EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township School District recently won several awards from Sustainable Jersey for Schools for environmental efforts underway at each of the schools. On Friday, Oct. 28, award plaques were presented to representatives from the schools during the New Jersey School Boards Association Convention held in Atlantic City Oct. 25-27.

The Sustainability Champion award recognizes schools that have made significant progress toward sustainability and have been certified with the most Sustainable Jersey for Schools points in one of three categories: elementary, middle or high school. These schools far exceeded the minimum requirement of 150 points for bronze-level certification.

“Becoming certified with Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a significant achievement for schools and their school district,” said Donna Drewes who co-directs Sustainable Jersey. “Certification means they are leaders in implementing sustainability measures that save money, improve the learning environment, and prepare today’s students to address the challenges of tomorrow.”

H. Russell Swift Elementary School and Egg Harbor Township High School each received silver-level certification, and Alder Avenue Middle School and the high school received the Champion Award.

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