Congratulations, once more, on JCPS district’s 2023 sustainability achievements: Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification for 45 schools and the Sustainability Makes $ense Award!
45 schools, located in the Jersey City Public Schools District, has met the requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification, bringing the total number of certified schools across New Jersey to 337. As leading examples of sustainability excellence, the certified schools provide outstanding learning opportunities for their students and join an established cohort of recognized schools across the state.
“I commend the teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students for their commitment and vision for the future. Becoming certified with Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a significant achievement,” said Randall Solomon, executive director of Sustainable Jersey. “Certified schools play a crucial role in reducing environmental impacts, improving health and preparing students for the challenges they will face in the future. With 67% of New Jersey public school districts participating and over 300 certified schools, there’s an incredible opportunity and potential for change,” Solomon added. Sustainable Jersey participating schools serve as learning labs and the certification program supports educators by identifying authentic learning opportunities for students and staff.