Climate Safe Elizabeth

Climate change is affecting all of us. It is making our city hotter and wetter than ever but there are ways to cool and dry our neighborhoods using green infrastructure. We want to hear from you about how you’ve experienced heat and flooding and what the city should do about it.

The Climate Safe Neighborhoods Task Force will take the results of this survey to the City and discuss how they can help to cool and dry our community.

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Civic Spring: Giving Youth a Voice

Groundwork Elizabeth was one of only 6 organizations spread across the US to be awarded a CIVIC SPRING grant by the Institute for Citizens and Scholars, to fund a program to give our Youth a voice in decisions which are made in our community. Partners included the City of Elizabeth, Mayor Chris Bollwage, Union County, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth, Lifelong Elizabeth, Gateway Family YMCA, Harbor Consultants, the Board of Education for Elizabeth Public Schools and Shaping Elizabeth.

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Featured Programs

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

The Come Grow With Us! initiative strives to increase access to sustainably grown foods and provide accompanying education in order to build sustainable and equitable communities. 

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YOUTH PROGRAMMING

Our Green Team are young stewards learning, working, and teaching about the environment. Their first-hand experiences make our neighborhoods a healthier and livable space.

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URBAN WATERS & TRAILS

We work to improve our urban streams, rivers, and estuaries. Groundwork has been working with the City, the County and the community to expand and upkeep the 2.5 mile Elizabeth River Trail.

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GREEN CAREERS

Working with local residents Groundwork Elizabeth plans and implements high-impact brownfield transformation and land-reuse projects, transforming environmental liabilities into community assets.

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