Sustainable Jersey representatives announced in late November that Nutley has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification.
“I am very proud we were once again certified by Sustainable Jersey at the Bronze Level,” Commissioner Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli, Director of Public Works.
Said in an email. “It takes a special effort of all our Commissioners and their departments to commit to these high standards of green excellence.”
Nutley was declared one of 117 towns out of 399 registered municipalities that have attained bronze certification and was honored at the Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 19 in Atlantic City.
“Becoming Sustainable Jersey certified is a significant achievement,” said Pam Mount, chair of the Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees. “The certified towns demonstrate tremendous leadership and are a testament to how much we can accomplish with impressive sustainability initiatives in New Jersey.”
Certified towns excelled in areas such as improving energy efficiency and health and wellness, reducing waste, sustaining local economies, protecting natural resources, and addressing diversity and equity.
Randall Solomon, co-director of the Sustainable Jersey program congratulated the certified towns.
“I commend the towns that have achieved certification for their demonstrated commitment toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey,” Solomon said.
Formed in 2008, Greenutley is the Township of Nutley’s Go Green Committee comprised of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners, representatives from all five township departments and community members. The committee is currently under the auspices of Commissioner Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Department of Public Works.
Through education, events, and activities, Greenutley is raising awareness of the importance of green choices in our everyday lives and providing simple, effective ways for each of us to contribute to the sustainability of our community and our planet, including saving energy, recycling and reducing waste, eating local/organic food, and reducing pollution.