The New Jersey Sustainability Summit is a momentous event in our state, annually drawing more than 600 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. Our last live Summit's record breaking crowd ended the day 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.

Registration

$38: Elected & appointed officials, green team volunteers, and public & nonprofit employees

$125: All other attendees

Participants may pay by check, purchase order, credit card or PayPal.

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COVID Safety Precautions

The State of New Jersey lifted its indoor mask mandate in May 2021 and the CDC launched new guidance regarding COVID-19 Community Levels based on the latest data. As a result, masks will be recommended, but optional at the Sustainability Summit. All registrants will be required to attest to their full vaccination upon registering. If not fully vaccinated, individuals will be required to obtain a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event. Precautions will be made to set up the event space with social distancing in mind, including capacity limits in break out rooms, hand sanitizer stations available throughout the conference space, and set-up to allow individuals who wish to physically distance while in sessions or during breakfast and lunch to do so comfortably.

The health and safety of all Summit participants remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring government mandates and policy changes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and public health advancements. As information pertaining to the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed and keep you up to date with new developments to ensure a coordinated effort and a safe environment for all Summit attendees.

 

13 Sustainability Sessions


This year's Sustainability Sessions will provide a deeper understanding of how to use existing tools and resources from Sustainable Jersey and partner organizations. New skills and strategies will be provided for implementing actions related to the climate crisis, community energy planning, electrifying municipal and school fleets, resiliency planning, identifying the hidden impacts of health, using food “waste” to combat food insecurity, organic gardening, incorporating state climate education standards into classrooms, engaging youth, overcoming racial and social bias, and more.

*CEUs for CMFO, CCFO, RMC, QPA, CPWM are provided in most sessions. See the session description list for details.

Session Descriptions

 

Sustainability Exhibit


Meet the businesses, organizations, and agencies that can help you achieve your sustainability efforts. Learn about available resources and new products hitting the market. Exhibitors will present their sustainability solutions for you to bring back to your community. Earn a chance to win prizes.

Become an Exhibitor

Enjoy premium exposure and one-on-one networking with sustainability leaders, elected officials, and potential clients from across New Jersey as a Summit exhibitor. Contact Joe Grillo at grillog@tcnj.edu or (609) 771-2831, or use the link below to register your company online.

Exhibitor Registration 

EV Ride & Drive


Take an electric vehicle for a spin! Our friends at New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting an EV Ride & Drive with the latest electric vehicles from dealers across the region.


Post-Summit Happy Hour


Join us for a cash bar "happy hour" after the event at Bar Bella in the first floor Atrium and outdoor lounge (weather permitting).


Unique Location - Bell Works


We are returning to Bell Works, the historic former Bell Labs building, with another anticipated sold-out crowd. Located just minutes from the Garden State Parkway and the Hazlet NJ Transit stop. Parking will be available in the blue colored lot on the southeast end of the main building.

Train Travel

Bell Works provides a free shuttle to and from the Hazlet train station. The schedule and more information is available here.

Note: The shuttle ride takes 20 minutes, and coincides with southbound trains from NYC in the morning and northbound to NYC in the afternoon.


 Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors!

 

 

Annual Sponsor and Summit Exhibitor opportunities are available. Contact our Development Director, Joe Grillo, for more information on these exclusive sponsor opportunities and benefits at grillog@tcnj.edu or 609-771-2831.


Summit Partners

AARP New Jersey  |  American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter  |  Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions  |  Association of New Jersey Recyclers  |  Clean Ocean Action  |  Gathering Grounds  |  New Jersey Audubon |  New Jersey Bike Walk Coalition |  New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition  |  New Jersey Healthy Communities Network  |  New Jersey Prevention Network  |  Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program  |  Rutgers Cooperative Extension - Water Resources Program  |  The College of New Jersey Sustainability Institute  |  Voorhees Transportation Center