Sustainable Jersey

Bernards Township Achieves Sustainable Jersey® Silver-Level Certification
Award presented at New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference on November 15, 2011

Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, control costs and save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.

    It is a partnership between:
  • New Jersey League of Municipalities' Mayors' Committee for a Green Future,
  • New Jersey Sustainable State Institute at Rutgers University,
  • Municipal Land Use Center at The College of New Jersey,
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection,
  • Rutgers Center for Green Building,
  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and
  • A coalition of NJ nonprofits, state agencies, and experts in the field.

Bernards Township has been on the forefront of sustainability issues for a number of years. Working towards the Sustainable Jersey Municipal Certification credential has fit well into our going green initiative, as our township has already initiated or completed many of the action items enumerated in the program.

Bernards has been active in a comprehensive approach, incorporating the concept of sustainability into a wide range of initiatives, spanning the township, and involving municipal departments, municipal government, community groups and businesses. We have achieved substantial progress, but are always looking to move forward towards a future for the township focused on quality of life, health and well being of residents, and an energy and cost saving approach that will benefit all.

The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency serving: Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough,
Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Peapack and Gladstone Borough.