Community Green Committee  Meetings  - JSQCA + SJC hosted via Zoom

Community Green Committee Meetings - JSQCA + SJC hosted via Zoom

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Join a JSQCA + SJC Community Green Committee Meeting _ NEW Monthly Mtg For JC Stakeholders !

About this event

This new collaboration between JSQCA + SJC welcomes individuals and community orgs, including neighborhood associations, and other stakeholders to a monthly discussion (3rd Wed evenings at 7pm) on topics that matter to making Jersey City a more sustainable and resilient city.

THESE MEETINGS WILL RECONVENE on Wed September 21st - 7pm.

September Agenda -

We will be joined by two guest speakers, Barkha Patel and Sam Pesin

  • Guest speaker Barkha Patel, Director of JC Infrastructure Department - The new Infrastructure Dept now oversees several Divisions including the Sustainability Division, Engineering, etc., and Offices like the Innoation Office, etc, with a focus on taking a more integrated approach toward attaining Jersey City's smart growth goals while implementing more green infrastructure and climate change ready initiatives across the city, in support of the Master Plan to make JC cleaner, greener and add to various positive quality of life aspects for residents and businesses here. Barkha and her team will join us to share about the structure of the Infrastructure Department and their priorities, helping the community to understand some of the changes that have occured as a result of this operational reorganization.
  • Guest speaker Sam Pesin, President / Friends of Liberty State Park - Sam will update us on the status of the privatization battle and share what community stakeholders can do to support keeping LSP the pristine treasure it is.

Please join us if your schedule permits - this meeting is free.

Zoom details will be emailed to you shortly before the meeting to those who register.

Previous meeting details from June below -

At this June 15th meeting we’ll be talking about Air Quality Issues in NJ and Jersey City, how the DEP is addressing / not addressing air pollution and emissions concerns around the state and what is happening with the NJ Turnpike Authority's proposal to expand I-78 aka the Turnpike Extension, which JC community orgs oppose, given the harm it will do to our community, and which goes against other plans the state has legislated to reduce emissions.

The Turnpike Extension would run from Newark through Jersey City to the Holland Tunnel - more information here.

We will discuss the following at this meeting -

  • Sustainable JC will share an update on the Heat Watch & Air Quality Campaign, showing map of Asthma Alley in JC - we have the highest rates of asthma in Hudson County
  • Members from Safe Streets and Empower NJ will share about the particulars of what the Turnpike Authority is proposing, the Legal Petition to stop it and ways for community groups and individuals can take action against the project - quick preview STRIKE THE PIKE Campaign flyer here.

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