Sustainable Jersey and its program partners regularly host trainings and events that support progress toward Sustainable Jersey certification. You can also post FREE events that are open to the general public that would be of interest to the Sustainable Jersey community by clicking on "Add Event" at right. This link will only appear if you are logged into the website. Click on "Sign in or sign up" on the top left of this page to log in.
January 23, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Municipalities play a key role in promoting community solar. This webinar will focus on municipal engagement of local stakeholders in creating momentum for developing community solar projects. A case study from New York City Housing Authority will highlight elements of utilizing public housing to site community solar installations as well as provide insight on NYC's ACCESSolar program. Speakers include Ariane Benrey, NJ Board of Public Utilities, and Ron Reisman, Solar Ombudsman, Sustainable CUNY.
January 30, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Is your municipality interested in attaining silver certification? If so, then you should attend this webinar to get tips from silver certified municipalities and Sustainable Jersey staff on how to make the transition, and the actions that can set you on the fast path to silver!
February 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
February 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
REGISTER - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
REGISTER - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Is your town’s certification expiring in 2019, and/or does your municipality wish to maintain its green team activities and certification? Now is the time to start planning for recertification!
This webinar will provide helpful information to help you avoid a lapse and/or maintain your certification including: an overview of the certification cycle for the year; an update on new and existing action including a change to non-expiring actions, and an explanation of variable point actions; suggestions to prevent leaving actions “on the table”; accessing and using your online application; why actions are not approved.
February 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Calling all registered towns! Have you been thinking that 2019 is the year your town will join the over 200 Sustainable Jersey certified municipalities that are making progress toward a more sustainable future? Would you like to receive the prestigious Sustainable Jersey certification at this year’s League of Municipalities Conference? This webinar will share proven strategies and tools to help map out a path to certification within six to twelve months.
February 27, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Technology can help local government communicate with and engage the public in decision making in a more meaningful way. And with the growing pool of tech tools out there on the market, it is easy to want to jump in head first to try them out. But before you do, it is essential to make sure you have set a foundation so that the digital programs you put in place are successful. Justin Heyman, Franklin Township's IT Director and past president of GMIS International, will discuss the elements to a solid foundation of governance and how your community will benefit. This webinar is co-sponsored by NJ-GMIS, New Jersey's premiere association for local government technology professionals.
March 06, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
March 06, 2019 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
REGISTER - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
REGISTER - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
You've got your green team - what's next? This session will talk about recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers; promoting the work of your green team; keeping your green team active during transitions; and the pros and cons of starting your own 501(c)3 non-profit. This is an extended version of the presentation from the 2018 Sustainability Summit.