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Sustainable Jersey for Schools, scheduled to launch in October 2014, is a voluntary certification program for New Jersey public schools. To become certified, schools will be required to complete and submit a balanced package of sustainability actions.

The program will:

• Advance and support sustainable practices in schools
• Identify concrete actions that schools can implement to become certified
• Provide a comprehensive package of tools, guidance materials, training and financial incentives to support and reward progress.

Why participate? Sustainable practices:

• Result in healthier schools
• Reduce operating costs and free up money for the classroom
• Contribute to student success