FREE Technical Assistance for Energy Initiatives

Sustainable Jersey is partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) to provide a powerful program to assist municipalities and school districts within the NJNG service territory to complete Sustainable Jersey energy actions.  The focus is on implementing projects that will improve building performance through energy efficiency analysis, planning and upgrades, but may include renewable energy and other energy-related improvements.

Application Information

Complete the application below and email it to

NOTE: The application is a fillable PDF.  You will need to print, sign, scan and email the final document to

Program Information

This program will provide a trained EDF Fellow, typically an MBA or similar graduate with specialty training in energy project assessment and development, to work for 10 weeks during the summer of 2018 at no cost to the municipality or school district. The fellow will provide the expertise and support needed to help implement Sustainable Jersey energy actions including but not limited to:

2017 Video of EDF Climate Corps Fellowship

  • Establishing and/or updating comprehensive energy tracking management system, benchmarking, and creation of an energy usage baseline
  • Creating a carbon footprint
  • Planning and, where feasible, implementing energy audits to identify building improvements
  • Where needed, providing business planning to formulate a building upgrade action plan
  • Planning and helping to coordinate building performance upgrades
  • Exploring feasible renewable energy options including direct purchase options and planning for on-site generation systems

Sample Projects

Are you curious about the types of projects that EDF Climate Corps fellows have worked on since 2015? Click HERE to find out.

Eligibility Requirements

Municipalities and school districts must be registered in the Sustainable Jersey certification program, and also be physically located within NJNG service territory.  See the complete eligibility requirements and application form here.

Selection Process

A committee of Sustainable Jersey staff will review and evaluate applications. During the selection process, it is likely that staff will want to interview appropriate municipal or school personnel to assess the potential match with the EDF Fellow program. Applicants must be responsive to this interview request to be considered for the program.

This Environmental Defense Fund Opportunity is funded by

If you have questions, please contact Tony O'Donnell at or 609-771-2921