Haddonfield just got a little greener.
The borough’s efforts toward sustainability for future generations was rewarded with silver-level certification in the Sustainable Jersey program. Haddonfield is one of only 22 towns out of 399 registered municipalities to have met the rigorous requirements to reach the silver level – the highest currently available.
"We are very proud to attain silver-level certification, especially this year as we celebrated our 300th anniversary," Haddonfield Mayor Jeff Kasko said. "The involvement of government, civic, school and community organizations and individuals from across the borough reflect broad support for sustainability efforts that will ensure Haddonfield will continue to thrive for future generations.”
Through efforts led by Sustainable Haddonfield and the Environmental Commission, Haddonfield completed sustainability actions in a broad range of categories, from energy efficiency and green design to waste management and sustainability planning.
The efforts include five innovative green infrastructure rain gardens to help improve water quality and reduce the load into the storm sewer system; a food waste composting program in all borough district schools to reduce the volume of food waste going to landfills and provide all borough students with a hands-on learning experience, and energy audits of all municipal buildings.