Matt Polsky is a sustainability change agent and a senior fellow for sustainability innovation and multidisciplinary thought at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Institute for Sustainable Enterprise. Matt has worked for over 30 years in state and municipal government, academia, business, and environmental groups. He has just finished teaching his tenth sustainability course, this time: “Introduction to Sustainability Science,” at Montclair State University.
Previously, Matt worked for more than seven years as the director of the Land Trust for the Passaic River Coalition in Morristown, buying and preserving 690 acres of land. Matt was the Sustainability Team Leader at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), where he co-catalyzed their original global warming work, led an interagency sustainability work group and managed their internal sustainability seminar series.
As an unflagging advocate for sustainability, Matt has been active in the Sustainable Jersey program from its beginning, showing up to mentor towns, speaking on the program’s behalf, and setting up the first successful municipal green business recognition program with the Cranford Green Team. He has participated in countless task force and stakeholder meetings, and is a tireless writer of comments on New York Times pieces, and writes articles usually for GreenBiz and Sustainable Brands.