Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State

WHAT: The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC), New Jersey Climate Change Alliance, and Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will co-host Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State to discuss opportunities for restarting New Jersey’s economy, post COVID-19, in ways that intersect health equity and social well-being with addressing climate change, building inclusive and vibrant communities, and expanding opportunities for civic engagement. The CCRC is co-directed by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Rutgers Climate Institute, both of which serve to engage many programs from throughout the University, other academic institutions, and other partners in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.  

Panels include “Setting the Stage,” Opportunities to Intersect COVID-19 Rebuilding Efforts with State Climate, Health, Energy, Social and Economic Goals,” and “Short and Medium-term Opportunities and Challenges Moving Forward.”

The virtual panels are free and open to the public.

WHEN:  Friday, June 12, 2020 1:00-3:30pm and Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:00-3:30pm

WHERE: Via WebEx. To register, click here.

WHO: Moderated by Kiki Jamieson, president of The Fund for New Jersey

Panelists include:

  • James W. Hughes, University Professor at Rutgers University–New Brunswick 
  • Richard F. Keevey, executive in residence at Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University–New Brunswick 
  • Denise V. Rodgers, vice chancellor of interprofessional programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • John Weingart, associate director at Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University–New Brunswick 
  • Ana Baptista, Ph.D., assistant professor of professional practice and chair of environmental policy and sustainability management program at The New School
  • Brandon McKoy, president of New Jersey Policy Perspective
  • Robert Kopp, professor and director of the Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick 
  • Jorge Santos, chief of staff at New Jersey Economic Development Authority
  • Randall Solomon, executive director of Sustainable Jersey
  • Richard Lawton, executive director of New Jersey Sustainable Business Council
  • Barbara George Johnson, executive director of John S. Watson Institute For Public Policy at Thomas Edison State University
  • Kevin Sumner, facilitator at Public Health Associations’ Collaborating Effort
  • Tom Wright, president and ceo of Regional Plan Association

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Broadcast interviews: Rutgers University has broadcast-quality TV and radio studios available for remote live or taped interviews with Rutgers experts. For more information, contact Neal Buccino at neal.buccino@echo.rutgers.edu

ABOUT RUTGERS—NEW BRUNSWICK

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is where Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, began more than 250 years ago. Ranked among the world’s top 60 universities, Rutgers’s flagship is a leading public research institution and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. It has an internationally acclaimed faculty, 12 degree-granting schools and the Big Ten Conference’s most diverse student body.




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