Energy Efficiency, Green Buildings

Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit organization in NJ that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. There are around 400 communities in New Jersey that participate in the Sustainable Jersey certification program.  This voluntary certification empowers municipalities to take the steps towards environmental stewardship for the benefit of current and future generations.  There are also specific certification programs:  Schools, Energy, and Resiliency (to help strengthen communities in regard to impacts of climate change).  Additionally, Sustainable Jersey provides education through webinars, workshops, and training events, which are listed on the website.  Is your town participating in Sustainable Jersey?  If you live elsewhere, does your state have a similar sustainability resource for your communities?

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  1. Suzanne Sowinski

    I was involved in Sustainable Jersey in my home town. It is a great marketing concept, especially when a potential home owner or business owner would like to set down some roots in a sustainable town in New Jersey. I would assume other states have similar programs. I am happy to say that my town, Sparta, had received the bronze certification on October 25, 2013. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, the town has done nothing further with regards to sustainability. Sad!

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