Princeton Awarded Certification by Sustainable Jersey

Congratulations to Princeton Township and Princeton Borough for achieving Sustainable Jersey certification! Both municipalities will be honored on November 15, 2011 at the Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon held during the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. To date, only 82 municipalities have been certified in the state. Certified towns are recognized for their important contributions as leaders in New Jersey and as models for other communities in the country.

To achieve the bronze level certification from Sustainable Jersey, Princeton Township and Princeton Borough formed a Municipal Green Team and completed sustainable actions that totaled 150 points for each community. Princeton received priority points for the completion of a Natural Resources Inventory and an energy audit for all municipal buildings. Additional projects that received points include: hosting a Farmer’s Market; creating numerous community wide projects such as the BYOBag campaign; and spearheading a curbside food waste compost program.  (For details about certification actions, see Sustainable Jersey's map of certified municipalities and click on the green pin for "Princeton Township" or "Princeton Borough".)

Both mayors expressed appreciation for the efforts of municipal staff and volunteers saying, “This certification would not have been possible without all the hard work of our volunteers and staff - we thank them all for their efforts.”

Founded in 2009, Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports community efforts to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve environmental equity. Sustainable Jersey provides tools, training and financial incentives to support and reward communities as they pursue sustainability programs.

To participate in Sustainable Jersey free workshops and events held across the state, visit the News/Events/Trainings page at Sustainable Jersey.