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December 28th, 2014 | Posted by Julia Siegel in GreenNews

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Did you know that the Borough of Rutherford is one of only 171 New Jersey towns that are Sustainable Jersey certified?  Rutherford achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the Bronze level for the second time in program year 2014.

 

Across New Jersey, hundreds of towns are now working on sustainability programs to help the environment and their bottom lines.  Efforts to curb carbon emissions, protect natural resources and reduce waste are happening at the local level.  Through the voluntary program, communities are implementing solar power and wind turbine projects, rain capture and reuse efforts, new walking and biking programs, building and operating community food gardens, launching community outreach programs on recycling and energy, and dozens of other initiatives.

 

To become Sustainable Jersey certified, the Borough had to complete a balance of the rigorous program sustainability actions.  In addition, Rutherford continued to have an active Green Team and completed priority actions by completing renewing a sustainable land use pledge and hosting a safety prescription drug collection and disposal events.

 

To get involved with Rutherford’s Green Team and sustainability initiatives, contact rutherfordgreenteam@gmail.com or stop by our monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month 7PM at Borough Hall, 176 Park Ave.  To participate in Sustainable Jersey free workshops and events held across the state, visit www.SustainableJersey.com.

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