29 JUL 2019

Sustainability Challenge Student Art Banners on Display along the Jersey City Waterfront Esplanade

Goldman Sachs is excited to announce the debut of new Student Art Project banners on display outside our Jersey City office starting on Monday, July 29.  

For the last 15 years, Goldman Sachs has sponsored the Jersey City Student Art Project, a free arts and education program that exposes local students to new artistic mediums, environments and friends within their community. The firm has been a proud member of the Jersey City community since the construction of its office building at 30 Hudson Street in 2004.

 

This year, the firm supported the Jersey City Sustainability STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Reusable Bag Challenge. The Jersey City Sustainability STEAM Reusable Bag Challenge is a partnership between Goldman Sachs, Jersey City Public Schools, the Jersey City Office of Sustainability, the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, and artist Jesse Wright that brings hands-on STEAM programming to Jersey City public school students in kindergarten through second grade.

 

 

The Reusable Bag Challenge educated kindergarten through second grade students about the harmful impacts of plastic waste, and culminated in the creation of individual student masterpieces. A panel of judges, comprised of numerous Sustainability STEAM Challenge sponsors, selected 12 art pieces to be entered into a citywide, online voting campaign. Members of the public submitted over 250,000 votes to select a winning design that is now featured on thousands of free, reusable bags sponsored by Goldman Sachs and manufactured by a 10,000 Small Businesses graduate. Community TeamWorks volunteers distributed these bags to Jersey City residents at a citywide event called “Bagapalooza” at City Hall.

In recognition of the Jersey City Public School students’ efforts to enhance their local community and protect the environment, local residents are encouraged to use these reusable bags and view the select student artwork designs on display along the Jersey City waterfront esplanade adjacent to the firm’s office at 30 Hudson Street through August 2020.