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Taking Stock of What You Got; Roselle Park Completes Environmental Resource Inventory (Union County)

The Borough of Roselle Park completed its first Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI) and adopted it into the municipal masterplan in 2020. The ERI allows the borough to gain a better understanding of its built and natural resources, and the baseline findings are now incorporated into municipal planning decisions.

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Hillsborough Township Provides Model Program for Community Care (Somerset County)

Improved food security for individuals and families is a crucial component of sustainable, self-reliant communities. The Hillsborough Township Social Services Department provides a multitude of programs within the township, most notably the Hillsborough Community Assistance Network (C.A.N.).

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Deep Dive into Food Waste at 3 NJ Schools Will Guide Solutions

How many disposable cups are being thrown away at your school? How much uneaten food is going to waste? The answers to these questions—and more—might surprise you. To address food waste in K-12 New Jersey schools, Sustainable Jersey and Rutgers Cooperative Extension are collaborating on a project that is funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The initiative is called Sustainable and Scalable Food Waste Solutions for Schools.

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Unique Collaboration Leads to Climate Change Education Report 

New Jersey is the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change education across all grade levels in the state’s Student Learning Standards.

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City of Paterson Advances Electrification of Municipal Fleet (Passaic County)

The City of Paterson purchased 35 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles (EVs) that are being used for local travel by city employees. These vehicles were purchased through the New Jersey State Purchasing Contract and the city plans to apply for rebates for these vehicles through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program’s Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program.

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Sustainability Heroes


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Joseph J. Isola

Superintendent of

Schools, Howell Township Public Schools


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Anne-Marie Peracchio

Past Chair, Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees


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André Sayegh

Mayor, City of Paterson, Passaic County

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