ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Sustainable Jersey representatives announced that Roselle Park has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification. Roselle Park is one of is one of 55 towns that have attained certification in 2020 and will be honored at the Sustainable Jersey Virtual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Sustainable Jersey's participating communities represent over 81 percent of the state's municipalities.
“Thank you to Roselle Park’s Green Team and Environmental Commission, especially to Michele LoManto, Green Team and Environmental Commission member and Sustainable Jersey Agent, for your work in ensuring Roselle Park’s Sustainable Jersey Bronze certification. Here in Roselle Park, we believe in an environmentally responsible approach and we thank Sustainable Jersey for this recognition,” said Roselle Park Mayor Joseph Signorello III.
To become Sustainable Jersey certified, Roselle Park submitted documentation to show it had completed a balance of two of the required sustainability actions, meeting a minimum of 150 action points. In addition to reaching 150 points, each certified community had to create a green team and select at least two out of 12 priority action options. Roselle Park met 210 action points and selected 3 of the 12 priority actions by completing a Natural Resource Inventory, Prescription Drug Safety and Disposal action and Sustainable Land Use Pledge.
“With nearly 90 percent of the New Jersey population living in a Sustainable Jersey community, we know our work at Sustainable Jersey has never been more important,” said Randall Solomon, executive director of Sustainable Jersey. “Congratulations to the municipalities that achieved certification in a very challenging year. Your hard work brings us closer to the goal of a sustainable New Jersey.”
The Borough of Roselle Park registered with Sustainable Jersey and established the Green Team in 2018 when LoManto was placed in the leadership position. LoManto said, “I’m proud of the work we’ve done to be recognized by Sustainable Jersey as a Bronze Certified community for the third consecutive year. 2020 proved to be a difficult year, one filled with many challenges, and we would not have accomplished this achievement without the support of our governing body and the efforts of our Green Team and Environmental Commission members. Thank you to all! We look forward to seeing our borough continue on this path to sustainability.”