November 3, 2011
RE: 20 More Towns Achieve Sustainable Jersey 2011 Certification; Certifications will be awarded at the Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon on November 15.
Sustainable Jersey released the list of the 20 new towns that achieved Sustainable Jersey certification in 2011. Six communities raised the bar by meeting the Silver Level of certification that requires the completion of more sustainable actions in the program. Currently 350 or 62 percent of New Jersey towns have registered with the program and are pursuing the certification.
The 2011 Sustainable Jersey silver level certified communities are as follows: Bernards, Cape May, Cherry Hill, Jersey City, Summit and Woodbridge. The 2011 Sustainable Jersey bronze level certified communities are as follows: City of Orange, Flemington, Gloucester Township, Haddon, Hanover, Hoboken, Lawrence, Linwood, Long Branch, Monmouth Beach, Oakland, Raritan, Hunterdon, Tenafly and Washington Township. Read the release for m ore information.
With the addition of the 2011 certified towns, there are a total of 96 Sustainable Jersey certified municipalities. The certified towns will be recognized at the annual Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 15 at the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ conference.
Luncheon tickets can be purchased IN-PERSON at the Luncheon with a check, municipal purchase order (made payable to NJLM Educational Foundation, Inc.) or cash. Special municipal/ Green Team pricing is only $35.
Stay for Sustainable Jersey Conference Workshops! Join us as we share best practices and recognize our program sponsors at seven Sustainable Jersey sessions held throughout the week of the NJLM 96th Annual Conference*. Topics include: Effective Green Teams; reports from Sustainable Jersey Award Winners; Sustainable Jersey Program Updates and Accomplishments; Addressing Equity and Environmental Justice in Your Community; Partnerships/Shared Services for Sustainability: Reports from Sustainable Jersey Small Grant Winners; and State and Federal Program Update.
*REMINDER: registering for the Luncheon does not include registration for NJLM Annual Conference. If you are attending any NJLM Annual Conference functions, including the Sustainable Jersey workshops, you will need to register for a badge. (The Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon does not require a NJLM conference badge.)
MORE INFO & LUNCHEON ticket order forms available here: http://www.sustainablejersey.com/events.php?sec_num=3
Sustainable Jersey Conference Workshops SESSION INFO: http://www.sustainablejersey.com/events.php?sec_num=4
NJLM 96th Annual League Conference details: www.njslom.org
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.
NJLM Educational Foundation Inc.