New Milestone: 147 New Jersey Public Schools Achieve Certification with Sustainable Jersey for Schools

on Sep 15, 2020

Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced today the 147 public schools that achieved certification in 2020. This total marks a milestone for the most schools certified in an application cycle since the program began in 2015. Of the 147 schools that achieved certification this year, 80 schools did so for the first time and 67 schools were recertified.

Review the list of schools that achieved certification in 2020: 2020 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certified Schools. To see each school’s complete certification application, visit: Participating Districts and Schools. Currently, a total of 969 schools and 352 school districts are participating in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program overall.

“We were not sure what to expect after this difficult year, but the response has been inspiring. We’ve seen an increase in the number of certified schools since last year,” said Randall Solomon, executive director of Sustainable Jersey. “I commend the teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students for their commitment and vision for the future. Becoming certified with Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a significant achievement and these schools are leading the way to a more sustainable New Jersey, right when we need it the most.”

Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a program for pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade public schools in New Jersey, is voluntary, but achieving certification takes commitment and collaborative effort. Each school that is certified at the bronze level must submit documentation to show it has completed a balanced portfolio of the program’s sustainability actions, attaining a minimum of 150 points. This year, six schools achieved certification at the more advanced silver level which requires a minimum of 350 points of sustainability actions.

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