The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) invites the public to attend the “Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice Community Meeting” on Monday, November 27, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The meeting takes place at The Second Reformed Church, located at 436 Union Street in Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.
Join the NNJCF and find out about an exciting project to help reduce future flooding in Hackensack and make neighborhoods in the city greener and healthier. The meeting also provides participants with an opportunity to learn about green infrastructure and environmental justice. In addition, the NNJCF plans to provide information for participants’ involvement in strategies to promote these issues in central Hackensack.
The meeting is produced by the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Hackensack and Greater Bergen Community Action, as well as residents of Hackensack and representatives from several organizations in Hackensack. Light refreshments of snacks and soft drinks will also be served. People may register for the event here. For information about the meeting, contact Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Executive Director of the NNJCF, at email@example.com or call 201-568-5608 extension 2.
Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice
This community meeting comprises part of the NNJCF’s Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice project. The project seeks to reduce flooding and improve environmental conditions for residents of central Hackensack. In addition, the project aims to assist other parts of the city affected by flooding. For more information, visit the project’s webpage.
Working in partnership with the City of Hackensack and Greater Bergen Community Action,the NNJCF produces the project. In addition, Hackensack residents and representatives of several organizations in Hackensack participate. Supporters for the project include: The Funders Network, AARP, Valley Bank Foundation, M&T Bank Foundation, and PSEG Foundation. Additional contributors to the project include the Hackensack Rotary Club, and other supporters.
Founded in 1998, The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2023. From its headquarters in Hackensack, the organization’s work covers the environment, and arts and culture. In addition, other areas of interest encompass public health, education, civic engagement, and philanthropy. The Foundation works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups to improve community life. The NNJCF creates collaborative partnerships to identify and resolve regional problems. The Foundation discovers and explores opportunities by talking and learning from each other. The organization also shares ideas, best practices, services, and resources.