New Jersey Based and Consensus Driven

Sustainable Jersey for Schools developed and continues to expand a menu of actions that are worth points toward certification.

The program uses a transparent, participatory process that operates through topic specific task forces.  The task force structure provides a collaborative framework that brings together leaders from school districts, state agencies, universities, government, non-profit associations and businesses to define sustainability standards. 

The actions are updated on a continuous basis. Each of the task forces is asked to:

  • Ensure that the actions are up to date and consistent with evolving education programs and science
  • Receive feedback from the schools and districts and make improvements
  • Identify obstacles to implementation that come from regulatory, financial or other conditions that can be changed
  • Engage substantive research and policy development to produce new actions and best practices that are cutting edge.