Community Forum for a Greener, Sustainable Hackensack

Are you tired of flooding around your neighborhood? Air pollution in the area? Do you want the City of Hackensack to be more beautiful and resilient? Attend the Environmental Justice Alliance’s Community Forum on Monday, July 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   The forum is free and takes place at the Hackensack High School Media Library, located at 135 First Street in Hackensack, New Jersey 07601. The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation and the Hackensack Environmental Justice Alliance produce the event.

During the forum, the Environmental Justice Alliance will explore how green infrastructure and other strategies help address flooding, air pollution, heat islands, and other environmental issues. The NNJCF invites anyone living or working in Hackensack to attend, participate, and share their concerns. Find out what the City of Hackensack and community organizations are doing to address these issues.

The completed community rain garden beautifies the grounds of Hackensack High School.

A community rain garden beautifies the grounds of Hackensack High School.

Light refreshments will also be served. People may register for the event online. In addition, participants get a chance to win a $50 gift card from Target. For further information about the community forum, contact Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Executive Director of the NNJCF, by e-mail or call 201-568-5608 at extension 2.

Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice

This community forum is part of the NNJCF’s Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice project. This project seeks to reduce flooding and improve environmental conditions for residents in central Hackensack and also other parts of the city affected by flooding.

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation presents the program in partnership with Greater Bergen Community Action, City of Hackensack and Hackensack Public Schools, along with other community-based organizations in Hackensack. Supporters of the project include The Funders Network, AARP, Valley Bank Foundation, and M&T Bank Foundation.  In addition, donors include PSEG Foundation, The Rotary Club of Hackensack, TD Charitable Foundation, and other supporters.

Donations Appreciated

The NNJCF also seeks donations to support the Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice Project. Donations of any size are welcome.  Furthermore, all donations help to create environmental projects benefiting the community. Make a donation online. Send contributions by check made out to ‘The Northern N.J. Community Foundation’. Enter ‘Hackensack Green’ in the memo line. Mail checks to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 102, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601. For further information about the NNJCF, call 201-568-5608 or send an e-mail.

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