Over 300 mayors, municipal and school district staff, environmental commission and green team members together with state agency and non-profit employees, academics, businesses and the interested public met at The College of New Jersey to discuss strategies to make New Jersey’s future more just, inclusive and sustainable at the 2016 New Jersey Sustainability Summit. We thank everyone that participated for lending their time and talents to this endeavor. Now read and share the report!
At the Summit, Sustainable Jersey released the 2016 New Jersey Sustainable State of the State Summary Report. The report suggests 57 goals that define a vision of sustainability for New Jersey. Each goal has indicators that provide clues as to how New Jersey is doing in achieving these sustainability goals. For each goal there is a brief assessment of our progress as a state.
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This volume contains the sources, data, and other detail that could not fit in the 2016 Summary Report. For each indicator presented in the Summary Report the Technical Report displays the actual data in chart or table form, together with sources and some initial analysis, in some cases supported by data that goes beyond the indicators.
The establishment of "Gold", Sustainable Jersey's highest level of certification, forgoes the link between the municipal program and the broader, long-term outcomes desired. The roll-out of gold began with energy and waste because they are fundamental dimensions of sustainability for which there are widely accepted metrics of performance supported by readily available quantitative data.
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