Cape May receives award

Cape May recently received the Champion Award from Sustainable Jersey in the small municipal category at the annual Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon at the League of Municipalities Conference.

Cape May scored the most points of any small community in New Jersey and is one of only four communities in 2012 to achieve Silver Certification. Each achievement requires the city to comply with dozens of innovative actions.

Cape May City recently was awarded a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey grant to erect a small wind turbine at the Cape May Elementary School.

Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey. Launched in 2009, Sustainable Jersey is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports community efforts to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve environmental equity.