CAMDEN, NJ — The nonprofit Sustainable Jersey announced the winners of its 2019 Sustainable Jersey for Schools awards on Tuesday, giving students and staff at Camden’s Brimm Medical Arts High School something to celebrate. 

Brimm Medical was recognized by Sustainable Jersey at the New Jersey School Boards Association Workshop in Atlantic City, making the magnet school the Sustainability Champion in the high school category. The achievement was a first for Brimm Medical. 

“Brimm Medical Arts High School is honored to be the recipient of this year’s Sustainability Champion Award in the high school category because it recognizes so many of the amazing efforts of the staff, students and community in creating a sustainable community,” said Deborah Goodman, a learning disabilities teaching consultant at Camden High School.  

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Launched by Sustainable Jersey, Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program for public schools across the state. The organization provides tools, training and financial incentives to support and reward schools and municipalities that honor their mission to create a greener society. More than 870 of the state’s public schools are registered with the certification program.  

Schools that are certified during a given year are selected for the awards, which include Sustainability Champion, the Sustainability Makes $ense Award and Green Team Collaboration Award. 

“The Sustainable Jersey for Schools awards recognize the outstanding work being done at the local level,” said Randall Solomon, the executive director of Sustainable Jersey. “These schools and school districts deserve to be commended for their accomplishments as they help us rethink, refine and build consensus around the sustainable future we want.”