Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Center for Regenerative Community Solutions

Financing the Transition to a Clean Economy

aka Possible Planet

Basking Ridge, NJ


Financing the transition to a clean energy economy, through PACE and other models, and our official mission statement: 1. Providing local communities with educational services on the effects of climate change and other related issues that can affect their long term ability to regenerate their ecological and economic systems, 2. Providing local government institutions with assistance to undertake actions and initiatives to reduce and ameliorate present and expected extreme weather and other climate change effects, 3. Providing small businesses and non-profit organizations with funding to undertake actions and initiatives to reduce and ameliorate present and expected climate change effects in low and moderate-income communities, including communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Mr. Jonathan Cloud

Director of Business Development

Mrs. Victoria Zelin

Main Address

8 Revere Drive

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 USA

Formerly Known As

New Jersey PACE

Possible Planet


Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Job Creation, Resiliency





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Energy Resources Conservation and Development (C35)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (J12)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

CRCS addresses three distinct types of needs: (1) Clean Energy, Resiliency, and other Regenerative Financing needs for buildings, farms, and other properties (2) Global policy needs for a carbon reward to avoid the risk of catastrophic climate change to disrupt economies and financial markets (3) Desire on the part of many individuals to live in ecologically sound and socially harmonious communities, including ecovillages and cohousing neighborhoods

Our programs

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New Jersey PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy)

Where we work

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goals are: 1. Promote PACE and develop and implement new innovative financial models for financing clean energy, resiliency, and ecological restoration 2. Persuade policy makers to evaluate and test the Global Carbon Reward as a method for reducing climate risk 3. Develop eco-communities that provide and represent better ways of living together on Planet Earth

Our strategies are: 1. Promote legislation and program development for PACE and PACE Alternatives 2. Connect with key policy and decision makers to promote Global4C 3. Organize, educate, and inform community leaders about ecovillage and cohousing options and opportunities

Our leadership team includes individuals with extensive backgrounds in community organizing, bond and affordable housing finance, program development, project management, and sales of intangibles.

1. Implementation of PACE in NJ 2. Completion of demonstration projects for PACE Alternatives 3. Construction and/or conversion of one or more neighborhoods into ecovillage or cohousing communities

We have successfully advocated for the passage of PACE and other clean energy legislation in the state of NJ; developed and published peer-reviewed studies on the Global Carbon Reward and related climate finance topics; and organized and led meetings and special events around EcovillageNJ and the Ecovillagers Alliance. We've also managed funds and volunteers; created and updated web sites relevant to our initiatives; worked with multiple individuals and entities around the country; and hosted successful workshops and seminars on key topics relevant to our goals. What's next is (a) more of the same, and (b) hopefully, the implementation of PACE programs in NJ, and the implementation of PACE Alternatives elsewhere in the US.

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