In order to apply for Sustainable Jersey certification, municipalities submit an application detailing projects and commitments to the environment in a multitude of areas including:
Health and wellness
Operations and maintenance
In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2019 the City of Summit achieved silver Sustainable Jersey certification and the champion award in the medium-size city category by being awarded more points than any other medium-size NJ city that filed an application in those years.
Sustainable Jersey certification gives Summit increased access to grant money for additional environmental projects and programs.