Sustainable Jersey™ is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. www.sustainableJersey.com
Sustainable Jersey provides:
A set of sustainable actions that municipalities implement to become certified. Actions include:
ordinances, programs, policies and procedures and retrofit or renovation of facilities.
Clear “how to” guidance and tools to enable communities to make progress on each action.
Access to grants and updates about existing and new funding opportunities to help communities
Sustainable Jersey’s 326 participating communities represent over half the state’s
municipalities and nearly 75% of its population. The Sustainable Jersey scene is
bigger than ever, and growing every year.
Save money. Get money:
Sustainable Jersey towns and cities implement practices that lead
to cost savings in energy, water, and garbage bills. The program
helps communities improve efficiency, cut waste, and stimulate
their local economy.
Registered towns get special priority access and notification of
incentives and grants and are eligible for the Sustainable Jersey
Small Grant Program which funds $220,000 worth of sustainable
projects annually across New Jersey.
Gain access to training, tools, and expert guidance.
Sustainable Jersey towns have access to clear “how to” guidance
and New Jersey specific actions and resources for developing a
comprehensive sustainable community program.
Regular training workshops, webinars, and leadership meetings
provide your town with connections to the leading experts in
municipal sustainability issues.
Get recognized. Promote your town:
Sustainable Jersey towns are promoted on our website, in
our publications, in the press, and at promotional events.
Towns that achieve certification are provided a customized
Sustainable Jersey logo that can be used on the town’s
Municipalities are honored at an annual Sustainable Jersey
luncheon at the New Jersey League of Municipalities
Conference. Annual Sustainable Jersey awards are bestowed
upon those who earn the most points and those towns that excel in
leadership, innovation, and collaboration.
Conserve valuable resources. Protect the environment.
Residents increasingly want to live in towns that are doing
their part for the environment. The Sustainable Jersey actions
cover a wide range of topic areas focusing on people,
prosperity and the planet.
By becoming a Sustainable Jersey certified town, you align your
municipality with your community’s values while saving both
natural and municipal resources.
Sustainable Certification at a Glance:
• New Jersey municipalities apply for certification
• The program is voluntary
• There is no fee for the certification, the use
of the program tools, or participation in the
• The certification is valid for three years
• There are two certification levels:
bronze level requires a total of 150 points and
silver level requires a total of 350 points
· 67 towns are Sustainable Jersey certified: 4 towns
at the silver level and 63 towns at the bronze level
· As of March 2011, 326 towns have registered and
are working towards certification
If your town is not already registered, Register Your Town Now: