Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey. It assists communities that wish to provide certain “go green” initiatives which over the long term will sustain their quality of life and in many cases save money. It is the most successful statewide municipal sustainability certification program in the country.
The program recognizes municipalities that support community efforts which reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve environmental equity, Sustainable Jersey empowers New Jersey towns to build a better world for future generations.
The Hudson TMA can, at no cost, help municipalities achieve certification by providing Alternate Transportation and Bike/Walk workshops under the ” Green Challenges and Community Programs” category; Anti-Idling Education and Safe Routes to School Programs under the “Health and Wellness” category; Green Fairs under the “Green Fair” category; and Complete Streets under the “Land Use and Transportation” category.
Over 300 of New Jersey’s towns and cities (56%-or 315 towns across all 21 counties) have registered to become Sustainable Jersey certified.
Sustainable Jersey is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ Mayors’ Committee for a Green Future and the Municipal Land Use Center at The College of New Jersey, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities