February 3, 2018, New Brunswick
A sold out crowd of over 175 officials and leaders packed the Bloustein School's Forum to learn about the crucial role municipalities have in statewide efforts to address the climate crisis. The NJ Mayors' Climate Summit set expectations for 2018, a critical year as municipalities will ramp up their climate efforts and put New Jersey on track to meet more ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy made a surprise visit to share the Governor's recent achievements on environmental issues and how the Administration plans to work with municipalities on it's future climate goals.
The event wrapped up with mayors from across the state pledging to make a significant effort to achieve Sustainable Jersey's Gold Star Standard in Energy as part of their responsibility to constituents and future generations. Speakers included: Mayor John McCormac (Woodbridge), Mayor Bruce Packer (Glen Rock), Mayor Ravinder Bhalla (Hoboken), Mayor Liz Lempert (Princeton), Mayor Christopher Bobbitt (Lawrence), Mayor Victor Sordillo (Warren Twp), Mayor Bruce Harris (Chatham Borough), and Mayor Phil Kramer (Franklin Township).
For those who missed the event, view a highlight reel of First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy's speech and post event mayors' news conference here. A recording of the full event will be available shortly.
Read the Pledge to "Go for Gold" and see the current list of mayors who have signed here. (List will be updated throughout the year, so check back regularly.)
Franklin Township Mayor Phil Kramer | Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce A. Harris | NJ League of Conservation Voters Education Fund | Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy
New Jersey League of Municipalities | NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance | NJ Clean Cities Coalition | New Jersey Future | ANJEC | New Jersey Audubon | New Jersey Conservation Foundation | NJ Highlands Coalition | ChargEVC | Food & Water Watch | ReThink Energy NJ