Township of Morris

Certified by Sustainable Jersey at the Bronze-Level

Sustainable Jersey representatives announced that the Township of Morris has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification at the bronze-level. The Township is one of 81 municipalities that have attained certification in 2022. The certified towns were announced at the Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon on November 15, 2022 in Atlantic City at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference. Sustainable Jersey's participating communities represent over 82% of the state's municipalities.

“We are so proud to have earned this certification!” said Deputy Mayor and Green Team member, Cathy Wilson. “We thank Sustainable Jersey for being such a great resource to us. We look forward to continuing to show by our actions the value we place on building a more sustainable future for all.”

To become Sustainable Jersey certified, Morris Township submitted documentation to show it had completed a balance of the required sustainability actions, meeting a minimum of 150 action points. In addition to reaching 150 points, each certified community had to create a green team and select at least two out of fourteen priority action options. The Township did three of the fourteen priority actions by completing:

1) Energy efficiency for municipal facilities;

2) Prescription drug safety and disposal;

3) Sustainable Land Use Pledge.

“The Sustainable Jersey certified municipalities demonstrate sustainability excellence. The annual awards event is a celebration of their accomplishments,” said Randall Solomon, director of Sustainable Jersey. “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.” Certified towns excelled in areas such as improving energy efficiency, health and wellness, reducing waste, sustaining local economies, protecting natural resources and advancing the arts.

Left to Right:

Randall Solomon, Executive Director, Sustainable Jersey; Jen Carcich, Green Team and Environmental Commission Member ;Cathy Wilson, Green Team and Deputy Mayor ;Barbara Buda, Green Team and Environmental Commission Member ;Gary Sondermeyer, Chairperson, Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees

About Sustainable Jersey

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 23,467 sustainability actions. Sustainable Jersey has provided over $7.2 million in grants to municipalities, school districts and schools for community-based projects that create healthy and sustainable communities in New Jersey.





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