Hoboken Tree Planting Program

Hoboken Tree Planting Program

Picture courtesy of : hobokennj.org

Help the Shade Tree Commission achieve their goal of having 4,000 healthy street trees by 2020. If you don’t have an existing tree well, they will open one for you! If you are a Hoboken property or condo owner, you can have a street tree planted by the Shade Tree commission in two ways:

1. In exchange for a suggested $100 donation, and your pledge to care for and water your tree, your request will be put on our first come first serve tree planting list! This list is subject to available budget and not every applicant is guaranteed a tree.

2. Help support the Hoboken Shade Tree Commission and be assured a spot in our next tree planning by assuming the entire cost of your tree planting. Cost will vary depending on tree location, pit opening requirements, and chosen vendor. Estimates range from $500 – $800, estimates are subject to change and can not be guaranteed at this time.

To get involved in the Hoboken Tree Planting Program, please visit www.hobokennj.org

Hoboken's Bike Share Program

Hudson Bike Share Map

 

Hoboken’s bike share program has been in the works for two years, and it’s finally expected to launch this September. Jersey City also has plans for the same type of program with Citi Bikes. Annual memberships cost $95—$75 if you signup before the launch—for unlimited 45-minute rides. Jersey City’s annual membership fee is $149. Daily and weekly passes are also available. The program allows members to lock bikes to existing racks located in Jersey City and Weehawken: Liberty State Park, Weehawken Waterfront Park, Lincoln Harbor, Grove Street, Exchange Place and Newport. For more information on how to sign up, visit https://hudsonbikeshare.com/

 

 

The SURE HOUSE - Solar Decathlon Project

Last week, Our good friend John Nastasi invited us to be a part of the Solar Decathlon project prejudging. Students of Stevens Institute of Technology are participating (for the third time) in this year’s Solar Decathlon, naming their house “The SURE HOUSE” – a sustainable, resilient home for coastal communities. This competition impacts a broader research and development enterprise at Stevens in partnership with major stakeholders in the New York Metropolitan region to address the creation of resilient urban coastal communities. As a research university focused on advanced solutions to 21st century problems, John Nastasi, lead faculty for the Solar Decathlon project and director of Stevens’ Product-Architecture & Engineering program, said it was important that Stevens step in to “play a critical public role in the discovery of new solutions to sustainability and resiliency.” We see this project as an incredible way to turn a negative into a positive learning experience, and we’re so happy we got to be included. To read more about the project, visit surehouse.org