Sustainable Jersey For Schools
Sustainable Jersey Sessions at Workshop
Registration Overview - How to participate in Sustainable Jersey for Schools
Sustainability Actions for Certification
Digital Schools Program
Digital Schools Star Factsheet
NJ Climate Change Education Hub
NJ Student Climate Challenge - for grades 6-12
EmPowered Schools - PK-12 program with lessons and activities about saving energy
Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a free, voluntary certification program for pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade public schools in New Jersey. The program provides guidance, support, and recognition to schools that implement steps to be sustainable in their operations and that prepare students for a better future.
Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification actions cover a wide range of topic areas in three interrelated components of sustainability: 1) People: contribute to a strong civil society that provides opportunity for all, 2) Prosperity: support local economies and wise use of community resources and 3) Planet: practice responsible environmental management and conservation.
Since the launch of the Sustainable Jersey municipal program in 2009 and the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program in 2014, participants have successfully implemented and documented over 18,500 actions from our list of best practices. Nearly six-million dollars in grants have been awarded to municipalities, schools and school districts in the program.