October 12, 2010
Re: Sustainable Jersey™ Wins National Strong Communities Competition
Sustainable Jersey triumphed as one of three winners of the national Ashoka/Community Matters Changemakers competition, “Strong Communities: Engaging Citizens, Strengthening Place, Inspiring Change.” Sustainable Jersey will receive $5,000 and recognition as a top social change innovation in the country.
The Strong Communities competition was designed to identify innovative projects and ideas that engage citizens to steer change and build strong communities across the United States and Canada. Sustainable Jersey was selected from 260 entrants in the competition.
Three winners were announced in Denver on October 8: 1) Sustainable Jersey, 2) Sustain-A-Raisers, a program in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, and 3) the Making Connections Network, a program in Louisville Kentucky.
Thank you very much to your Green Teams, municipal staff, community members and businesses that rallied your networks and voted during the on-line voting.
We look forward to seeing you in Atlantic City for the 95th Annual League Conference. Celebrate with us at the 2010 Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon on November 16th. Visit the News, Events and Trainings page on www.SustainableJersey.com for details on the luncheon.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr. Fred Profeta
Executive Director, NJ League of Municipalities Chair, Mayors Committee for a Green Future
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