpful information, explanations, and tips about how to shop for renewable energy.
PACO Weatherization Program
PACO provides weatherization and home energy assistance for various income levels.
EPA’s Household Carbon Footprint Calculator
The calculator estimates your footprint in three areas: home energy, transportation and waste.
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.
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.
WATER & RESILIENCY RESOURCES
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 Resiliency Master Plan, Adaptation Master Plan, and Urban Environmental Green Infrastructure Plan.
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.
JC Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study
Jersey City Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study completed by Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program in 2017
Stormwater Brochure
This 2017: Year of Water brochure explains stormwater issues in Jersey City and offers tips on how residents can help.
Technical Details About EPA Consent Decree
View the Technical Details surrounding the EPA Consent Decree
EPA Consent Decree Overview
JCMUA will invest more than $52 million in repairs and upgrades to its existing infrastructure.
Sandy Recovery Plan
View the Jersey City Strategic Recovery Planning Report
Booker T. Washington Housing Stormwater & Resiliency Master Plan
This 2015 Study looks at ways to mitigate persistent site flooding at the Booker T. Washington Housing Development and other housing affordable housing communities in Jersey City.
Resiliency Master Plan
This document analyzes community data and storm history and determines areas of vulnerability within the City. This plan is part of several Resiliency Planning Document the City of Jersey City completed in 2017.
Adaptation Master Plan
The Adaptation Master Plan is an effort to identify implementation measures that will improve the flood resiliency of Jersey City. This plan is part of several Resiliency Planning Document the City of Jersey City completed in 2017.
Urban Environmental Green Infrastructure Plan
Outlines recommended green infrastructure methods for different areas of Jersey City, depending on topography, soils, and location. This plan is part of several Resiliency Planning Document the City of Jersey City completed in 2017.
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.
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.
Jersey City Tree Canopy Assessment
A 2015 report on current tree canopy in Jersey City.
PLASTIC BAG BAN
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 & WASTE
Recycling Flyer
Learn about curbside recycling in Jersey City
MAPS & DATA
Jersey City Sewer and Outfall  Map
Contains a diagram of all sewers in Jersey City, along with pump stations and combined sewer outfalls
Open Tree Map
Community-driven inventory of street trees in Jersey City
Environmental Resource Inventory
This 2017 report contains a comprehensive inventory of the City's environmental resources, including physical, biological, and selected cultural characteristics.
PRESS RELEASES
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
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