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Jersey City Schools Receive State Grant for Green Infrastructure

Jersey City Schools will receive a grant from the state to help retrofit schools with green infrastructure and rain gardens. According to an announcement today by Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette, the grant is part of a $7 million statewide program to enhance and modernize local stormwater management practices and infrastructure and to […]

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Sustainable JC to Offers Certificate Program in Urban Sustainability

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 — […]

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Years After a Forester’s Explosive Memo, City Continues to Underfund Trees, Say Workers

It was 2017, and Jersey City Forester Ryan Metz had had enough. After only nine months on the job he tendered his resignation, frustrated by the city’s underfunded and dysfunctional forestry program. In an explosive four page resignation memo obtained by the Jersey City Times, Metz catalogued myriad problems and detailed his ideas for addressing […]

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A Committee Grapples with Tree Maintenance Throughout City

In what has become an annual ritual, on Monday at the monthly meeting of the Shade Tree Committee, Jersey City’s new forester, Mike DiCiancia, acknowledged that the city’s top priority for trees should be pruning and removals, not planting, something the city has failed to budget for adequately (or even specifically) for fifteen years. In […]