Jersey City is in competition with two California cities, Hippietown and Granola City (aka Santa Monica and Riverside), for the coveted title of most sustainable city given by The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center and Siemens Corporation. Jersey City launched this initiative last year as Mayor Healy unveiled our "365 Days of Green" campaign. From top to bottom, from the Mayor's office to the citizens in Jersey City this took hard work and a real passion for our fair city. Said Healy in a statement: "Jersey City already has a community that understands sustainability and living green, but we believe that these programs will help our residents and business owners to further incorporate green practices into their daily lives and also reach more people."
Jersey City was noted for: Completion a municipal energy audit and fleet inventory, enacting a green purchasing policy, adoption agricultural friendly zoning and creation programs for residents to adopt community gardens and parks, in addition to the Sustainable Jersey certification.
Jersey City had better be announced the winner on April 19th or else some people in Hippietown, Granola City and the judging panel might whoops, accidentally sleep with the sustainable fishes.