The NNJCF works with regional municipalities to encourage and facilitate their subscribing to the certification program conducted by Sustainable Jersey. Sustainable Jersey is a not-for-profit group founded at the College of New Jersey in 2006 with a mission to promote sustainable practices in New Jersey.

Climate Change

We are launching an initiative to educate Northern New Jersey residents, municipalities, and businesses about climate change. The Foundation believes that we all need to be better informed and prepared for an increasing number of extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy. The Foundation is forming a partnership with the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center in Englewood, NJ, to develop and implement this long-range, comprehensive educational program. The Foundation has contracted with the Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES) to assist it in mobilizing eight municipalities along a stretch of the Hackensack River to invest in riverbank infrastructure that would accomplish two goals:

1. Create a regional economic engine by developing public parkways, venues, and entertainment opportunities along and on the river.

2. Design this development so that it also builds municipal resilience and increases public safety in the face of storms associated with climate change.

View the Concept Report here.