Project GreenTime

Project GreenTime is a new initiative focused on getting families and their children outdoors. The Office’s review of available research indicates a variety of benefits from increased time spent outdoors in terms of children’s health and academic performance, as well as additional opportunities for civic and environmental education. To increase children’s outdoor time, the Office is embarking upon a variety of projects, including but not limited to “green schoolyards”, natural lending libraries, story walks, and green jobs education. The Office is working with a variety of public and private sector partners to implement these projects, including the Jersey City Board of Education, Jersey City Housing Authority, National League of Cities, and Children and Nature Network. Moving forward, the Office will focus on leveraging outdoor spaces to increase family and community engagement, physical activity, and environmental literacy through an array of projects and partnerships.