Sustainable Jersey for Schools has announced that 83 schools have achieved the 2016 Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification.

The 83 schools come from 24 different school districts across 13 New Jersey counties. In two years, 118 schools have achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. Currently there are 509 schools and 204 school districts who are participating in the program overall.

Five schools achieved certification at the more advanced silver-level; these stand-out schools include: Cape May City Elementary School (Cape May City School District), H. Russell Swift Elementary School and Egg Harbor Township High School (Egg Harbor Township School District), Holland Township Elementary School (Holland Township School District) and Reeds Road Elementary School (Galloway Township School District.)

“We are proud of the leadership provided by the boards of education and their superintendents, as well as the contributions of principals, teachers, education support professionals and parents, that made this important milestone a reality,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, New Jersey School Boards Association executive director. “We congratulate the schools on achieving Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification.”

On Oct. 25, 2016, the certified schools and school districts will be celebrated at a reception held during NJSBA Workshop 2016 in Atlantic City. Workshop 2016 will feature Sustainable Jersey for Schools sessions along with NJSBA sustainability support programs for schools. To review the list of 83 schools, visit: or