The Sustainable Jersey program includes nearly 400 Green Teams. Each Green Team represents a municipality in New Jersey that is registered with Sustainable Jersey. Green Teams provide the leadership to develop plans, implement programs and assist with educational opportunities that support the creation of a sustainable community.
All communities participating in the Sustainable Jersey program must establish a Green Team. The Mayor and City Council formally establish a Green Team and appoint members by resolution or ordinance. Green Teams differ from conservancy boards, environmental committees, and planning commissions because the focus is on completing actions required for Sustainable Jersey certification.
Members of a Green Team are usually appointed from municipal staff and departments, elected officials, and volunteer members of community boards and commissions (Environmental Commission, Shade Tree, Economic Development, Health and Welfare Boards, Arts and Recreation, Planning and Zoning, Historic, Agricultural and Open Space, Senior Citizens). Communities also invite representatives from schools including educators, school board members, parent-teacher organizations, school staff, as well as students. Local businesses, chambers of commerce, academic institutions, civic organizations, faith-based groups, and community residents are also important partners in municipal sustainability efforts.
If you are interested in joining an existing Green Team, visit the participating communities page to see if your town is registered with Sustainable Jersey. Select your town’s profile and you will see a phone number and the name of your town’s Sustainable Jersey contact.
Call the town contact and tell them you would like to get involved with the Green Team. If your town is not yet registered with Sustainable Jersey, check with the office of the mayor or town council to inquire about forming a Green Team and registering with the program. If you are having trouble connecting with your Green Team or need more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.