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Monthly recognition program for heroes in the Sustainable Jersey program. Nominate a hero in your community!
38 Grants Awarded for School Sustainability Projects
Learn about the projects funded!
Registration is now open for the 2024 NJ Sustainability Summit on Friday, May 3rd at Bell Works, Holmdel.
Is your School a Digital School Star?
These schools leverage technology to enrich student learning, enhance communications, and improve operations. Interested in joining them?
Introducing our new toolkit to help schools reduce food waste, promote healthy food, and address food insecurity.
Check out the toolkit!
Applying for certification in 2024?
Visit the 2024 certification cycle page for full details.
View the Food Waste Actions - New & Updated webinar recording and presentation to learn more.
Information Session Recordings Now Available
Hear from educators who participated in the NJ Climate Challenge and learn how to get your students started on their project!
Sustainable Jersey-PSE&G Partnership Program
School Districts can NOW apply for free Energy Technical Assistance for School Facilities!
Program participants will work with members of the Sustainable Jersey energy team
Together you will identify and apply for utility incentives and New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) incentives. Learn more.
Preview NJ specific datasets and explore how they can be used to engage students and meet the Climate Change NJSLS across content areas.

Participating Districts and Schools

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Find participating districts and schools and search school certification reports to view documentation for approved actions.

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Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certification Program

Climate Change block

The New Jersey Student Climate Challenge is open to New Jersey public school students in grades 6 to 12. It is an innovative approach for teachers to inspire learning about climate change through interactive, place-based projects that align with the New Jersey Climate Change Education Student Learning Standards. Students collaborate in small groups to address a cause or impact of climate change within their school or community, showcasing their accomplishments through a digital story.

To further support educators in preparing their students for the Challenge, the New Jersey Climate Education Hub offers resources and lessons to introduce or support climate change education in the classroom. These resources will empower teachers to cultivate a deeper understanding of climate change among their students and effectively guide them in exploring their projects with enhanced comprehension and purpose. 

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Digital Innovative Classroom

Introducing the Digital Innovative Classroom Action. Teachers can showcase how they apply technology to engage students, enhance collaborative projects, and foster global classroom interconnectedness AND earn points towards. The action addresses:

  • Classroom Environment/Procedures
  • Planning, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Communication and Support

Get recognized for implementing digital learning and communications strategies and share your successes with peers!

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