Participate in a Sustainable Jersey listening session
Sustainable Jersey is at a crossroads. Each day, more and more people are confronting the unsettling fact that the ecosystem is more fragile now than at any time in our recent history. For some people, extreme weather has captured their attention and driven concern with renewed urgency; for others, it is the impact of plastics in all areas of our lives. Whatever your entry point into the issues, it’s important to understand that we’re about to enter into the most critical ten-year period of our lifetime and, most likely, of human history.
The challenges we face are sobering. From climate change to water, waste and equity issues; so many of the big sustainability concerns are reaching a crisis point. In the face of these issues, how do we create a new era of sustainability in New Jersey—one that secures economic, environmental and community well-being?
When you work with local municipalities and school communities as we do at Sustainable Jersey, listening is our gold standard. We all have opinions and aspire to do great work, but we can’t do it alone. A listening session is one of the best ways to get constructive feedback and point us in the right direction to implement the strategies that will make a difference in communities throughout New Jersey.
Sustainable Jersey Listening Sessions
Join us at one of three listening sessions in September 2019 and share your thoughts on what the next ten years might look like for our state and the Sustainable Jersey program. If you work at the municipal level or are a member of a green team or task force, your participation at one of the listening sessions will help shape Sustainable Jersey’s future programming.
Our collective impact over the last ten years is significant and impressive. Help us envision the critical issues facing our municipalities and schools that Sustainable Jersey might tackle, how the program may better support the work you are doing on the ground and more.
- Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6pm-8:30pm. REGISTER
The Woodland (60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ)
- Friday, September 13, 2019, 9am – 12:00pm. REGISTER
The College of New Jersey, Business Building Student Lounge (2000 Pennington Road, Ewing).
- Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6pm-8:30pm. REGISTER
NJM Insurance Group (840 12th Street, Hammonton, NJ)
For the past decade, Sustainable Jersey has had an impact because we thought creatively and were laser-focused on having a measurable impact on communities. We want to continue to be innovative and push the envelope. As we look to the next ten years, what is the role of communities in securing the future? What should the role of Sustainable Jersey be? How can we work together to play our parts to solve these problems? We hope you will join Sustainable Jersey on this journey.
A Decade of Impact: Green Team Video Contest
Sustainable Jersey is also asking green team members to create a short video that highlights the positive impact the movement has had in their community. The entry deadline is September 8, 2019. Finalists’ videos will be hosted on the Sustainable Jersey website for public voting through October 20, 2019 and the selected winners will be recognized at the 2019 Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon on November 19, 2019 in Atlantic City. Learn more about the contest here.