Sustainable NJ

Sustainable NJ 2018-01-06T00:58:50+00:00


Upper Saddle River is a Sustainable Jersey certified community–one of only 108 in the state. Upper Saddle River achieved its 2011 bronze level certification after completing a rigorous program of sustainable initiatives. Municipalities that earn the certification are considered by their peers, by state government, and by the experts and civic organizations in New Jersey to be among the leading municipalities in the state, for implementing sustainable practices within their community.

To achieve its certification, Upper Saddle River completed the following sustainable actions:

  1.  Community Visioning – Vision 20/20
  2.  Mayor’s Wellness Campaign
  3.  Energy Audits for municipal buildings
  4. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
  5. Anti Idling
  6. Shade Tree Commission Community Forestry Plan
  7. Green Team Community Challenge
  8. Education for Sustainability with Cavallini School
  9. USR Environmental Committee
  10. Recycling Depot
  11. USR Community Paper Shredding Day
  12. Cut it and Leave it
  13. Cavallini Solar installation
  14. And by establishing a USR Green Team.

For details please visit participating communities at

Thanks to all the USR Residents and volunteers for partnering with us. To get involved with USR’s Green Team and sustainability initiatives, contact Theodore Preusch email: or connect with us on Facebook / Upper Saddle River Environmental Committee.

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