Environmental Justice Alliance to Hold February Meeting

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation invites the public to attend the third community meeting of the Environmental Justice Alliance.  The meeting occurs on Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at The Second Reformed Church, located at 436 Union Street in Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.  This project helps residents and people, who work in the City of Hackensack, to learn about strategies they can use to reduce future flooding in the area, as well as make neighborhoods greener and healthier.

During the third meeting, the Environmental Justice Alliance (EJA) will focus on the upcoming green infrastructure plan for Hackensack.  Participants will learn about this important project to develop strategies to reduce future flooding, and how they can help influence the plan.  At the meeting, the EJA also plans to discuss future environmental events taking place in and around Hackensack.  The NNJCF invites anyone living or working in Hackensack to attend.  Participants learn about what they can do to address flooding in the city or to help beautify Central Hackensack through additional green infrastructure.

The Environmental Justice Alliance identifies solutions to flooding such as painted rain barrels to lessen the impact of flooding.

The Environmental Justice Alliance provides solutions such as painted rain barrels to mitigate the impact of flooding.

Light refreshments of snacks and soft drinks will be served.  People may register for the event online.  For information about the meeting, contact Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Executive Director of the NNJCF, at leo@nnjcf.org or call 201-568-5608 extension 2.

Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice

This community meeting is part of the NNJCF’s Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice project.  The project seeks to reduce flooding and also to improve environmental conditions for residents in central Hackensack and other parts of the city affected by flooding.  For more information, visit the project’s webpage.

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation produces these meetings in partnership with the City of Hackensack and Greater Bergen Community Action.  In addition, residents of Hackensack and representatives from several organizations in Hackensack get involved.  Several donors support the project in part.  These donors consist of The Funders Network, AARP, Valley Bank Foundation, and M&T Bank Foundation.  In addition, donors include PSEG Foundation, The Rotary Club of Hackensack, 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.  All donations received help to create a community rain garden or other environmental projects benefiting the community.  Donations may be made online.  In addition, contributions may be sent by check made out to ‘The Northern N.J. Community Foundation’ and enter ‘Hackensack Green’ in the memo line.  Send checks to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.  For further information about the NNJCF, call 201-568-5608 or send an e-mail.

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