Sustainable Jersey for Schools at the

2019 New Jersey School Boards Association Workshop

October 21-24 at the Atlantic City Convention Center

Each year Sustainable Jersey for Schools exhibits during the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) Workshop, and provides a variety of trainings on different topics. Attend one of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools sessions and learn about best practices in schools and districts across the state.  Read about the Sustainable Jersey for Schools sessions HERE.

NJSBA member districts can can send up to 18 attendees to Workshop as part of their membership package. Speak with your district business office to register as part of your district member group. For more information about the 2019 "Imagine. Create. Lead." NJSBA Workshop, visit their website. 


Sustainable Jersey Sessions

21st Century Schools: Monday, October 21, 11:30am - 1:00pm, room 305/306

In this session, John Henry, Heather McCall and Jaimie Cloud will discuss exemplary schools and districts actions that are going beyond the resolution and the “chasing points” mentality and demonstrating a level of 21st century thinking that can accelerate the shift toward healthy people, regenerative ecosystems and prosperous communities.

The Grass is greener with grants: tuesday, october 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, room 308

Sustainable Jersey for Schools has provided over $1.8 million in grants to participating schools for over 450 projects. Learn about the exciting projects being undertaken by schools & districts and how your district can obtain funding for sustainability projects.

Sustainability champions: tuesday, october 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, room 308

Learn from schools and districts that are in the forefront of sustainability. This session will highlight best practices and case studies from this year's award-winning districts with the most certification points in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program.

  • Elementary Champion: George L. Catrambone Elementary - Long Branch School District

  • Middle School Champion: Christa McAuliffe Middle School -  Jackson Township School District

  • High School Champion: Brimm Medical Arts High School - Camden City Public Schools

declaring war on waste: wednesday, october 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm, room 308

This program will provide an overview of the newly released NJDEP School Food Waste Guidelines and provide creative strategies for reducing cafeteria waste.

learning from energy exemplars: wednesday, october 23, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, room 308

This session will feature case studies of schools utilizing Energy Tracking and Management to inform decision making about energy use and efficiency upgrades. We will learn how to save money in school operations by focusing on energy. Programs that engage students, such as the PowerSave program, can not only promote energy conservation in the school, but students can bring their learning home to help community residents understand their energy use and take action to reduce their energy bills. Updates on NJCEP programs will be provided in this session.