Sustainable Jersey representatives announced on Nov. 30 that Moorestown has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey Silver Award certification for the second consecutive year. Moorestown is one of only 10 New Jersey municipalities that have attained certification at the silver-level in 2015 and only 33 townships have received the Silver Award since 2009. Moorestown was honored at the Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon held on Tuesday, Nov. 17 in Atlantic City with Township Manager Scott Carew and members of the Sustainable Moorestown Green Team accepting the award.
To become Sustainable Jersey certified at the silver-level, Moorestown submitted documentation to show it had completed a balance of the required sustainability actions, exceeding the minimum of 350 action points by achieving approved action points of 405 points. In addition to reaching a minimum of 350 points, each community had to create a green team and select at least three out of 11 priority action options. Moorestown did six of the eleven priority actions by completing actions for 1) energy tracking and management, 2) inventory and upgrade all buildings, 3) fleet inventory, 4) sustainable land use pledge, 5) natural resource inventory, and 6) prescription drug safety and disposal.
“Becoming Sustainable Jersey certified is a significant achievement, especially at the silver-level,” said Randall Solomon, co-director of Sustainable Jersey. “The 191 Sustainable Jersey certified towns demonstrate leadership and are a testament to how much we can accomplish toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey.”