The New Jersey Sustainability Summit is a momentous event in our state, drawing change-makers from across the political, private, and public sectors. This exceptional one-day forum spotlights the successes and lessons learned from the people and projects that are helping New Jersey realize a more sustainable future. 2023 Summit attendees walked away with tangible resources and strategies to assist with their own community initiatives. This is your opportunity to do the same. We invite all who are interested to be ready to deepen their understanding and expand their network. 

*Breakfast & lunch are included in the cost of registration. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available. Please bring your favorite reusable coffee cup & water bottle.

Registration

$45: Elected & appointed officials, green team volunteers, and public & nonprofit employees

$150: All other attendees

 

Doors open with breakfast available at 8:00am. Program will begin promptly at 9:00am

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Event App (Whova)


This year, we will be using Whova to increase the sustainability of our event (less paper) and provide you with unique networking opportunities. You'll gain exclusive access to important event information, including: speaker details, exhibitor listing, floormaps, the food menu; and be able to connect with other attendees & speakers, plan meet ups, receive important notifications from SJ staff about the event in real time, and more. You must be registered in order to gain access. Download the free mobile Whova mobile app to gain access to additional networking features.

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Sustainability Sessions


This year's Summit will have more sessions than ever! 16 sessions will provide you with the opportunity to engage in a day of lively discussions around the future of sustainability. You will have a chance to learn new skills and strategies for tackling issues you care about most, including reducing food waste, sustainable land care and stewardship of open spaces, making your community more resilient to climate change, expanding the use of renewable energy, transitioning to electric vehicles, enhancing community forestry, & more. Mayors and school officials will share strategies to successfully propel your projects forward. These sessions will dig deeper into existing actions and tools from Sustainable Jersey and partner organizations. 

Drop In Coaching

We added session times for drop ins with content experts and staff to get coaching on incorporating more age-friendly community design and advice for updating your Stormwater Management Control Ordinance to meet the July 16, 2024 deadline.

CEUs

Credits will be available for NJ Clean Communities Coordinators, CRPs, QPAs, CMFOs, CCFOs, RMCs, CPWMs, and the NJ Urban and Community Forestry Program. In addition, NJACCHO has approved 5 public health CE credits for the entire event. See the session listing for more details. More CEUs will be announced. 

VIEW SESSION LISTING

 

Sustainability Exhibit


Bring solutions back to your community! The Sustainability Exhibit is not your typical business expo. It’s your opportunity to meet experts, and learn about new products hitting the market and available resources and strategies to enhance your sustainability efforts. The list of 2024 Exhibitors & Exhibit Hall map will be viewable on the free Whova event app.

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR 

EV Ride & Drive


Take an electric vehicle (EV) for a spin around the Bell Works campus! Our friends at DEP will be hosting an EV Ride & Drive with the latest electric vehicles from dealers across the region.

 

Network


This annual event presents the opportunity for municipal and school district officials and staff, environmental commission and green team members to connect with each other in person and with state agency, non-profit, academic, and business representatives making change happen. Gain tips for success and explore opportunities to join forces on projects to have a more regional impact! Make sure to download the Whova app to engage with other registrants before and during the event.

Post-Summit Happy Hour

After the event we will be hosting a cash bar "happy hour" to keep those connections going at Bar Bella's indoor and outdoor lounges. Don't drink? Don't worry. Grab a coffee, snack or mocktail from one of the Bell Works shops and bring it on the patio.

A One-of-a-Kind Location


We are returning to Bell Works, the historic former Bell Labs building (and location of the TV series Severence). Located just minutes from the Garden State Parkway (exit 114) and the Hazlet NJ Transit stop. Parking will be available in the BLUE and RED colored lots on the southeast end of the main building. View the parking map.

The lovely grounds will invite you to take your networking and lunch outdoors for a walk around the lake, or a chill on the patio.

Electric Vehicle Charging

Bring your EV! Six Level 2 (J-1772) charging stations are conveniently located in the Blue (2) and Red (4) lots. These Charge Point chargers cost $1.50 per hour. 

 

Summit Sponsors


Thank you to our Summit Sponsors & Supporters, who help make this event possible!

 

Annual Sponsor and Summit Exhibitor opportunities are available. Contact our Development Manager, Heather Camp, for more information on these exclusive opportunities and benefits at camph@tcnj.edu or 609-771-2831.

 

Summit Partners


Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center  |  American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter  |  Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC)  | Association of NJ Recyclers (ANJR)  |  Cross County Connection  |  Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission  |  New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition  | New Jersey Future  |  New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute |  New Jersey Bike Walk Coalition  |  New Jersey Pinelands Preservation Alliance |  New Jersey Prevention Network  |  Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program  |  Rutgers Cooperative Extension - Water Resources Program  |  South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization  |  The College of New Jersey Sustainability Institute  |  Tri-County Sustainability  |   Tri-State Transportation Campaign  |  The Watershed Institute