New Garden Township is one of a select group of municipalities that have been recognized as sustainable by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program, according to a report in the Daily Local News.
The Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification is designed for municipalities working toward saving money, conserving resources, and serving vibrant communities. It recognizes small, medium, and large municipalities across the state, and is administered through a partnership between the Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable Pittsburgh.
New Garden received Silver Level certification for meeting the rigorous performance criteria set by the program’s 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community. This acknowledges the township’s progress in key areas such as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, recycling and waste reduction, and fiscal controls.
Township Manager Tony Scheivert said that New Garden has a long history of saving taxpayer dollars through the efficient use of resources and implementation of best practices.
“We are pleased to be recognized and be part of the regional community of good government,” he said.
Read more about the certification in the Daily Local News here.