38 Towns Achieve Sustainable Jersey™ 2010 Certification

on Nov 08, 2010

Trenton, NJ (November 8, 2010) – Sustainable Jersey released today the list of 38 towns that achieved
Sustainable Jersey certification in 2010 by meeting the rigorous certification requirements. Four communities
raised the bar by meeting the new Silver Level of certification that requires the completion of more sustainable
actions in the program. Currently 315 or 56% of New Jersey towns have registered with the program and are
pursuing the certification.

Randall Solomon, Sustainable Jersey program partner and Co-Director at the Institute for Sustainability
Planning and Governance at The Municipal Land Use Center at The College of New Jersey, congratulated the
certified towns. “These towns are municipal leaders that are making extraordinary contributions toward the
long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey and world.”

The newly certified towns join the inaugural 34 municipalities that were certified in 2009, bringing the total to
67 Sustainable Jersey certified municipalities. The program is voluntary and each town has to meet and
document their achievement of the required actions in a range of areas that include a commitment to
environmental stewardship, conservation of energy and water and waste reduction and recycling.

“Today, becoming a sustainable town is simply good government,” said Fred Profeta, Chair of the New Jersey
Mayors’ Committee for a Green Future, a committee of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and
Sustainable Jersey program partner. “There are real financial benefits from implementing practices that lead to
cost savings in energy, water and garbage bills.”

“More than 65% of the New Jersey’s population lives in registered/certified Sustainable Jersey communities.
The program is making a huge impact across the state,” said Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey program
partner and Co-Director at the Institute for Sustainability Planning and Governance at The Municipal Land Use
Center at the College of New Jersey.

Sustainable Jersey is the most successful statewide municipal sustainability certification program in the country.
Over 6,700 people in New Jersey have participated in statewide training and outreach events in 2010. The
program has distributed over half a million dollars to New Jersey communities to support an estimated 1,500
actions taken "on the ground" to make communities more livable, environmentally friendly and prosperous.

The certified towns will be recognized at the second annual Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon on Tuesday,
November 16, 2010 at the 95th Annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Admission is open to
the public, but the $35 tickets are going fast.

The 2010 Sustainable Jersey SILVER Level Certified Communities are as follows:

1. Galloway Township, Atlantic County 
2. West Windsor Township, Mercer County 
3. Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County 
4. Summit City, Union County 


The 2010 Sustainable Jersey BRONZE Level Certified Communities are as follows:

Atlantic County
1. Buena Vista
2. Linwood City

Bergen County
3. Englewood City
4. Hillsdale Borough
5. River Vale Township
6. Westwood Borough

Burlington County
7. Bordentown City
8. Burlington Township

Camden County
9. Haddonfield Borough

Cape May County
10. Lower Township

Essex County
11. Glen Ridge Borough
12. Livingston Township
13. Millburn Township
14. Nutley Township

Hunterdon County
15. Union Township

Mercer County
16. Hopewell Township
17. Lawrence Township

Monmouth County
18. Atlantic Highlands Borough
19. Little Silver Borough
20. Marlboro Township
21. Middletown Township

Morris County
22. Chatham Borough
23. Chester Township
24. Lincoln Park
25. Madison Borough

Salem County
26. Lower Alloways Creek Township

Somerset County
27. Bedminster Township
28. Bernardsville Borough
29. Bridgewater Township
30. Franklin Township

Sussex County
31. Sparta Township

Union County
32. Cranford Township
33. Elizabeth City
34. Rahway City

Sustainable Jersey Certification
• 2010: 38 towns achieve certification (34 towns at the Bronze Level and 4 towns at the Silver Level)
• 2009: 34 towns achieve certification at the Bronze Level
• Total Towns Sustainable Jersey Certified: 67 towns (33 new towns in 2010 and 34 towns in 2009)
• Total Towns Sustainable Jersey Registered: 315 (56%)

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