Publications and Projects A Comparative Study of Collaborative State-Local Sustainability Programs [link to PDF]: This report was written by Sustainable Jersey in 2016. The report is the first part of a multi-year effort to support the growth of statewide local-sustainability programs and to evaluate their potential. Over 43 pages the existing state sustainability programs are characterized, their impact and participation levels are analyzed, and
Action at the Local Government Level As articulated in 1997 by UNESCO, “The kind of change required by sustainability implicates each community, each household, and each individual. Successful solutions to problems at this level of society will need to be rooted in the cultural specificity of the town or region if the people are to be supportive of and involved in such change.” Federalism, or the subsidiary principle,
Statewide local-sustainability programs are THE emerging model of deploying sustainability strategies to reach Everytown, USA.
The mission of the network is to support collaboration and engagement among state-wide sustainability programs that focus on advancing local change at the city, township and borough level. The network enables members to exchange information, foster the development and success of local government sustainability initiatives, share resources and best practices, and work together to demonstrate positive