2017 New Jersey Sustainability Summit

Local Action, Collective Impact

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 8:30am - 4:00pm

The College of New Jersey


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The 2017 New Jersey Sustainability Summit will explore how coordinated local action can achieve an increased collective impact. Sustainable Jersey brings together a unique mix of public and private, state and local partners to support communities in achieving remarkable progress.

This event attracts over 300 diverse participants from across New Jersey. Attendees will participate in thought provoking conversations that focus on engaging government, community, schools, business and academia in sustainable action.

Sustainable State of the State Report & Past Summit Presentations

Catch up on presentations and documents presented at the Sustainability Summit over the years on the Conference Presentations page.  All volumes of the New Jersey Sustainable State of the State Report can be found on the Publications page.

“The New Jersey Sustainability Summit provides an opportunity to hear how much progress is being made across the state as we all work toward building more sustainable communities.” -  Monica Coffey, Chair of Sustainable Margate

Who Should Attend?

The event is geared toward Sustainable Jersey and Sustainable Jersey for Schools green team and Task Force members, academics, elected officials, state and local agency representatives, business people, non-profit organizations and the interested public.


  • $35: Elected and appointed officials, public and non-profit employees, and green team volunteers
  • $100: All other attendees

Keynote Speaker

This year's keynote speaker is Chris Daggett, President & CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Chris comes with decades of experience leading regional efforts at the federal and state government, nonprofit and private industry arenas. Chris will share his insights on the long term implications and relevancy of collective impact on today's climate.

Sustainability Sessions

At concurrent sustainability sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn, listen and discuss issues ranging from water resources, energy, waste, civic engagement and local economies to school and municipal green teams. The event offers an exciting venue for networking, engagement and collaboration.

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select the breakout session and the information session you would like to attend. Review the list of 2017 Sustainability Sessions and Information Sessions.  The following session is available for CEUs:

  • Waste Not, Recycle More! Waste Management Strategies at the Local Level: 1.5 Classroom Credits for CRPs




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