Greenable Woodbridge: Rain Gardens
Rutgers & Woodbridge Township Green Team just celebrated the ground breaking of the 8th rain garden in Woodbridge. This planting is especially important to the Rutgers team because they hit their milestone 50th rain gardens planted in the Central Jersey Area.
“Woodbridge Township is pleased to once again accept the prestigious Sustainable Jersey™ Silver-Level Recertification and Champion Award for large-size municipalities for the Tenth year,” said Mayor John E. McCormac. “Sustainable Jersey serves as a benchmark for our sustainable initiatives, while providing the Township with additional resources as we continue to lead the state in sustainable and green initiatives.”
“In the quest for our Tenth Sustainable Jersey Championship Award, Woodbridge Township competed against 448 municipalities, including 210 Sustainable Jersey Certified Municipalities and 52 Silver-Level certified towns in the Sustainable Jersey competition, earning Sustainable points with 99 actions in 18 separate categories – scoring a record 1,190 points. And throughout, Greenable Woodbridge continued to advance many more sustainable initiatives and programs that serve to better manage the ways we use energy and other natural resources at work and home. The Sustainable Jersey Program is an important vehicle by which our Township will continue to move into the future as a sustainable and environmentally-conscious community,” Mayor McCormac added.
Walkable and bikeable communities make it more convenient for people to know their neighbors. When people walk or bike instead of driving, less air pollution is the result and everyone can breathe more easily. Improving the connectivity of bike and walking networks will provide more direct, convenient and safe travel routes