Sustainable Jersey is supported by 19 issue-based task forces that help maintain the integrity and substance of the certification program.
Over 300 leaders in New Jersey volunteer to serve on the Sustainable Jersey Task Forces from academia, the non-profit sector, the business community, and state, local, federal, and county government.
The task forces research and disseminate best practices, translate global and state imperatives into local actions, test sustainability planning models and develop community resources for the program.
In general, task force members are asked to attend and participate in 4-8 meetings a year (not all are in-person meetings). At these meetings, task force members bring forward innovative ideas, problematic situations and general assessments of what the communities need to advance sustainability actions in order to update the Sustainable Jersey program actions annually. Participants take feedback from municipalities on proposed actions and then revise the actions accordingly on annual cycle.
Read about the issue areas that each of the Task Forces cover: