Ewing Earns Prestigious Sustainable Jersey SILVER Certification
On October 25, 2019 Ewing Township was notified that Sustainable Jersey has once again awarded the Township its prestigious Sustainable Jersey SILVER certification for 2019. This award 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 spear-headed by the Township’s Green Team in conjunction with Township staff and numerous municipal boards and approved for 45 actions in 16 categories for a total of 500 points, our highest point tally yet!
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. 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 212 New Jersey towns that are Sustainable Jersey certified and, only 51 towns that have attained recognition at this 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.