On a continuous basis, through the help of the Task Forces, the Certification Committee reviews Sustainable Jersey program content and standards, considers and incorporates feedback on the program and ensure actions are up to date, appropriate and relevant to keep up with changing trends, information, and expertise. The committee is also responsible for reviewing, vetting, and approving/denying and proposed major action changes, new actions, or nominations for priority actions. Accordingly, Sustainable Jersey announces new program and action updates every year at the Annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference.
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Community Education & Outreach: 5 to 20 Points
The updated action includes new strategies/options for completing the action, the types of activities that qualify/do not qualify, NEW submission requirements, and the opportunity to earn additional points depending on the scope of work completed.
Residential Energy Efficiency Outreach: 10 to 20 Points
The updated action includes refined guidance and a model RFP.
Building Healthier Communities: 5 to 25 Points
The updated action includes streamlined guidance, new submission requirements, and the opportunity to earn additional points depending on the scope of work completed.
For more detailed information about the previously non-expiring actions that now have an expiration date, please view the Master Action Tracking Spreadsheet, which provides each action's look back, approval period, and resubmission requirements. Towns approved for these actions have received an expiration date in accordance with their certification expiration.
View Sustainable Jersey's Previous Program Updates to learn more about the modifications made from 2009-2018.