Competitions and Opportunities

Events and Competitions

RU Sustainable

A yearly event promoting discussion about sustainability and actions we can take at Rutgers and beyond. The most recent RU Sustainable event featured keynote speaker Dr. Richard Jackson, host of PBS’ “Designing Healthy Communities”, discussion circles for each of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and a presentation of posters displaying research projects pertaining to sustainability happening at Rutgers.


REI Annual Symposium

“The annual energy symposia by the Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country. This year’s theme is Energy Storage and Policy.”


REI Energy Policy Seminars

“Leaders from various arenas in the energy policy field will be speaking at Rutgers University. Starting on September 21, 2018 the Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) will commence the fall term with its Energy Policy Seminar Series. Lectures generally start at 10:45AM (with refreshments at 10:15AM) unless otherwise noted.”


REI Energy Competition

The Challenge: To develop an implementable plan reducing student energy consumption on campus as well as promoting awareness about smarter eco-friendly practices across campus.  Students must demonstrate how energy can be conserved by creating innovative solutions to common energy expenditures.


Sustainable Jersey Upcoming Events

“Sustainable Jersey and its program partners regularly host trainings and events that support progress toward Sustainable Jersey certification.  You can also post FREE events that are open to the general public that would be of interest to the Sustainable Jersey community.”


Sustainable Jersey Complete Streets Workshops

“The concept of complete streets is to design streets for all users and all ability levels.This workshop is a collaborative effort by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), Sustainable Jersey, the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Together North Jersey. The full day training opportunity is structured in four discrete sections, giving the participants the ability to make the most efficient use of their time by choosing the content that best meets their needs.”


Sustainable Jersey Sustainability Summit

“Over 350 change-makers from across the political, private and public sectors met at the 2018 New Jersey Sustainability Summit on June 21, 2018 to take stock together on a path for a sustainable New Jersey.  The one-day sustainability summit included a keynote address from First Lady Tammy Murphy, and a total of 12 breakout sessions with topics ranging from “goin’ green by makin’ green” and “it’s electric” to “plastic pollution solution.”  Look out for future summits with Sustainable New Jersey.


Princeton Ideathon

“The Princeton Environmental Ideathon is an all-expenses paid, application-based program running from April 13-15, 2018. This event will allow students and professionals from the East Coast to come together and develop practical sustainable solutions facing urban settings today. The goal of the Ideathon is to allow students to explore creativity, learn more about environmental problems and solutions, and network with leaders in the field.” Look out for future Ideathons.



ANJEC Grant Programs for Environmental Commissions

“Between 2002 and 2012, with generous funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, ANJEC provided a program of matching grants for NJ municipalities with environmental commissions. Towns used ANJEC’s Sustainable Land Use Planning Grants to develop capacity-based, sustainable land use plans, studies and ordinances, including environmental resource inventories (ERIs), open space plans, green building checklists, groundwater studies and buildout analysis. The grants helped to strengthen environmental commissions by providing opportunities for them to participate in the local land use planning process. Over eleven years, ANJEC awarded over $1.6 million in grants for 222 local planning projects involving 200 municipalities and counties. 2018 will be the fifth year of the grant program, which is partly supported by a fund established in 2014 through a fundraising campaign to commemorate 29 years of service to ANJEC by retiring Executive Director Sandy Batty.”


Sustainable Jersey Grants

“Sustainable Jersey identifies resources to help municipalities develop a comprehensive sustainable community program. This includes financial resources in the form of grants and incentives, and technical support in the form of trainings, access to support organizations, and guidance material.”