Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sustainable Jersey Certification Program for Municipalities (Event)

The "Sustainable Jersey Fall Networking Event" will take place on October 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Careme's Restaurant in Atlantic Cape Community College Campus 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) invites towns and interested members of the public to this event.

The honorable Dr. Ed Mahaney Jr., Mayor of Cape May City, will be the guest speaker and will share his experience leading his community to a more sustainable future. Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey interested in taking steps to sustain the quality of life for residents. Sustainable Jersey identifies concrete actions that municipalities can implement to become "certified" and be considered leaders on the path to a sustainable community.

While the program provides extensive guidance and tools to help towns complete the actions needed for certification, the certification process is comprehensive and rigorous, and may be seen as a daunting task.
This event is intended to offer people a chance to talk with other community leaders about their successes and challenges on the path to certification as a sustainable community through this program. Collaboration is the key and this informal evening offers opportunities to connect with experienced groups and individuals for support and information.

With 376 towns registered and 109 certified across the state, there is a lot of collective knowledge about the program and successful certification. Certified communities, large and small, possess a wealth of experience that can benefit other towns moving towards this common goal.

The cost to attend is $10 and includes a dinner featuring local seasonal food prepared by the Atlantic Cape Community College Culinary Institute.

For more information or to register click here or call 609.272.6950

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