Sustainable Jersey City will offer its Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability beginning on March 14.
A fast track immersive course on the principles of urban sustainability, resiliency and a balanced urban ecology, the program has trained more than 250 urban sustainability leaders since its launch in 2014.
The program spans 30 hours in total — 5 modules, 2 sessions each spanning 3 hours, and also includes a bonus work session to support and strategize new project ideas by the attendees.
The program will be held every Tuesday between Mar 14 and May 16 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm virtually over Zoom.
The fee is as follows: community members pay $75, college students pay $12 and alumni attend for free.
The program’s five modules will cover:
- Sustainability / Resiliency / Systems Thinking
- Environmental Justice / Eco Justice
- Emissions Reduction Opportunities
- Urban Ecology & Green Infrastructure
- Waste Streams Reduction
Each module has two sessions, the first provides a big picture global understanding of the topic, and then the second provides a set of local and regional perspectives. Together, these will allow attendees to apply their learnings to their community or workplace.
- 2023 Prospectus / SJC Certificate Program In Urban Sustainability
- 2023 Instructor Profiles
- 2023 Session Descriptions
- Testimonials – Class of 2022
- 2023 Registration
Said SJC President Deb Italiano “Jersey City is no stranger to environmental issues, be it our poor air quality, our deteriorating tree canopy, or worsening flooding. A city like ours needs environmental stewards who are educated on these issues and are empowered to address them within our communities. SJC’s Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability is a unique opportunity in civic engagement, where attendees learn about these issues from experts and are guided to lead their own project in making an impact — all for a nominal cost. I encourage anyone who cares about their environmental health, the future of their family, community and our city to take this course.”