Resources

Resource Library

This page provides a curated set of reports, videos, and tools relating to Climate Change with particular focus on Northern New Jersey.

Climate 101

Climate Change in New Jersey: A Brief IntroductionClimate-Change-in-New-Jersey-A-Brief-Introduction (pdf)

Climate Change in New Jersey: Impacts and ResponsesClimate-Change-in-NJ-Impacts-and-Responses (pdf)

20 Good Ideas for Promoting Climate Resilience – Georgetown Climate Center (pdf)

Climate Change is a Problem We Can Solve – NJ Climate Change Alliance – Rutgers

New Jersey Can Make a Difference – NJ Climate Change Resource Center – Rutgers

Addressing Climate Change is a Monumental Opportunity – NJ Climate Change Alliance – Rutgers

Municipalities are the Front Line of Climate Change – NJ Climate Change Alliance – Rutgers

Economic Development and Environmental Protection – NJ Climate Change Alliance – Rutgers

Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice TimelineThe Acre-Duke Partnership to Improve Sanitation Access in Lowndes County, Alabama

An interactive webpage that tracks the history of the United States environmental justice movement across time and space.

The Principles of Environmental Justice (pdf)/ Los Principios De La Justicia Ambiental (JA) (pdf)

Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC, drafted and adopted these 17 principles of Environmental Justice. Since then, the Principles have served as a defining document for the growing grassroots movement for environmental justice.

Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing (pdf) – Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice

Energy Democracy Scorecard FlipbookEmerald Cities Collaborative (pdf)

Energy Democracy FlipbookEmerald Cities Collaborative (pdf)

Greening in Place: Protecting Communities from Displacement (pdf) – Audubon Center at Debs Park

Greening in Place Webinar: Can Equitable Green Development Protect Communities from Displacement

Energy & Emissions

New Jersey Global Warming Response Act 80 x 50 Report – NJ Department of Environmental Protection

“Recognizing the need for coordinated action in the public and private sectors, the New Jersey Global Warming Response Act (P.L. 2007 c.112; P.L. 2018 c.197) (GWRA) directed the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in collaboration with other state agencies, to develop plans and make recommendations for reducing emissions of climate pollutants, represented throughout this report as carbon dioxide equivalent emissions or CO2e, to 80% below their 2006 levels by the year 2050 (known as the “80×50” goal). Building upon New Jersey’s 2019 Energy Master Plan (2019 EMP) and Governor Phil Murphy’s vision for 100% clean energy by 2050, this report analyzes New Jersey’s emissions reductions to date, evaluates plans presently in place for further reducing emissions, and presents a set of strategies across seven emission sectors for policymakers to consider in formulating legislation, regulations, policy and programs to ensure that New Jersey achieves the 80×50 goal.”

NJ Global Warming Response Act 80 x 50 Webinar – NJ Climate Change Alliance

Food & Agriculture

Food Waste Reduction and Recycling in Bergen County Presentation – Montclair State University PSEG Institute of Sustainability Studies Green Team (pdf)

Climate Smart Gardening – NJ Climate Change Resource Center – Rutgers (pdf)

Climate Change and Agriculture in the Garden State – NJ Climate Change Resource Center – Rutgers