Green Team Resources

We have compiled a variety of resources to help you with your green team and the certification process. On this page you will find:

Quick Start Resources

Program Overview

Getting Your Green Team Started

  • Getting Started with Sustainable Jersey
  • Create Your Green Team Action: Read through this action to understand what the purpose of the Green Team is, why it is important, and how to get it started.
  • Establishing Your Green Team: Additional information on deciding whether to establish your Green Team by Resolution or Ordinance, the structure, and the members.
  • Growing Your Green Team: A Handbook for Sustainable Maryland Communities - This in-depth handbook from Sustainable Maryland Certified (a program modeled after Sustainable Jersey) is an extensive resource for both starting your Green Team and making it more effective. This handbook should be the first resource for all Green Teams. While there are some differences between municipal structures and roles between the two states, the handbook is easily adaptable for New Jersey Green Teams.

Green Team Strengthening

Certification & Recertifcation

Action Specific Resources

  • Earth Day 2017 Resources (Activities and resources for Earth Day and Earth Week that can be used for Community Education and Outreach, and Green Fair actions)

Green Team Promotion

Sustainable Jersey Logos

  • Sustainable Jersey Logo Sheet Guidelines (Logo description, manipulation, usage, formats, colors, and typography)
  • Logo for Registered Communities These files are available in the following formats: CMYK, RGB, EPS, and PNG.  To learn about these file formats and how to use them, click here
  • Logo for Certified Communities: Each certified communities receives a customized certified logo that includes the town name.  The logo is emailed to all green team members with access to the town's certification application at the time the municipality is certified.

Sample Resolutions, Ordinances, and Proclamations

Sample Green Team Ordinances/Resolutions

Samples of Towns Whose Environmental Commission Serves as the Green Team