Brick Township was awarded Silver Level Certification from Sustainable Jersey and was recognized at the Annual League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City in November. Sustainable Jersey is a non-profit organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs.
Silver Certification signifies that a municipality has made significant progress in a number of categories toward sustainability and is a state-wide and national leader. Participating in the Sustainable Jersey program creates long term cost-savings in energy, water and garbage costs and makes Brick Township eligible for grants and other resources that help create sustainable communities.
To obtain certification, municipalities must establish a mandatory “Green Team” and implement any of a variety of actions. These include energy tracking and management, fleet inventory, natural resource inventories, diversity on boards and commissions and several more. Brick Township scored a total of 380 points on the actions we have taken. Last year, Brick Township received Bronze Level Certification.
Mayor John Ducey credits the Sustainable Brick Committee and Chairman John Hyfantis as well as the Brick Township Land Use Staff for their hard work in meeting the Silver Level requirements. “The Sustainable Brick Committee is filled with dedicated and committed volunteers who have put in a great deal of personal time to helping make this community better. They have teamed up with our professional staff and are making changes that are going to benefit Brick Township for years to come.”