What does it mean to say that Possible Bound Brook represents an experiment in community regeneration?
Firstly, it means that we believe there is a possibility for Bound Brook to become a model for sustainable living for communities of its size and complexity everywhere. We recognize this complexity at several levels: the language and cultural divide, the downtown vs. north of 28 divide, the absentee owner issue, the history of partisan division, and so on. Notwithstanding these difficulties, the Borough is moving forward with the creation of a Green Team to pursue the basic Sustainable Jersey actions, including a Municipal Carbon Footprint and a Community Carbon Footprint; it has approved a proclamation joining The Race to Zero Carbon; and expressed its openness to proposed sustainability solutions and demonstration projects such as the Urban Agriculture initiative supported by CRCS and the Promenade Boulevard Home Depot.
Secondly, we have a number of “solutions” waiting to be tried out in a variety of ways, in town and across its many boundaries:
- The Bound Brook Civic Cooperative Association
- Community gardens, container gardens, and other urban agriculture initiatives
- A local currency, developed and tested in Massachusetts and elsewhere
- Cohousing development opportunities
- Energy efficiency & resiliency improvement financing for commercial and multifamily properties
And thirdly, we mean that there is a new opportunity for residents and business owners to come together to develop a renewed sense of community and of common purpose. If you agree with this, please contact us or add yourself to our mailing list, so that we can let you know about meetings and events of interest.