The NJ Student Sustainability Coalition (NJSSC) is a youth-run network of college and high school students across the state of New Jersey. This collaborative network shares experience, resources, and expertise to build student power across the state, and push forward sustainability initiatives that benefit us all.


We realize our mission through three primary strategies: 

Programming - organizing collaborative events, from trainings to conferences, to help our coalition members network and learn how to carry out their work more effectively

Resource Building - connecting schools and environmental groups engaged in similar issues to share best practices, and developing centralized lists of opportunities and tools

Political Action - establishing policy positions and initiating joint projects to elevate youth voices in environmental decision-making



Our coalition members are spread all across the northern, central, and southern parts of the state. This interactive map shows the institutions where our members attend school. The map is color coded to distinguish colleges and elementary, middle, and high schools. 

Don't see your school? Become our first member from your institution by filling out the coalition membership form! 

Our Coalition In Action
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Aug 2020: NJSSC member Avani Prakash did her Girl Scouts Gold Award project on composting, and created this video guide and presentation to teach people how to compost.

While much of our coalition's coordination and activity happens remotely, we often create opportunities to meet up. Whether its supporting each other at big events that our member groups are running, meeting up at regional conferences, or hosting our own coalition-specific convenings, NJSSC members get together and make real change for our state.

Enjoy a slideshow of our best Coalition In Action photos! And don't feel the FOMO: join the fun today by filling out our coalition membership form!