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Pathways to Sustainable Communities

Every community can make a difference in securing a sustainable future.

Sustainability Action Plan

Develop a sustainability action plan. NJ municipalities with action plans: Belmar, Highland Park, Hopewell Township Maplewood, Montclair, Summit, West Windsor and Woodbridge.


Sustainable Jersey Certification Program

Sustainable Jersey is a certification and incentive program for NJ municipalities.  To become certified under the program, municipalities must form green teams and complete a significant number of the program’s defined sustainable actions.

Audits & Assessments

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Land Use Planning

*Note: N.J.S.A. 40:55D-28a now allows municipalities to incorporate a Green Building and Environmentally Sustainable Plan Element into their Master Plans. (See Flemington, Lawrence Township and Marlboro.)


The ANJEC Resource Center has over 1,000 sample ordinances on a wide variety of topics encompassing land use, zoning, conservation tools, energy, recycling, water resources, pollution and much more.  Here are a few examples of interest to sustainable communities:

Additional ordinances available through ANJEC Resource Center (send email request to

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Municipal Initiatives

Key Resources

Involving Residents

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