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Sustainability Institute

The Sustainability Institute has significant programs and capacity on a number of issues, including urban planning, land use and transportation, energy, green infrastructure, decision making processes, the use of indicators in decision making, building leadership, climate adaptation policy and planning, and economic development. The Sustainability Institute at TCNJ is engaged in important green research, teaching and outreach initiatives that balance economic development with environmental protection and natural resource conservation, including:

  • The award winning municipal “Sustainable Jersey” program. It is a multifaceted program designed to aid municipalities in achieving their sustainability goals. The program develops new models and best practices, conducts outreach, and provides technical support, grants, and other incentives to support municipal progress.
  • The NJ Resiliency Network, is a new strategic initiative of the Sustainability Institute that helps communities access technical and financial resources to address long-term recovery and resilience issues for post-Sandy municipalities in New Jersey.

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