A Decade of Impact: Green Team Video Contest

Sustainable Jersey turns ten this year! Together, over the past decade, we have created a movement of individuals, communities, partner organizations, and government at all levels making significant impact on our collective sustainability goals. We recognize that the success of the movement is a direct result of the work accomplished by the passionate and hardworking green teams from our participating communities. And we would like to celebrate your green team's progress and hear how you envision the future of your community through our A Decade of Impact: Green Team Video Contest.

Green teams from municipalities registered in the Sustainable Jersey program are encouraged to submit videos to highlight the positive impact the movement has had within their communities. Finalists' videos will be hosted on the Sustainable Jersey website for public voting and the selected winners will be recognized at the 2019 Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon in Atlantic City.


  • June 14, 2019 - Contest Announced at the New Jersey Sustainability Summit

  • September 22, 2019 - Deadline for video submissions

  • September 30, 2019 - Finalists announced and public voting begins. Vote here!

  • October 24, 2019 - Polls close and public voting ends at 11:59pm today

  • October 25, 2019 - Winners are notified

  • November 19, 2019 - Winner recognition at the Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon


To be awarded at the Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon

  • Winner - $1,000 prize

  • First Runner-Up - $500 prize

  • Second Runner-Up - $500 prize


How to Enter

1. Create a 30-120 second video highlighting the positive impact the Sustainable Jersey movement has had within your community. This is your opportunity to spotlight your green team's people & progress and share its plans for the future! You might feature a specific project implemented through a Sustainable Jersey action or grant, show clips from an initiative in action (e.g. creation of a rain garden, bike path or solar installation, a single use plastics education campaign), give a tour of a recently reforested area of town or municipal facility recently retrofitted with energy upgrades or green design elements, etc. We encourage you to be creative!

 2. Fill out and submit the contest entry form available via this linkYou will
need to sign up for an entry form by entering an email address and password. You will be asked to submit the following information within the form:


  • Read the contest terms and conditions available here.
  • Submit release form(s) available here.
  • Submit contact information.

  • Upload your video file. Please make sure your video file is 30-120 seconds long and is in either the .mp4, .mov, or .avi file format. Information on how to convert or compress your video is available here.


  • If you decide to upload your video to YouTube Facebook, or your website, provide the URL for these pages so we can help promote your video through our social media pages and communications.

  • Provide social media handles for your green team's Twitter and/or Instagram accounts so that we can drive an audience directly to your social media pages.

3. Click submit. You will then be sent a confirmation email.

If you have questions, contact Kaitlyn at 609-771-3189 or vollmerk@tcnj.edu.