Clean, Local, Affordable Solar Energy is Here.


We’ve partnered with Neighborhood Sun to help bring you shared solar energy! 

NJ’s Community Solar program makes it easy to get solar. Read about this first-of-its-kind program in NJ.

Are you "River-Friendly"?

We’re excited to announce a collaboration with The Watershed Institute to bring the River-Friendly Resident Certification Program to southern New Jersey! Do you think you have what it takes to be certified as “river-friendly”? Take the survey to see if you are doing enough at home to protect local waterways and wildlife habitat:
To learn more about the program, visit

Upgrade Your Yard Videos

This new video series describes Ed Cohen’s journey as he makes his yard more attractive to birds and butterflies at the same time as reducing water run-off. Each less-than-a-minute video covers a different topic. Ed would love to hear about your own efforts (or answer questions to help you get started). Contact him at Ed is also happy to send you a link of resources (just email him).
You can find Ed’s videos here.

Check Out the Winners from our Spring Photo Contest

Sustainable South Jersey (SSJ) sponsored a weekly photo content this past Spring 2020.  Click here to see the winners!

Notice: 11th annual Earth Festival Postponed

Due to the rapid progression of COVID-19 in the state of New Jersey, and critical need for social distancing, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 11th annual Earth Festival scheduled for May 2nd with Camden County. We will be determining the feasibility of rescheduling this event, but will not make that decision just yet. Stay tuned for updates on the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County plant sale and stay safe!
Earth Festival Postponed

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Mini Grant Program


Sustainable South Jersey’s mini-grant program was created to help support exciting environmental initiatives in the South Jersey region. Read all about our funding priorities and eligibility criteria here.
2019 Grant Report (status update for current grantees)

The winner to our #FindOurGreta contest has been announced!

After one fruitful week, with over 3,700 total posts of youth stories shared, we are excited to announce the winner of the #FindOurGreta contest. Earning a $300 Amazon gift card, the first place prize went to a dedicated group of Medford middle school students from the “Citizen Science Education Program.” This group of students have worked with industry by testing bio-based blacktop sealers at their school, conducted research with NASA/NOAA weather and climate scientists, and traveled overseas to collaborate on environmental issues with a global student population. The second place (Kara Parker of Bordentown) and third place (Joseph Gasperi of Audubon) winners each won a $100 Amazon gift card. All finalists will receive a Sustainable South Jersey tee-shirt and free admission to SSJ’s 2020 events.

Congratulations to all of our nominees and thank you for making the world, especially our home of South Jersey, a better place.
Learn more about the winners here.


we are on our way

Driving Sustainability in South Jersey to benefit our collective future. 

Sustainable South Jersey (SSJ) aims to support real and lasting change in South Jersey that will reduce harm from climate change, environmental degradation, and overburdened resources.

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Beauty in Our Backyards

As we enter this spring in a global pandemic, things are feeling… well, weird. New Jersey continues to battle a growing infection and death rate from COVID-19 and our Governor

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Climate Change

Just Announced! #FindOurGreta Contest Winners

Sustainable South Jersey wants to help encourage and acknowledge the youth of Southern New Jersey who have worked to take action against climate change. Drawing inspiration from Swedish teenager Greta

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SSJ Mission goals


Increase the numbers of South Jersey residents, businesses and community and governmental organizations that are aware of environmental problems affecting our region.


Increase the numbers of South Jersey residents, businesses and community and governmental organizations that prioritize sustainability as a pathway to ameliorate environmental problems.


Increase the numbers of sustainability projects and programs and efforts in South Jersey that address these problems in a substantive manner.

Be the change

earth festival

The Annual Earth Festival is our biggest sustainable event of the year each year. We just finished our 10th annual Earth Festival this past May 4th!

SSJ Meet Ups

Enjoy educational speakers, conversation, and networking. Three leaders in sustainability will be speaking (10 minute lightning talks) at each meeting. Click on the icon to join us September 18th!

Grant program

Fund your South Jersey initiative! Sustainable South Jersey is excited to announce our new mini-grant program, created to help support exciting environmental initiatives in the South Jersey region!