81 Towns Achieve Sustainable Jersey Certification

on Nov 05, 2014

NJ municipalities continue to show strong commitment to sustainability

Sustainable Jersey announced today that 81 towns achieved Sustainable Jersey certification, bringing the total up to 171 municipalities that are certified.  Since the program’s launch in 2009, there has been a steady increase each year in the number of towns achieving and maintaining certification. Sustainable Jersey's 417 participating communities represent nearly 75 percent of the state's municipalities.

"This has been a stand-out year. New Jersey communities are showing no signs of slowing in their commitment to sustainability as evidenced by the number of towns achieving Sustainable Jersey certification,” said Donna Drewes, who co-directs Sustainable Jersey with Randall Solomon. “Since 2009, we’ve worked with public and private partners to develop local best practices for over 100 sustainability actions, committed over 1.6 million dollars in small grants to 225 community projects in 21 counties, and watched as nearly 417 municipalities pledged to join our movement. In addition to the municipal certification program, last month we launched Sustainable Jersey for Schools with eight partner organizations.”  

Sustainable Jersey is voluntary, but achieving certification is not easy. Each Sustainable Jersey municipality that is certified at the bronze-level must submit documentation to show it has completed a balance of the program’s sustainability actions, meeting a minimum of 150 points. This application cycle, twelve towns achieved certification at the more advanced silver-level to make a total of 27 towns that are silver-certified. Silver-level certification requires that a town meet a minimum of 350 points.

Over three hundred people are expected to attend the awards ceremony to see town mayors accept their awards; the Sustainable Jersey Annual Awards Luncheon at the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Conference will take place on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The event is open to the public, but reservations are required as it usually sells out.

     

2014 Certified Municipalities

  

  

County

  

  

Level

  

  

Total Points

  

      
  1. LINWOOD CITY

ATLANTIC

Bronze

195

      
  1. BRIGANTINE CITY

ATLANTIC

Bronze

150

      
  1. MARGATE CITY

ATLANTIC

Bronze

150

      
  1. UPPER SADDLE RIVER BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

290

      
  1. HARRINGTON PARK BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

210

      
  1. TENAFLY BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

195

      
  1. FAIR LAWN BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

175

      
  1. ORADELL BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

170

      
  1. OLD TAPPAN BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

165

      
  1. RAMSEY BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

165

      
  1. RIVER VALE TWP

BERGEN

Bronze

165

      
  1. GARFIELD  CITY

BERGEN

Bronze

160

      
  1. WOODCLIFF LAKE BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

160

      
  1. OAKLAND BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

155

      
  1. RUTHERFORD  BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

155

      
  1. ALLENDALE  BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

150

      
  1. BOGOTA BORO

BERGEN

Bronze

150

      
  1. SOUTHAMPTON TWP

BURLINGTON

Silver

375

      
  1. MOORESTOWN TWP

BURLINGTON

Bronze

285

      
  1. MOUNT HOLLY  TWP

BURLINGTON

Bronze

230

      
  1. HADDON TWP

CAMDEN

Silver

415

      
  1. CHERRY HILL TWP

CAMDEN

Silver

410

      
  1. GLOUCESTER TWP

CAMDEN

Silver

355

      
  1. HADDON HEIGHTS BORO

CAMDEN

Bronze

150

      
  1. STRATFORD BORO

CAMDEN

Bronze

150

      
  1. CAPE MAY  CITY

CAPE MAY

Silver

545

      
  1. UPPER TWP

CAPE MAY

Bronze

195

      
  1. AVALON BORO

CAPE MAY

Bronze

160

      
  1. MIDDLE TWP

CAPE MAY

Bronze

155

      
  1. CALDWELL BORO

ESSEX

Bronze

165

      
  1. IRVINGTON TWP

ESSEX

Bronze

155

      
  1. CITY OF ORANGE TWP

ESSEX

Bronze

150

      
  1. WOODBURY CITY

GLOUCESTER

Bronze

155

      
  1. EAST GREENWICH TWP

GLOUCESTER

Bronze

150

      
  1. SECAUCUS TOWN

HUDSON

Silver

350

      
  1. HOBOKEN CITY

HUDSON

Bronze

265

      
  1. JERSEY CITY

HUDSON

Bronze

225

      
  1. NORTH BERGEN TWP

HUDSON

Bronze

200

      
  1. KEARNY TOWN

HUDSON

Bronze

150

      
  1. RARITAN TWP

HUNTERDON

Bronze

235

      
  1. FRANKLIN TWP

HUNTERDON

Bronze

180

      
  1. HOLLAND TWP

HUNTERDON

Bronze

180

      
  1. WEST AMWELL  TWP

HUNTERDON

Bronze

180

      
  1. BETHLEHEM  TWP

HUNTERDON

Bronze

160

      
  1. FLEMINGTON  BORO

HUNTERDON

Bronze

150

      
  1. PRINCETON

MERCER

Silver

420

      
  1. HIGHTSTOWN  BORO

MERCER

Bronze

300

      
  1. LAWRENCE TWP

MERCER

Bronze

230

      
  1. EAST WINDSOR TWP

MERCER

Bronze

180

      
  1. HOPEWELL TWP

MERCER

Bronze

155

      
  1. MONROE TWP

MIDDLESEX

Bronze

225

      
  1. EDISON TWP

MIDDLESEX

Bronze

180

      
  1. PLAINSBORO TWP

MIDDLESEX

Bronze

180

      
  1. EAST BRUNSWICK TWP

MIDDLESEX

Bronze

170

      
  1. PERTH AMBOY CITY

MIDDLESEX

Bronze

170

      
  1. SOUTH PLAINFIELD BORO

MIDDLESEX

Bronze

155

      
  1. LONG BRANCH CITY

MONMOUTH

Bronze

260

      
  1. KEYPORT BORO

MONMOUTH

Bronze

195

      
  1. LITTLE SILVER BORO

MONMOUTH

Bronze

190

      
  1. WALL TWP

MONMOUTH

Bronze

185

      
  1. SHREWSBURY BORO

MONMOUTH

Bronze

175

      
  1. RED BANK BORO

MONMOUTH

Bronze

170

      
  1. MOUNTAIN LAKES BORO

MORRIS

Silver

365

      
  1. HANOVER TWP

MORRIS

Bronze

240

      
  1. DENVILLE TWP

MORRIS

Bronze

215

      
  1. BRICK TWP

OCEAN

Bronze

235

      
  1. LONG BEACH TWP

OCEAN

Bronze

235

      
  1. OCEAN TWP

OCEAN

Bronze

180

      
  1. WEST MILFORD TWP

PASSAIC

Bronze

250

      
  1. NORTH HALEDON BORO

PASSAIC

Bronze

175

      
  1. BERNARDS TWP

SOMERSET

Silver

425

      
  1. WARREN TWP

SOMERSET

Silver

365

      
  1. BEDMINSTER  TWP

SOMERSET

Bronze

235

      
  1. HILLSBOROUGH TWP

SOMERSET

Bronze

195

      
  1. WATCHUNG BORO

SOMERSET

Bronze

195

      
  1. SOMERVILLE BORO

SOMERSET

Bronze

170

      
  1. ANDOVER TWP

SUSSEX

Bronze

160

      
  1. STILLWATER TWP

SUSSEX

Bronze

155

      
  1. SUMMIT CITY

UNION

Silver

475

      
  1. BERKELEY HEIGHTS TWP

UNION

Silver

415

      
  1. UNION TWP

UNION

Bronze

160

 

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