Please find below links to the Brigantine Green Team’s Constitution and Communication Guidelines, as well as FAQ’s regarding the Sustainable Jersey Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Sustainable Jersey
• What is Sustainable Jersey? Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, control costs and save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.
• What does the program offer municipalities? It identifies actions that define what communities must achieve. It provides tools and guidance to enable communities to make progress. It links or creates incentives for municipalities that are making progress toward the actions.
• Will municipalities get recognition for achieving certification? The certification is a prestigious designation for municipal governments in New Jersey. Municipalities that achieve the certification are considered by their peers, by state government, and by the experts and civic organizations in New Jersey, to be among the leading municipalities. Municipalities that complete the certification requirements will be recognized at an annual awards event held at the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference in November.
• Is the State of New Jersey going to mandate participation in Sustainable Jersey? No. The program is strictly voluntary.
• How is the Sustainable Jersey certification different from other “green” certification programs? Sustainable Jersey does not focus on just one issue, like curbing global warming. Our program encompasses a range of issues including global warming, pollution, biodiversity, land use, air and water quality, equity, buying local, local living economies, sustainable agriculture, and more. Also, the Sustainable Jersey certification process was developed specifically for New Jersey municipalities, so the actions, tools, and incentives directly apply to your needs.
• Who are the Sustainable Jersey project partners? The program is an initiative of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ Mayors’ Committee for a Green Future, the Municipal Land Use Center at the College of New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and a coalition of New Jersey non‐profits, state agencies, and experts in the field.
• How can I get a hardcopy of all program materials? The program materials are predominantly web‐based. On www.sustainablejersey.com, each action is provided in PDF form and can be downloaded and printed.
• Can someone speak about Sustainable Jersey at our event? To request a Sustainable Jersey speaker, contact Kristy Ranieri at email@example.com. We cannot guarantee speakers, but will do our best to accommodate your needs.
• What does sustainability or sustainable development mean? It means protecting the resources and systems that support us today so that they will be available to future generations. In short, it means preserving our civilization and the things we hold dear in perpetuity while enhancing our quality of life.