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Metrics
Metrics for Community Sustainability

Elements of 'sustainable' used by the Sustanable New Jersey initiative

COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess

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ACTION CATEGORIES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP & OUTREACH DIVERSITY & EQUITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY GREEN HOUSE GAS GREEN DESIGN HEALTH & WELLNESS LAND USE & TRANSPORTATION LOCAL ECONOMIES NATURAL RESOURCES OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE SUSTAINABILITY PLANNING WASTE REDUCTION & RECYCLING INNOVATIVE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS ANIMALS IN THE COMMUNITY ARTS/CULTURE/ HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The Bronze Level of certification requires the establishment of a Green Team, implementation of 2 out of 7 PRIORITY ACTIONS, and a total of 150 points. Actions must be completed in 6 of the 16 categories. The Silver Level of Certification requires the establishment of a Green Team, implementation of 3 out of 7 PRIORITY ACTIONS, and a total of 350 points. Actions must be completed in 8 of the 16 categories.

2012 Certification Deadlines:

  • · May 31, 2012
  • · August 8, 2012
  • · January 4, 2013

All applications must be submitted by midnight. Please note: Actions submitted for Sustainable Jersey Certification must be completed prior to the application deadline. At our discretion, the Sustainable Jersey partners may offer applicants an additional opportunity to rectify errors detected in the documentation of actions completed prior to the application deadline. For more information on Program Updates and Rules, please click here. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Non-competitive funding Competitive funding


Community Partnership & Outreach Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Create Green Team M M 10
Energy Education and Outreach 10
Community Education and Outreach 10
School-based Energy Conservation Programs 10
Education for Sustainability Programs 10
Green Challenges & Community Programs 10
Green Fairs Click to View Subactions
Diversity & Equity Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Diversity on Boards & Commissions 10
Environmental Justice in Planning & Zoning 10
Lead Education and Outreach Programs 10
Lead-Safe Training Programs 10
Cumulative Risk Assessment 10
Energy Efficiency Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Energy Tracking and Management P P 10
Energy Audits for Municipal Facilities Click to View Subactions P P
High Efficiency Municipal Buildings Click to View Subactions


Greenhouse Gas Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Municipal Carbon Footprint P P 10
Community Carbon Footprint 10
Climate Action Plan 10
Wind Ordinance 10
Green Design Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Green Building Policy/Resolution 5
Green Building Training 5
Green Design Commercial and Residential Buildings Click to View Subactions
Green Design Municipal Buildings Click to View Subactions
Health and Wellness Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Building Healthier Communities 20
Anti-Idling Education & Enforcement Program 10
Safe Routes to School 10
Land use & Transportation Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Sustainable Land Use Pledge P P 10
Conduct a Bicycle and Pedestrian Audit 10
Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan 10
Sustainability Master Plan Revision 20
Complete Streets Program 20
Municipal Planning and Zoning Self-Assessment 10
Local Economies Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Buy Local Programs Click to View Subactions
Green Business Recognition Program 10
Green Jobs/Economic Development 10
NJ Smart Workplaces Program 10
Food Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Support Local Food Click to View Subactions
Food Production Click to View Subactions
Zoning for Food Production & Sales 10
Farmland Preservation Click to View Subactions
Natural Resources Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Environmental Commission 10
Caring for Conservation Easements Click to View Subactions
Natural Resource Inventory P P 20
Open Space Plans 10
Natural Resource Protection Ordinances Click to View Subactions
Tree & Woodlands Management Click to View Subactions
Water Conservation Education Program 10
Water Conservation Ordinance P P 20
Operations & Maintenance Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Green Purchasing Program Click to View Subactions
Grounds & Maintenance Click to View Subactions
Green Fleets Click to View Subactions P P
Adopt Behavioral Policies 5
Sustainability Planning Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Community Asset Mapping 10
Community Visioning 10
Sustainable Community Plan Click to View Subactions
Waste Management Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Recycling Click to View Subactions
Waste Reduction Click to View Subactions
Innovative Demonstration Projects Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Solar 10
Wind 10
Geothermal 10
Green Roofs 10
Raingardens 10
Other 10
Other 2 10
Animals in the Community Funding Bronze Silver Points Select Companion Animal Management Pledge 5 Companion Animal Management Plan 15 Pledge Supporting NJ Wildlife Action Plan 10
Wildlife Interaction Plan 20
Animals in the Community Education 10
Arts/Culture/Historic Preservation Funding Bronze Silver Points Select
Strengthen School Arts Programs 10
Greening Historic Buildings 10
Bronze Silver Select Required Mandatory Actions 1 1 Required Priority Actions 2 3 Total Score 150 350
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