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Hoboken Green Businesses

The Hoboken Green Team recognizes that local businesses play an important role in the sustainability and environmental responsibility of our City. We aim to build a thriving, active community of like-minded individuals and businesses committed to progressive, responsible environmental values; a community dedicated to the goals of improving and protecting our city, our residents, our businesses and our planet.

Does your business…

  • Reduce waste through activities such as composting or minimizing packaging?
  • Recycle "uncommon" items such as water filters or cooking oil?
  • Use efficient light bulbs, such as LED?
  • Buy in bulk with minimal packaging?
  • Participate in environmental causes (fairs, cleanups, green foundations, etc.)?
  • Or participate in anything else to help our community and the Earth?

If so, then apply for recognition as a HobokenGreen Business!

Why become a Hoboken Green Business?  Hoboken Green Businesses will receive a Hoboken Green Business sticker to display at their storefront; a digital version of the Hoboken Green Business sticker to post on their website; recognition as a Hoboken Green Business at the Hoboken Green Fair; a press release that will be distributed via the City Nixle emails, website, and social media; a “Green Business Spotlight” on the Hoboken Green Team Instagram page; a free space at the Hoboken Green Fair; and recognition as a Hoboken Green Business on the Hoboken website.

Click here to complete the Hoboken Green Business Application!

Click here to learn more about the Hoboken Green Team

Hoboken Green Businesses

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Hoboken Green Businesses

The Hoboken Green Team recognizes that local businesses play an important role in the sustainability and environmental responsibility of our City. We aim to build a thriving, active community of like-minded individuals and businesses committed to progressive, responsible environmental values; a community dedicated to the goals of improving and protecting our city, our residents, our businesses and our planet.

Does your business…

  • Reduce waste through activities such as composting or minimizing packaging?
  • Recycle "uncommon" items such as water filters or cooking oil?
  • Use efficient light bulbs, such as LED?
  • Buy in bulk with minimal packaging?
  • Participate in environmental causes (fairs, cleanups, green foundations, etc.)?
  • Or participate in anything else to help our community and the Earth?

If so, then apply for recognition as a HobokenGreen Business!

Why become a Hoboken Green Business?  Hoboken Green Businesses will receive a Hoboken Green Business sticker to display at their storefront; a digital version of the Hoboken Green Business sticker to post on their website; recognition as a Hoboken Green Business at the Hoboken Green Fair; a press release that will be distributed via the City Nixle emails, website, and social media; a “Green Business Spotlight” on the Hoboken Green Team Instagram page; a free space at the Hoboken Green Fair; and recognition as a Hoboken Green Business on the Hoboken website.

Click here to complete the Hoboken Green Business Application!

Click here to learn more about the Hoboken Green Team

2018 Green Businesses

The following Hoboken Green Businesses have completed the pledge and are were recognized by the Hoboken Green Team for the work they do to promote environmental responsibility in 2018:

Aether Game Cafe - 519 Washington Street

Sustainable game cafe taking an artisan approach to roasting organic and fair trade coffees, committed to serving clean and quality products.

Avocado Green Mattress - 12 Hudson Place, Suite 100

Vendor of mattresses and pillows made from natural, organic, and non-toxic materials with environmentally conscious, ethical and sustainable business practices.

Bareburger of Hoboken - 515 Washington Street

Organic and sustainable food restaurant with fresh, vibrant, clean food that sources ingredients as close to home as possible.

Carpathian Industries - 51 Newark Street

Sustainably conscious and value-oriented supplier of plastic and metal parts to a variety of small and midsize companies.

Choc O Pain French Bakery & Café of Hoboken - 157 First Street and 1500 Hudson Street

Environmentally conscious European bakery that uses compostable materials and offers discounts for reusable travel mugs.

Christina Andersen Floral Design - 720 Monroe Street

Sustainable floral studio workshop dedicated to recycling and reusing materials to reduce waste.

Hoby Dogy Pet Care - 105 11th Street

Pet care service that advocates sustainable practices and encourages recycling with its metal recycling program.

Little City Books - 100 Bloomfield Street

Local bookshop that prioritizes sustainable practices, recycles and reduces waste, and plans on cutting energy use.

Mint Market - 303 1st Street

Sustainable boutique shop that encourages reusing and recycling practices, and supports local, green source low harm and low impact items.

My Conscience My Choice LLC - 130 Park Ave, #2A

Eco-friendly business focused on helping consumers switch to more sustainable products, acting as a resource for clean-ingredient, cruelty-free, and natural product alternatives.

Nurturing Life Acupuncture & Wellness - 104 4th Street

Eco-friendly business that practices acupuncture as a sustainable healing method and maintains sustainable office practices.

Organic Basic Foods Grocery - 204 Washington Street

Organic and specialty market that serves all-natural products, and provides simple and healthy alternatives for a better life.

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten - 1422 Grand Street

Environmentally conscious restaurant that looks to offer biodegradable and eco-friendly food storage containers and reduce food waste.

Simply Juiced - 262 1st Street

Organic and sustainable restaurant that is committed to providing ethically sourced organic and locally farmed juices and foods.

Smushed Organics - 200 Jackson Street, #9

Sustainable business that focuses on providing healthy, clean food options for children, and uses eco-friendly recycling practices.

Sobsey’s Produce - 92 Bloomfield Street

Organic market that provides fresh, local produce and organic foods, and uses local vendors and ethical producers.

Sports Acupuncture & Family Wellness - 26-42 Newark Street

Eco-friendly business that practices acupuncture as a sustainable healing method and maintains sustainable office practices.

Stevens Institute of Technology - 1 Castle Point Terrace

University that encourages eco-friendly practices, promotes sustainable transportation, reduces landfill waste and is increasing energy efficiency.

The Little Grocery - 1212 Washington Street

Eco-friendly food restaurant that advocates sustainable practices, composts food waste, and promotes reusing and recycling.

Urban Consign & Design - 650 Newark Street

Green business that resells and recycles home furnishings, saving furniture from going to landfills.

Renting an Ojo Scooter

P3 Global Management operates Hoboken’s bike share program, JerseyBike. Last year they partnered with Ojo to bring their unique electric scooters to Hoboken. Initially, 50 Ojo scooters will be available for rent across the city. All Ojo scooters must be parked at JerseyBike docking stations.Refer to the Ojo app or information printed on the scooter for docking locations and instructions.

Rental fees: It costs $1.25 to unlock an Ojo scooter plus $0.18/minute during an active rental.

How to rent an Ojo scooter

1.      Download the Ojo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2.      Create an account by scanning your ID and providing payment information

3.      Unlock the Ojo by scanning the scooter’s QR code

4.      Go for a ride!

5.      Park your Ojo at the nearest JerseyBike docking station by pushing the kickstand down and pulling the Ojo scooter backwards

6.      End your ride in the Ojo app

7.      Repeat steps 1-6!

Always ride with safety and courtesy for other street users in mind. This means never riding on the sidewalk or parking your scooter in a place that could obstruct sidewalk space for pedestrians or people with disabilities or pushing strollers. To avoid being charged additional fees, all Ojo scooters must be parked at a JerseyBike docking station. Remember to always obey all traffic signs and regulations!

Follow these tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable Ojo ride.

Additional Rider Tips

·        To stop, squeeze both the right and left brake levers.

·        Always park at a designated JerseyBike docking station.If you park outside of one of the 36 designated stations, you will be charged an additional fee for the recovery of your vehicle. Please review the in-app map for dedicated return locations.

·        The Ojo can travel 50 miles on a full charge. If your battery depletes, park your Ojo in the closest, safest area, free from obstructing any pedestrian or vehicle paths. If the battery reaches 0%, the app will end your ride.

·        If you encounter any mechanical issues, before or during your ride, tap the “!” icon located at the bottom right of the selected Ojo overview screen to report the problem.

Reporting issues or complaints with Ojo scooters or service:

Follow the in-app instructions or call 973-836-9081.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

1.       How long will the e-scooter pilot last?

It will last six months, approximately from May 20 – November 20, 2019

2.       What will happen after the e-scooter pilot?

The City of Hoboken will conduct a survey of riders and review usage data to develop a report and make recommendations for future e-scooter share programs.

3.       Are e-scooters safe?

Yes! Recent studies conducted in Portland, OR and Austin, TX concluded that e-scooters are the cause of no more injuries than bicycles and that a significant share of e-scooter related injuries could have been prevented by wearing a helmet. E-scooters weigh about as much as bike share bicycles and travel at similar speeds as human-powered bicycles.  

4.       Can I ride on the sidewalk?

No, e-scooters must be ridden in the street only.

5.       Should I wear a helmet?

Absolutely.

6.       How much does an e-scooter cost to rent?

As of May 2019, Lime scooters cost $1 to unlock and $0.15 per minute to ride. As of May 2019, Ojo scooters cost $1.25 to unlock and $0.18 per minute to ride. Refer to the Lime and Ojo apps for the current pricing.

7.       Are there discounts for users receiving financial assistance?

Lime offers a 50% discount for anyone that qualifies for any state- or federally-run assistance program through its Lime Access program. Apply online at li.me/community-impact.

8.       Are there e-scooter speed limits in Hoboken?

Yes, e-scooters are prohibited from operating faster than 18 MPH in Hoboken.

9.   Are e-scooter rentals available 24/7?

No, currently e-scooters are only available for rental between 5 AM and 10 PM in Hoboken.

10.   Is there an age limit to ride an e-scooter?

Anyone 18 or older can ride an e-scooter in Hoboken.

11.   Where can I park an e-scooter?

E-scooters can be parked at any bike rack, in designated parking areas if available, or in the furnishing zone of the sidewalk next to the curb. See the image above for more guidance.

12.   How can I report e-scooter issues or concerns?

Use Hoboken’s 311 to report issues or concerns with scooters that don’t belong to Lime or Ojo. For reporting issues or concerns with scooters that belong to Lime, follow the in-app instructions or call or text 1-888-LIME-345 or email support@limebike.com.  For reporting issues or concerns with scooters that belong to Ojo, follow the in-app instructions or call 973-836-9081.

13.   Can I bring e-scooters on transit vehicles?

E-scooters are currently prohibited from transit vehicles in Hoboken. Refer to NJ Transit, PATH, NY Waterways for specific restrictions on their vehicles and in stations.

14.      Can I purchase my own electric-scooter?

Yes, you can purchase and operate your own e-scooter in Hoboken if it meets the legal requirements outlined in New Jersey state law.

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Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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