Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Sustainable New Jersey Communities
The three interrelated components of sustainability are:
Prosperity - support your local economy and use community resources
Planet - practice responsible enviornmental management and conservation
People - embrace social equity and fairness
Sustainable Jersey® is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.
The organization identifies concrete actions that municipalities can implement to become "certified" and be considered leaders on the path to a sustainable community.
They also give "how to" guidance and resources to enable communities to make progress on each action, and provides access to grants, and identifies existing and new funding opportunities for municipalities to make progress toward the actions.
378 NJ communities have registered and 125 have been certified so far.
Sustainable Jersey's Annual Awards Luncheon will be held November 13, 2012.