Annual Award Recipients

Sustainable Jersey presents its Annual Awards at the Sustainable Jersey Luncheon held during the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference.


Sustainability Champions

This award recognizes municipalities earning the highest number of points in the Sustainable Jersey certification program in the current year in three population categories.

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Creativity & Innovation Award

This award recognizes a forward-thinking municipality that supports a culture of creativity and innovation as it implements new approaches to solving problems. 

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Collaboration Award

This award recognizes municipal green teams that have advanced sustainability by building strong partnerships.

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Rookie of the Year

This award recognizes a municipality committed to achieving certification despite challenges along the way.

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Mayor Art Ondish Leadership Award

This award recognizes an outstanding leader who has provided ideas, policy support, encouragement, and the necessary resources for the green team to achieve significant success towards sustainability at the local level.

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Sustainable Business Leadership Award

This award recognizes New Jersey companies that demonstrate a significant commitment to the core sustainability principles along with strong support for values that the Sustainable Jersey program advances.

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