RVCC Earns NJ Transportation Awards for Sustainability Efforts

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
governor's environmental excellence award

Raritan Valley Community College continues to be recognized for its sustainability efforts, recently earning top honors in both the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s 2018 NJ Charging Challenge and the NJ Smart Workplaces program.

RVCC scored the highest in the state in the 2018 NJ Charging Challenge: Electrify Your Workplace recognition program. RVCC recently installed two dual-port Level 2 charging stations at its Branchburg campus. With electric cars becoming more popular, all four of the College’s electric car chargers are often in use during weekday business hours. Charging at the stations is free and it’s open to the public. Station equipment and installation were funded by grants from NJDEP’s It Pays to Plug In: NJ’s Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program.

RVCC earned the Platinum award from the New Jersey Smart Workplaces program. The statewide initiative recognizes employers who show vision and leadership by providing commuter benefits and alternative transportation options for employees. RVCC earned the top honor for meeting 11 criteria, including reducing the number of commuters by offering online classes. The award was given by RideWise, Somerset County’s transportation management authority, which strives to connect people and businesses to safe and sustainable travel options that enhance the quality of life and create a vibrant economy.

Ranked by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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January 30, 2019

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