We invite you to join us in developing new ideas for New Jersey. We are uniquely positioned to make a difference. We have many challenges, including an agonizingly slow economic recovery, political and economic divisions that are obstructions to achieving sustainability and resiliency in the face of sea level rise and other impacts of climate change, etc. But our opportunities are greater than our challenges.
New Jersey is, as everyone knows, the most densely-populated state in the U.S. (an average 1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average). But did you also know that NJ has the most Ph.D.s per square mile?
New Jersey is also home to what is arguably the most successful sustainability initiative in the U.S., Sustainable Jersey. SJ reaches 432 out of 565 municipalities, with 193 currently certified (as of December 2015). Here is the organization’s 2015 “State of the State Report (Vol. 1)” and the technical appendix (Vol. 2).
“Possible New Jersey” is an initiative of the Center for Regenerative Community Solutions, a NJ-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting communities address the social and economic impacts of climate change, the loss of biodiversity, the largest number of toxic waste dumps in the U.S. and other challenges. What you can do is to join the conversation, and help us in building new community initiatives to make NJ the most sustainable state in the country.
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