The City of Newark is one of 55 towns that has obtained Silver level Sustainable Jersey certification. To become Sustainable Jersey certified at the silver-level, The City of Newark submitted documentation to show it had completed a balance of the required sustainability actions, meeting a minimum of 350 action points.
In addition to reaching 350 points, each community had to create a green team and select at least three out of twelve priority action options. The City of Newark did three of the twelve priority actions by completing:
1) Energy Efficiency for Municipal Facilities
2) Sustainability & Climate Planning; Municipal Carbon Footprint
3) Waste Management; Recycling and Waste Reduction Education and Compliance