The Award Significant Achievement in Sustainability Efforts
Trenton N.J. – Sustainable Jersey representatives have announced that the City of Trenton has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey’s silver-level certification, marking the Capital City’s accomplishments in sustainability excellence. The City of Trenton submitted documentation illustrating it had completed a balance of the required sustainability actions and met a minimum of 350 action points.
Last November, Mayor Reed Gusciora accepted Sustainable Jersey’s Creativity and Innovation award for the North Trenton/Battle Monument CHOICE Neighborhood plan, marking an important step toward achieving silver certification.
“I am immensely proud of this recognition from Sustainable Jersey,” said Mayor Gusciora. “This certification, in addition to the award received last November for our work on the North Trenton/Battle Monument CHOICE Neighborhood plan, recognizes the continuing successes of our sustainability initiatives and the forging of a bright future for our city and state.”
“As New Jersey faces issues such as the climate crisis, a growing equity divide and environmental pollution, the certified towns exemplify the commitment we need to accelerate the transition to a sustainable New Jersey,” said Sustainable Jersey director Randall Solomon. Certified towns excel in areas such as improving energy efficiency, health and wellness, reducing waste, sustaining local economies, protecting natural resources and advancing the arts.
Sustainable Jersey provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. Sustainable Jersey participants (municipalities and schools) have successfully implemented and documented over 23,500 sustainability actions. More information can be found on their website, www.SustainableJersey.com and on their various social media pages.