Cranford Achieves Sustainable Jersey Certification 

 Cranford, NJ (November 1, 2016) – Sustainable Jersey representatives have announced that Cranford has met the rigorous requirements of Sustainable Jersey certification and had been recertified as a Sustainable Community.  Cranford is one of only 198 municipalities in the State that has attained certification.  Cranford will be honored at the Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Atlantic City with Mayor Andis Kalnins, Deputy Mayor Mary O’Connor, and Green Team Chair Nelson Dittmar accepting the award.  Cranford had been previously certified in 2010 and 2013 for three years.

Mayor Kalnins said, “I am honored to accept the award on behalf of the Green Team and thank them for all of their efforts over the last year.  This is a significant achievement and residents of Cranford should be proud that they live in a Sustainable Community.”

 “Sustainable Jersey is incredibly proud of the 74 New Jersey towns that achieved certification this year,” said Donna Drewes, co-director of Sustainable Jersey. “The 198 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.”

 To become Sustainable Jersey certified, Cranford submitted documentation to show it had completed the required sustainability actions, meeting a minimum of 150 action points to be certified at the bronze level.  In reaching 185 points, the Green Team had to complete at least 2 out of 11 priority action options. It was recognized for its Green Business Recognition Program and for the Township taking the Sustainable Land Use Pledge.  In addition, it accomplished 16 other actions ranging from establishing a Green Business Recognition Program to its Anti-idling Education Program.

 To get involved with Cranford’s Green Team and sustainable initiatives, please visit mygreencranford.org.