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Welcome to the Sustainability Institute

The Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey is a “think and do” tank that manages a number of cutting edge research and outreach programs focused on sustainable development, including the award winning Sustainable Jersey Certification Program and numerous federal and state grant-funded projects. Our mission is to advance sustainable development through research, outreach, and training. We work with local, state, and federal government, as well as the private sector, to help decision makers develop better capacity to understand the long term consequences of their actions, and develop and deploy best practices in a number of policy areas including land use, energy, green infrastructure, among others.

Campus Connections

The Sustainability Institute is located on the third floor of Forcina Hall. In addition to working with local, state and federal government and the private sector, the Institute participates on The College of New Jersey’s President’s Commitment to Climate Change (PC3) Committee, a group of TCNJ faculty and students engaged in projects and initiatives working toward climate neutrality for the TCNJ campus.



Careers & Internships

The Sustainability Institute has numerous publications on a variety of topics. The latest release is Advancing Social Equity through the Sustainable Jersey Program: Analysis and Potential (2020). Read this and all the other publications here.

We believe our work is important to the future of New Jersey and beyond. If you agree, consider joining our team. Click here to check out our careers page for employment and internship opportunities.