NEW 2023 Certification Application Cycle
Sustainable Jersey operates on an annual certification application cycle with three submission dates. See the chart below for details on the structure and timing of the application cycle. To maximize the potential for feedback and ultimately achieve certification, it is highly recommended to submit an application with documentation for at least two rounds of review. Applicants who wait until the final deadline to submit an initial application and do not meet the certification requirements will have to wait until the next year's certification cycle to resubmit their applications.
Important Note about the New Annual Certification Cycle
Based on feedback from participants and the desire to recognize all certified municipalities at the Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon in November, a new annual certification cycle will be implemented in 2023. See below for the timeline details. The first application submission deadline is Sunday, February 26.
Expiring Municipalities: Municipalities certified as part of the 2020 certification cycle (expiring for the first time in 2023), that feel this change would impact their 2023 recertification efforts, can request a one-year extension on their certification. To submit an extension request a municipal official or the green team leader can complete the extension request form here. If a municipality certified as part of the 2020 certification cycle submits for certification in 2023 but is unsuccessful in its recertification efforts, it will have its certification automatically extended one year.
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round|
|Submission Deadline||Feb. 26||May 12||July 27|
Sustainable Jersey Annual Awards including the Sustainability Champions will be based on the point totals achieved following the third and final round of review.
|Timeline & Submission/Resubmission Requirements|
First Submission Deadline
First Round Review Comments Provided
Second Submission Deadline
Second Round Review Comments Provided
Final Application Submission Deadline
Final Decision on Pending Applications