Robert S. Dill:
Moving Bergen Community College Towards Sustainability: An Action Plan in Sustainability Initiatives.
While his project focused on Bergen Community College, he developed a sustainability plan that could be implemented at any midsize college or university. His Action Plan in Sustainability Initiatives has been an invaluable resource to bringing sustainability projects to Bergen Community College campus.
Chris P. Hanson:
Sustainable Jersey’s Progress in Essex County Municipalities: The Efficacy of Sustainable Development Frameworks.
His project examines the effectiveness of Sustainable Jersey Certification program through an analysis of a cluster of municipalities in Essex County.
Sustainable Business Plan for a Local Cafe.
Her business plan proposed to open a café with locally supplied materials in the Ringwood Manor state park.
Jenny R. Isaacs:
Protecting Migratory Shorebirds: A Stewardship Model of Conservation
Her project studied conservation practices pertaining to migratory shore birds, using surveys and participatory research to derive best practices.
Sue J. Pinera:
Renovating Homes Sustainably
She used her own home renovation project to research the complexities for the average homeowner to renovate their home in an efficient and sustainable manner.
City Survivors to City Thrivers: Shifting form a Sustainability Mindset to Community Thrivability
Her project focused on the Community aspect of Sustainability and the Sustainability aspect of Community. Through a study of community and grassroots sustainability initiatives in Patterson, she unveiled how the Urban National Historical Park in Patterson could re-envision a thriving community.
Leslie S. Raucher:
A Pocked Guide to Pocket Parks
Her project was designed give the average citizen the knowledge and power necessary to successfully build their own Pocket Park from start to finish. Through case studies of pocket parks in urban centers, Leslie’s project showed the significance of pocket parks and how they could be established in urban neighborhoods.
Mahwah: A Case Study In Sustainable Cities
His project studied actions taken by the Township of Mahwah to move in the direction of sustainability. An analysis of the Master Plan, it’s Addendum, and various town ordinances showed what the town could do to become a leader in sustainability.
Christopher M. Scaffa:
Reimagining Communities : A Look Into Green Infrastructure and Green Building Design
His project focused the principles of Green Building design on the development of intentional communities.
Julianne D. Scarola:
Reconnecting Communities By Growing Food: Retrofits to Suburbia
Her project focused on the participatory transformation of lawns and yards into edible landscapes and the use of suburban farming as a way of building stronger community ties.
Lauren A. Shur:
Walkabilty: A Key Component of Sustainability
Her project is a comparative study of cities with no walkability and those with significant walkable infrastructure. Through the comparative analysis of walkable infrastructure and community well being, Lauren demonstrated the benefits of walkability.
Rachel G. Weiland:
An Exploration of the Next Generation of Sustainability Leadership: A Case Study of Current Youth Sustainability Leaders
Her project focused on an analysis of the knowledge, skills and attitudes found in a sample of Youth Leaders, in an effort to derive trends and best practices.