2023 Sustainability Heroes

To capture the inspiring stories of our local leaders, we recognize a monthly Sustainability Hero. If you have recommendations for someone on your green team, municipal staff or task force that is a sustainability hero, please complete the online submission form.

To view past heroes click here.



Erin Sharpe, Science Teacher, Cedar Creek High School, Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District (Atlantic County)
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Sangeeta Doshi, Cherry Hill Township Councilwoman and Green Team Co-Chair (Camden County)
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Gabrielle Bennett-Meany, Coordinator, Belleville Green Team; Vice President, Belleville Board of Education (Essex County)
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Mary Crawford, Go Green Galloway (Atlantic County)
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Kenneth A. Jones, Bergen County Hub and Glen Rock Environmental Commission (Bergen County)
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Barbara F. Rogers, PhD., Committee Member, Township of Cranbury (Middlesex County)
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Lois Kraus, Co-Chair, Westfield Green Team (Union County)
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Mark and Leslie Olson, Sustainable Ridgefield Park, Village of Ridgefield Park (Bergen County)
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Michele Lee, Mayor, Borough of High Bridge (Hunterdon County)
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