The Borough of New Brighton is a proud to be designated as a certified sustainable community by the Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable Pittsburgh. As a Certified Silver Community and participant in the voluntary certification program, New Brighton Borough has demonstrated the ability to achieve sustainability goals to save money, conserve resources, and encourage innovation.
New Brighton Borough is one of seventy municipalities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania distinguished in applying the policy and practice of sustainability as their way of operating in order to advance community prosperity. Focused on municipal operations, policies, and practices, the certification also serves as a mechanism for sharing best practices for creating a more sustainable Pennsylvania.
As a member of a select group of high performing municipalities, New Brighton Borough has met the program's rigorous performance criteria which tracks 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community. In earning the Silver certification, New Brighton Borough is acknowledged for its progress in addressing 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. Details regarding how New Brighton Borough is addressing these areas can be found on the certification program’s website at www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org.