The Borough of Madison is a Sustainable Jersey silver-certified community under the Sustainable Jersey program for municipalities. Certified towns are an outstanding group of municipalities that are making important contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey and world, increasingly including actions that address the challenges of climate change.
The Borough of Madison is proud to have received at grant for $20,000 from Sustainable Jersey and PSE&G Foundation which will be used to identify areas in Madison that would benefit from green infrastructure solutions that help mitigate stormwater runoff and, at the same time, improve the quality of the water reaching the Buried Valley Aquifer – the sole source of our drinking water. Learn more here.
Created via ordinance (PDF) on April 23, 2012 and codified in Chapter 26 of the Borough Code, the Sustainable Madison Advisory Committee of the Borough of Madison is an eleven member committee charged with encouraging sustainable practices in the Borough of Madison. With 915 points, Madison is the Sustainability Champion for mid-sized Communities for 2023, the highest number for municipalities between 5,000 and 40,000 people, and second highest overall in the state. View the 2023 Sustainable Jersey certification report here.
To maintain our Sustainable Jersey certification, Madison’s Green Team – the Sustainable Madison Advisory Committee – completes an online application at a minimum of every three years, documenting sustainable actions in the Borough. These actions fall into several major categories, ranging from energy to food, waste, natural resources, building, transportation, health, water, and community education and outreach. The Green Team works closely with Borough staff, officials and committees, and with other organizations in town to encourage, support, initiate and report on sustainable actions and practices.