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Posted on: July 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Shaler Township recognized as certified sustainable municipality

Shaler Township is among a select group of high performing municipalities to become certified through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program. Shaler Township is recognized at the Silver level of certification for meeting the program's rigorous performance criteria which tracks 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community.

The Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, administered by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh, is designed for municipalities that are working to save money, conserve resources, and serve vibrant communities. Originally deployed in Southwestern Pennsylvania by Sustainable Pittsburgh, the certification has gone state-wide recognizing small, medium and large municipalities across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Municipal League applaud municipalities for their demonstrated commitment and sustainability performance.

In earning the silver certification, Shaler Township is acknowledged for its progress in addressing such areas ass community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, mitigating blight, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls and internal management and operations. Details regarding how Shaler Township is addressing these areas can be found on the certification program's website:

The Certified Community by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification is intended to bring recognition to municipalities that are applying the policy and practice of sustainability as their way of operating in order to advance community prosperity. It also serves as a mechanism for sharing best practices for creating a more sustainable Pennsylvania.

Details about Shaler Township's certification performance can be found by linking to:

Sustainable PA Website
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