Resources

List of Key Green Economy Resources for New Jersey

Please help us make this “New Jersey’s Most Comprehensive List of Green Economy Resources.”

We use this page to list Green Economy resources as we come across them. If they have RSS feeds, we typically add them to our News section. These ones do not, but have important and often current information:

New Jersey

Sustainable Jersey

Actually, Sustainable Jersey does have a news feed, but it doesn’t render correctly on our site. So to see the latest SJ news, click here.

Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs.  By supporting community efforts to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve environmental equity, Sustainable Jersey is empowering communities to build a better world for future generations.

Download the 2018 Sustainable State of the State Report here.

New Jersey Sustainable Business Council

Sustainable business innovation is becoming a growing force animated by the common aim of achieving economic development that is compatible with shared prosperity and environmental stewardship. Now, hundreds of thousands of businesses, large and small and across all sectors, prove every day that an expanded definition of success is possible.

Building on their proven approaches, NJSBC is where like-minded businesses are joining together for the purpose of creating a new and dynamic 21st century economy for the Garden State based on the “triple bottom line”: people, profit, and planet.

New Jersey Green Program of Study

This site looks older and may be a little out of date, but should be of special interest to educators.

PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies

Montclair State’s PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies supports transdisciplinary research and community projects that grow more resilient communities worldwide. From climate change research in New Jersey, to energy studies in Vietnam and modeling water availability in Africa, the work of Montclair State University’s faculty cover the world with results shared with local residents, state agencies and professionals.

NJHEPS

The NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability. NJHEPS’ work is to support and guide New Jersey’s higher education institutions in both individual and collective activities to advance sustainability. (Website appears to be down as of 8/9/2018.)

Network for Responsible Public Policy

Note: Network for Responsible Public Policy is the new name of North Jersey Public Policy Network.

Network for Responsible Public Policy is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides credible news and authoritative information on key public policy issues to foster informed citizenry and civic engagement. NFRPP is a trusted source that follows media literacy guidelines

We strive to motivate conversations, mitigate polarization, and combat misinformation. Our vision is to contribute to and foster a vibrant democracy through education and civic engagement.

Lead NJ

Lead New Jersey brings together a highly select group of leaders to learn about the cutting edge issues facing New Jersey, link directly with talented leaders working throughout the state, and lead as a champion of their own most cherished ideas and values. LNJ develops well-informed leaders, known as Fellows, who are prepared to cross boundaries across sectors, work effectively with people of all backgrounds, and find common ground with those who may think differently about issues. LNJ’s network of more than 1500 Fellows is our state’s most valuable resource for professional connections and community service.

LeadNJ Talent Exchange

The Lead New Jersey Talent Exchange enables users to seek career and volunteer opportunities and board openings.  Use the Talent Exchange to expand your networks and tap the pool of LNJ Fellows and Friends.

Talent Exchange submissions will be periodically aggregated and e-mailed to subscribed LNJ Fellows as well as added to the list below.  If you have a Talent Exchange submission, please e-mail all details as you want it published, including contact information, to info@leadnj.org.

LeadNJ Resource Library

Additional resources on leadership, government, education, economic development and entrepreneurship, criminal justice, environment, energy, and health.

Duke Farms

Duke Farms is a leader in environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region. Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of its educational programs, demonstrations and research, Duke Farms inspires people to transform their approach to conservation and to start building a more sustainable future. Read more here…

City Green

City Green is a 501(c)3 urban farming and gardening organization, based in Clifton, New Jersey working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming. It offers practical, technical and financial resources in support of environmental stewardship, equitable access to healthy food, and ecologically sustainable communities.

City Green envisions livable, green urban communities that are socially, economically and environmentally rejuvenated.  Because of the community garden and greening projects carried out by the community with the help of City Green, residents have access to bountiful fresh produce; youth have volunteer, work and leadership opportunities in the community; and neighborhoods have welcoming, safe, natural respites that are a focal point for sociability, community involvement, cultural expression and individual empowerment.

Sustainable Community Sites

Sustainable Jersey City

Sustainable Monroe

Cooperatives

Cherry Valley Cooperative

Other

Green Resources & Events New Jersey

Global

http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org

The GGKP is a dynamic partnership among the world’s leading organizations, academic institutions and think tanks active in areas related to green growth and green economy. These partners are committed to collaborating in the generation, management and sharing of green growth knowledge. See http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/partners.

Green Bank Network

The Green Bank Network (GBN) is a membership organization formed to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange among existing Green Banks, enabling them to share best practices and lessons learned. The GBN also aims to serve as a source of knowledge and a network for jurisdictions that seek to establish a Green Bank.

At the Paris COP21 conference in December 2015, the Australian Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Japan Green Fund, Malaysia Green Technology Corporation, Connecticut Green Bank, NY Green Bank, and Green Investment Group (formerly named UK Green Investment Bank) announced the formation of the Green Bank Network. These Green Banks are working with two non-profit organizations, the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) and the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), to build the Green Bank Network, with funding from ClimateWorks for 2016.

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