Annual Awards

Each year Sustainable Jersey for Schools presents awards to the Sustainability Champions at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, leadership, green team collaboration and sustainability makes $ense awards.  Award winners are selected from the schools that were certified in the designated award year.

Sustainability Champions

The Sustainability Champion award recognizes schools that have scored the most points in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Elementary School Champion

  • 2015: Three Bridges Elementary School (390 Points) 
  • 2016: Reeds Road Elementary School (415 points)

Middle School Champion

  • 2015: Galloway Township Middle School (360 Points)
  • 2016: Alder Avenue Middle School (275 points)

High School Champion

  • 2015: Egg Harbor Township High School (360 Points)
  • Egg Harbor Township High School (390 points)

2015 Leadership Awards

The Sustainable Jersey for Schools Leadership Award is presented to the district(s) that coordinated the work of multiple schools and enabled all schools in the district to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in the first program year: Cherry Hill School District, Egg Harbor Township School District, Medford Township School District, Readington Township School District, Wayne Township School District.

Green Team Collaboration Award

The green team collaboration award recognizes municipal and school green teams working together to advance sustainability in their schools and communities.

  • 2016: South Orange Maplewood School District and the Maplewood Green Team (Essex County)

Sustainability Makes $ense Award

This award recognizes a district that has demonstrated exemplary progress in sustainability which results in cost savings to the school district.

  • 2016: Long Branch Public School District (Monmouth County)

View the full list of schools certified in 2017 HERE.