SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has been awarded a $2,000 capacity-building grant through the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program, an initiative funded by the PSEG Foundation.

Summit is one of 36 municipalities in New Jersey that has received funding to implement a variety of sustainability projects focused on green infrastructure, park restoration, single-use plastic reduction campaigns, raingardens, environmental resource inventories, green team capacity building and more.

Sustainable Jersey grants are intended to help municipalities make progress toward a sustainable future, in general, and specifically toward Sustainable Jersey certification. Summit has been certified with Sustainable Jersey since its inception in 2009, and has achieved Silver Champion status.

“We are thankful to Sustainable Jersey for its support of vital environmental projects in Summit,” said Mayor Nora Radest. “This grant will enable our municipality to enhance our efforts to track and reduce Summit’s carbon footprint and energy use, and better maintain our local parks and hiking trails. This important work would not be possible without Sustainable Jersey funding and the outstanding efforts of Summit’s environmental commission and green team volunteers.”