Sustainable Jersey for Schools Actions

Below you will find the list of Actions in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program. Click on the action title to learn more about the actions.

For more information on the program rules and updates, including certification requirements, pleaseĀ click here. To learn more about how the actions are developedĀ click here.

  • Board Leadership & Planning

    • Action details Professional Development for Sustainability

      5 Points Priority
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details District Sustainability Policy

      10 Points District Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Green Enhancement of District Strategic Plans

      10 Points District Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Strategic Plan Implementation of Green Initiatives

      10 Points District Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details School District Foundation

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details School Community Asset Mapping

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Climate Mitigation & Renewable Energy

    • Action details School Carbon Footprint

      10 Points Priority
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Buy Renewable Electricity

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Collaborate with Municipality on Government Energy Aggregation Program

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Onsite Renewable Generation System - Geothermal

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Onsite Renewable Generation System - Solar

      5 Points School Only
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Diversity & Equity

    • Action details Accessible Communications

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Breakfast After the Bell

      20 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Diversity on District Task Forces & Committees

      10 Points District Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Energy Efficiency

    • Action details Energy Audit

      5 Points Priority School Only
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 15, 20
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Building Efficiency Measures

      5 Points Priority School Only
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10, 20, 30
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Energy Tracking & Management

      10 Points School Only
      • This action has variable points: 10, 20
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Sustainable Energy Transition Plan

      10 Points
      • This action has variable points: 10, 20
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Food & Nutrition

    • Action details Healthy Food Choices Beyond the Cafeteria

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Promote Locally Grown Foods

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details School Gardens

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Green Cleaning

    • Action details Green Cleaning Policy & Plan

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Green Cleaning Supplies

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Green Cleaning Equipment

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Green Cleaning Training & Education Programs

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Green Design

    • Action details Green Building Policy

      10 Points Priority District Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Green Building Training

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Design, Build or Certify New Construction & Major Renovations to Green Standards

      10 Points School Only
      • This action has variable points: 10, 20, 50
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Green Purchasing

    • Action details Green Purchasing Policy

      10 Points Priority District Only
      • Submissions for this action do not expire
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Recycled Paper Purchase

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Energy Efficient Appliances or Equipment

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Healthy School Environments

    • Action details Indoor Air Quality Review

      15 Points Priority School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Access to Healthy Water in Schools

      20 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Asthma Friendly School

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Classroom Cleanup Protocol & Practices

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Classroom Chemical Purchase, Storage & Disposal Policy

      15 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Control Moisture/Mold

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details HVAC System Best Practices

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Anti-Idling Education & Enforcement

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Integrated Pest Management - Education & Organic Lawn Care

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Outdoor Air Quality Awareness Program

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Radon Testing and Mitigation

      10 Points School Only
      • This action has variable points: 10, 20
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Reporting Process for Indoor Air Quality Concerns

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Innovation Projects

    • Action details Innovative Project #1

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Innovative Project #2

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Learning Environment

    • Action details All Arts Disciplines Offered

      10 Points District Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Student Participation in the Arts

      10 Points District Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Curriculum Mapping

      20 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • School Grounds

    • Action details Biodiversity Audit & Management Plan

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Biodiversity Project

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Green Infrastructure Assessment & Plan

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Green Infrastructure Installation

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Student & Community Outreach

    • Action details Green Team

      10 Points Mandatory
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Community Education & Outreach

      10 Points Priority School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Green Fair

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details 'Green' Your Green Fair or School Event

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Green Challenges

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Civic & Stewardship Volunteer Initiatives

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Enrichment Programs through Partnership

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Student Learning

    • One action in this category will count towards the Priority Action certification requirement. All actions in this category will contribute to the point total necessary to achieve certification.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability Kindergarden

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability 1st Grade

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability 2nd Grade

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability 3rd Grade

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability Grades 4-12 Arts

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability Grades 4-12 Career and Technical Education

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability Grades 4-12 ELA

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability Grades 4-12 Health

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability Grades 4-12 Math

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability Grades 4-12 Science

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability Grades 4-12 Social Studies

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Education for Sustainability Grades 4-12 Technology

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Student and Staff Wellness

    • Action details School Wellness Council

      10 Points Priority School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details School Health Assessment

      20 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Programs to Promote Physical Activity

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Policies to Promote Physical Activity

      10 Points District Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Staff Wellness Program

      10 Points
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Student Safety

    • Action details Safe Routes to School District Policy

      10 Points District Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Promotion Initiatives

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Safe Driving Awareness Programs for High School Students

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details School Travel Plan for Walking and Biking

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

  • Waste Management & Recycling

    • Action details Waste Audit

      10 Points Priority School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Document Recycling Rates

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details EPA Waste Wi$e

      5 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Food Waste Management

      15 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Materials Reuse

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Recycling Non-Mandated Materials

      10 Points School Only
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.
    • Action details Waste or Source Reduction Tracking

      5 Points School Only
      • This action has variable points: 5, 10
      • At least one school in your district is working on this action. Changes to this action taken at the district level will override the school-level activity. Please consult with your schools prior to making any modification at the district level.

    No actions in this category match the search criteria.

Actions & Certification