In 2012, Fanwood joined more than 125 other New Jersey towns in becoming Sustainable Jersey certified, an achievement that recognizes the Borough for its ongoing efforts to protect natural resources, reduce waste and teach residents how to be “green”.
“Municipalities that earn the certification are considered by their peers, by state government, and by the experts and civic organizations in New Jersey to be among the leading municipalities in the state,” said Samantha McGraw of Sustainable Jersey.
“I’m so excited and so appreciative of each and every one of our Green Team members who helped us reach this goal,” said Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr.
To earn Sustainable Jersey certification, Fanwood had to complete the program’s rigorous list of sustainability actions such as energy audits of municipal buildings, conducting a green fair, embracing “safe routes to school” and anti-idling programs. Fanwood earned more than the 150 points needed for the first level of Sustainable Jersey certification, Bronze. View Fanwood’s certification report.