|What Does Certification Mean?
With nearly half of the towns in New Jersey registered, the Sustainable Jersey scene is bigger than ever. What we have by gaining certification is:
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 economies. 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 tools 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 important municipal sustainability issues.
Get recognized. Promote your town.
Sustainable Jersey towns are promoted on Sustainable Jersey website, in there 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 promotional materials. Municipalities are honored at an annual Sustainable Jersey luncheon at the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Annual Sustainable Jersey awards are bestowed to the top point getters 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. With the Borough becoming a Sustainable Jersey certified town, you align your municipality with your community’s values while saving your resources as well as nature's.