Middletown Township announced that it has been recognized as a Platinum Certified Sustainable Township among a select group of high-performing municipalities. The township is the ninth municipality in Pennsylvania to be certified at the platinum level (the highest possible) through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification Program. The program’s rigorous performance criteria track 31 policies and practices that define a sustainable community.
The program, managed by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh, is intended to bring recognition to municipalities that are implementing the policies and practices of sustainability to advance community and regional prosperity. It also serves as a mechanism for sharing best practices for creating a more sustainable Pennsylvania. Middletown Township was previously a Certified Gold community.
The certification is implemented statewide, recognizing townships, boroughs, municipalities, cities and home rule municipalities across the commonwealth that are working to save money, conserve resources and serve vibrant communities.
In earning the Platinum Certification, Middletown is acknowledged for its progress in such areas as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls, and internal management and operations.
“Middletown Township is proud to be recognized as a Platinum Certified Community by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification Program,” said board of supervisors chairperson Mike Ksiazek. “The township has and continues to demonstrate a commitment to advancing sustainable best practices to foster thriving and vibrant communities where people long to live, work and play. We are pleased to be recognized and be part of the regional community of good government.”