Welcome to Middle Township’s Sustainable Jersey web page! Middle Township has a history of environmental initiatives, and I’m pleased that over the past few years we have been increasing our efforts to “Go Green”. Please see the documents on this site to see what we have accomplished.
The Sustainable Jersey program is giving us the tools to focus our efforts on policies, regulations and public education that is meaningful and productive. The Environmental Commission, through their leadership and enthusiasm, has been proactive towards certification of the Township in the SJ program, and many more intiatives are planned. I invite you to get involved in the upcoming educational events, and help the Township to conitnue its effort to preserve our beautiful environment and maintain the wonderful quality of life we all enjoy.
“Sustainable Jersey” is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey to want to go green, save money, and take steps to sustain their qualify of life over the long term.
- Identifies concrete actions that municipalities can implement to become “certified” and be considered leaders on the path to a sustainable community
- Provides clear “how to” guidance and tools to enable communities to make progress on each action
- Provides access to grants, and identifies existing and new funding opportunities for municipalities to make progress toward the actions
- Encompasses the 3 equal, interrelated components of sustainability:
Prosperity – support your local economy and utilize community resourcesPlanet – practice responsible environmental management and conservationPeople – embrace social equity and fairnessCertification actions are developed through an ongoing process of discussion and research that includes the participation of over 150 New Jersey leaders, experts and organizations including state agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, and business leaders.