CLR School Achieves Sustainability Certification

Caroline L. Reutter School Achieves Sustainability Certification
Posted on 09/18/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Caroline L. Reutter School Achieves Sustainability CertificationCaroline L. Reutter School has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. These schools form part of a group of 147 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2020.

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.

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.”

About Sustainable Jersey for Schools

Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program for public schools in New Jersey. It was launched by Sustainable Jersey, an organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support and reward municipalities and schools as they pursue sustainability programs. To date, 352 school districts and 969 schools are participating in the program. The full list of participating and certified schools and school districts is:  2020 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certified Schools