We are excited to announce that Cranbury School has attained Bronze Award Re-certification from Sustainable Jersey for Schools. Cranbury School is one of 147 public schools throughout the State that achieved certification in 2020 and is among 66 schools attaining Bronze re-certification status. Cranbury School first attained Bronze Certification in 2017. Award recipients were recognized during a virtual awards ceremony which took place during the afternoon of Wednesday, October 28th. Click here to view the Awards program.
The District’s Sustainability Team, referred to as the “Green Team,” is spearheaded by Enrichment teacher Mrs. Susan Shiffman and parent volunteers Mrs. Theresa Vaccaro and Dr. Becky Mathers-Lowery. Our team leaders meet monthly to review and further enhance and expand upon Cranbury School’s sustainability efforts in all areas. The broader Sustainability Team includes membership throughout the school including but not limited to teaching staff members, students, cafeteria dining services, custodial and maintenance team leaders and administration. Our 2019-2020 Sustainability Team members included Beth Chen, Jacob Wainwright, Nicole Petrone, Scott Triola, Pete Castellano, Vasi Bonchev, Bryce Greenwood, Juliette Reardon, Syra Bhatt, Logan Collier, Grace Taylor, Charlie Vachris, Kelly Fusco, Debbie Rosen, Stacey Crannage, Barbara Adams, Jillison Brophy, Dave Gallagher, Lauren Hoffman, and Bridget Giarrusso.
Sustainable Jersey for Schools, a program for pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade public schools in New Jersey, is voluntary, but achieving certification takes commitment and collaborative effort. Each school that is certified at the bronze level must submit documentation to show it has completed a balanced portfolio of the program’s sustainability actions, attaining a minimum of 150 points. Cranbury School achieved 295 points, which was slightly under the 350 point requirement to achieve Silver Award certification. We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of the Green Team!
Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program for public schools in New Jersey. It was launched by Sustainable Jersey, an organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support and reward municipalities and schools as they pursue sustainability programs. To date, 352 school districts and 969 schools are participating in the program. The full list of participating and certified schools and school districts is available: Participating Districts and Schools. Sustainable Jersey for Schools has awarded over $2.2 million in grants to schools and school districts. For additional information, visit www.SustainableJerseySchools.com.
Congratulations, Cranbury School!