FLEMINGTON, N.J. — Announcing our next “Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes” online, live webinar! Until we are able to meet again in person, we are providing forest landowners with free, monthly educational programs with valuable information, presented by industry experts.
Join us on Thursday, June 17th at 7pm for our next webinar, “Sustainable Jersey City and OpenTreeMap.” Sustainable Jersey City (SJC) is an organization focused on educational advocacy and outreach and . Toward that effort, SJC has enhanced and customized a popular open source application Open Tree Map to help citizen scientists map and manage the Jersey City Tree Inventory. In this talk, SJC will walk through their successful tree mapping campaign that attracted over 450 volunteers and discuss how they helped volunteers improve data accuracy of through both education and technology.
SJC will also talk through the additional features and tech enhancements they are planning for the rest of the year. The talk will conclude with an open discussion about the technology features to answer questions about the platform, community stewardship and how to better engage the public for helping our urban forests.
About Sustainable Jersey City
Sustainable Jersey City is a catalyst organization whose mission is to educate, empower and activate community stakeholders, to make Jersey City NJ and the region, a more sustainable and resilient place to live and work. Our vision is for Jersey City to become the greenest, most sustainable and resilient city in New Jersey, with community stakeholders that are educated about and committed to environmental, economic and social justice. Our programming focus is Emissions Reduction, Green Infrastructure and Waste Streams where central activities are developing and executing public facing education projects such as the SJC Tree Mapping Census & Stewardship Projects, Residential Trash Redux including Community Composting and campaigns directed at moving the needle thru engagement strategies we cultivate for specific targeted audiences, such as our Go Green Business Campaign where we are networking small and medium size businesses to share best practices as they pursue sustainability initiatives for their business operations.
SJC is a 501(c)3 education non-profit run entirely by volunteers passionate about our mission and vision.
–New Jersey Forestry Association