The City of Trenton formally established its Green Team in October 2011 with a resolution from City Council. The Trenton Green Team launched with a focus on participating in the municipal certification program of Sustainable Jersey, a nonprofit organization that provides tools, training, and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs.
Monthly meetings have been held with community participation and collaboration since May of 2011. The Trenton Green Team has actively supported the City’s efforts to undertake a comprehensive Master Plan process and in 2014 testified in favor of pursuing a more comprehensive sustainable Master Planning process, which is now underway as Trenton250.
In November 2014, City Council adopted a resolution renewing support for the Trenton Green Team and supporting the City’s application for 2015 Silver Certification. Sustainable Jersey awarded the City of Trenton Silver Certification in October 2015, the highest level of certification available. As of 2018, the City of Trenton is certified at the bronze level. A link to the current certification report can be found here.