State of New Jersey is committed to protecting the resources we
have today to ensure that the New Jersey we pass on to our descendants
will be healthy, efficient and just; and
State of New Jersey is at the forefront of becoming a "sustainable"
state by encouraging economic, social and environmental goals that
meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of
future generations to meet their own needs; and
1995, in partnership with the Governor's Office, the nonprofit New
Jersey Future engaged in a wide-ranging community dialogue aimed
at identifying long-term goals intended to enhance the quality of
life for all residents of New Jersey, now and in the future, and
identifying important economic, environmental and social indicators
which could be utilized to measure our progress toward achieving
these goals; and
results of New Jersey Future's findings have recently been compiled
in the first-ever Sustainable State Report, "Living with the Future
in Mind", which sets 11 goals, concerning economic vitality, transportation
and land use efficiency, public health, equity, education quality,
natural resource protection, ecological integrity, pollution prevention,
housing, good government, and strong communities, culture and recreation,
as well as indicators to measure our progress toward these goals;
goals and indicators outlined in the New Jersey
offer valuable practical guidance to the State of New Jersey in
our efforts to achieve long-term sustainability for the benefit
of current and future generations;
I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey,
by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
1. All State
Departments and agencies shall:
as appropriate, policies which comport with the 11 sustainability
goals outlined in New Jersey Future's "Living With the Future
in Mind" report.
in the exchange of information among departments and agencies,
and establish institutional mechanisms to encourage and facilitate
achievement of these goals.
to the Governor on June 1, 2000, and every year thereafter,
on their progress toward goal attainment.
Order shall take effect immediately.
under my hand and seal
this 20th day of May in the Year of
Our Lord, One Thousand Nine
Hundred and Ninety Nine, and of
the Independence of the United States,
the Two Hundred and Twenty-Third.
Christine Todd Whitman
/s/ John J.
Chief Counsel to the Governor