Sustainable Communities


"Our times demand a new definition of leadership -- global leadership. They demand a new constellation of internatinal cooperation -- governments, civil society and the private sector, working together for a global public good." -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The Forum on Creative Policy Perspectives

Spring 2010 Programs

Sustainable Local Communities

A Two-Part Series

Building Political and Community Support for a Long-Term Sustainability Program

Tuesday, March 9, 2010  6:00-8:30 PM


  • Randall Solomon, Executive Director, NJ Sustainable State Institute, Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers 
  • Fred Profeta, Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Maplewood and Chair, state-wide Mayors Committee for a Green Future
  • Nick Joanow, City Councilman, Bloomfield


Green Jobs: Key to an Economically Viable Future

Tuesday, April 20, 2010  6:00-8:30 PM


  • Charles Bell, Vice Chair, National Jobs for All Coalition, Programs Director, Consumers Union
  • Chloe Tribich, Senior Policy Organizer, Center for Working Families
  • Jerry Flach, Project Director for Sustainable Building , Habitat for Humanity, Paterson & sustainable business owner 

Forums will be held in the University Commons, Room 168A-B
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470
A light dinner will be served.

Please R.S.V.P. to Prof. Sheila Collins;  973 720-3424