The Environmental Commission is proud to announce Closter’s first Sustainable Jersey certification! On September 21, 2023 Closter received the “Bronze” level certification after earning 160 points for its documented actions. The actions include projects to manage natural resources, land, waste, and energy use. Details of the completed actions may be viewed on the SJ website here.

“We are proud to add Sustainable Jersey Certification to Closter’s list of accomplishments,” said Councilman Scott Devlin. “I was proud to help lead this initiative and the fact that we were able to achieve certification without any additional cost to taxpayers is a credit to the dedicated volunteers and staff that make Closter a great place to live.”

“The future of life in Closter depends on our investments in sustainability today,” said Paul Yarin, Environmental Commission Chair. “Sustainable Jersey offers an excellent blueprint to guide our efforts, and we are very happy to be recognized for the progress we’ve made. However, this is only the start; we are excited about our plans for many more investments in sustainability.”

The Environmental Commission would like to thank its current and former members, our municipal leaders, sponsors, and numerous volunteers for making this achievement possible:

• Scott Devlin, Council Member and Environmental Commission Member
• Jimmy Winters, Closter Boro Administrator  • Ruth Rando, Director
• Miriam Lockhart, former Chair, Closter Environmental Commission
• Vincent McHale, Superintendent, Closter Public Schools
• Marc Gussen, Naturalist, Closter Nature Center
• Mayor Glidden and the Closter Council
• Closter Department of Public Works
• Closter Police Department

Read more about Closter’s Certification

More About Sustainable Jersey
“Sustainable Jersey certification is a free, voluntary, and prestigious designation for municipal governments in New Jersey. Municipalities that achieve certification are considered by their peers, state government and experts and civic organizations in New Jersey, to be among the leaders in the state.” — 

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Last modified: October 12, 2023