Ewing Township has once again been awarded Sustainable Jersey Silver certification for 2019. The award, which is given by Sustainable Jersey, continues the township’s progression in the program from its first Bronze certification in 2013 and its Silver certification in 2016.
To become Sustainable Jersey certified, Ewing had to complete a balance of the rigorous program sustainability actions. Ewing’s application was spearheaded by the township’s Green Team in conjunction with township staff and a number of municipal boards.
The town was approved for 45 actions in 16 categories for a total of 500 points, its highest point total yet. The award will be accepted by Green Team members and township representatives at the N.J. League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City this month.
“Sustainable Jersey certification is a prestigious designation for municipal governments in New Jersey. Municipalities that achieve certification are considered by their peers, by state government and by the experts and civic organizations in New Jersey, to be among the leading environmental municipalities in the state,” states a township news release.
Certification is a rigorous process and once certified, Sustainable Jersey towns have access to incentives and grants; training and guidance towards the development of a sustainable community; and are promoted on the Sustainable Jersey website as a town that is doing its part for the environment. For more information about Sustainable Jersey visit their website at sustainablejersey.com.
Of the 565 registered municipalities in New Jersey, Ewing is one of only 207 New Jersey towns that are Sustainable Jersey certified and, only 50 towns that have attained recognition at the Silver level. By becoming a Sustainable Jersey certified town, Ewing Township reinforces its commitment to saving resources, the environment and the planet.
“Mayor Bert Steinmann lauded the progress Ewing has made in becoming more sustainable and thanked the efforts of the many volunteers in Ewing Township who contributed, not only to this outstanding achievement, but to many other volunteer efforts that have helped to make Ewing a better place for residents to call home,” states the township release.