Cranbury Township has achieved a Bronze Certification from Sustainable Jersey, a non-profit organization that encourages a town’s efforts in reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as bettering the area’s overall environmental quality.
Cranbury is one of 117 towns out of 399 registered municipalities that have attained bronze certification. In order to become certified by Sustainable Jersey, the township had to submit documentation to show that it had completed a balance of the required sustainability actions.
To achieve a bronze certification, the township had to complete a minimum of 150 action points and create a Green Team that worked on at least two of the seven priority action options. Cranbury did three of the seven priority actions:
1. energy audits for municipal building
2. a sustainable land use pledge
3. Energy Star Portfolio Manager
“Becoming Sustainable Jersey certified is a significant achievement,” Pam Mount, chair of the Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees, said. “The certified towns demonstrate tremendous leadership and are a testament to how much we can accomplish with impressive sustainability initiatives in New Jersey.”
Environmental Commission member James Gallagher was provided the award at a Sustainable Jersey luncheon in November 2013 on behalf of the township.