By MELISSA DIPENTO
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) visited Cherry Hill yesterday with some good news.
He, along with Mayor Bernie Platt, County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., Sustainable Jersey founder Fred Profeta and Sustainable Cherry Hill Executive Director Lori Braunstein, announced his new legislation, Sustainable States Act (SSA).
The SSA, to be introduced this fall, it would make available EPA grants to help states (up to $600,000 over 3 years) to build municipal sustainability certification programs that are modeled after Sustainable Jersey but are tailored to regional needs. This would place in demand the valuable lessons learned by leading Sustainable Jersey municipalities, such as Cherry Hill.
“Cherry Hill crafted one of the most aggressive green action plans in the nation and has been a t the forefront of sustainable efforts statewide,” Platt said. “This township was one of the initial members of Sustainable Jersey and has worked hard to implement initiatives that conserve energy and save taxpayers money.”
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