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New Jersey’s transition to a green economy is just at the starting-blocks. Tomorrow’s economy will be green all the way through. It needs to be.
Together we can create a cleaner and greener New Jersey, one that is based on sustainable prosperity — prosperity for the long-term, in harmony with the earth, capable of supporting future generations. To begin with, we still have a lot to clean up. New Jersey is still #1 on the list of Superfund sites. And a lot of other areas are contaminated, distressed, paved over, and poorly utilized. Using Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture, we can restore the land to its full ecological capacity to absorb carbon, clean the air, and nourish us.
Then there’s the way we operate our economy: our buildings, our land and water use, our transportation, our industry and agriculture. Our energy remains overwhelmingly fossil-based and nuclear, and fifty per cent of it is wasted. Our greenhouse gas emissions are coming down, but not nearly fast enough. And the poorest areas are also the most ecologically distressed. So there’s a lot that needs to be fixed.
And because that’s true everywhere, New Jersey has a new opportunity to lead in innovation and economic creativity. Going green offers a rapidly growing list of economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors.
So we invite you to share your vision, your knowledge, and your story, as a building-block of the new economy in our state.
The vision of a Green World is not fantasy; nor, however, is it realistic. What it is, is possible. (Charles Eisenstein, Climate: A New Story, 2018, p.278)