Our Purpose

  • Identify individuals, businesses, organizations, and schools that have already taken steps to conserve energy, reduce carbon emissions, and in other ways limit their impact on our fragile environment, which will enhance public health, reduce global warming and make Middlesex County an emerging leader in sustainability
  • Recognize your efforts in working toward improving the environment and promoting a sustainable community

In 2004, Freeholder H. James Polos created the Middlesex County Clean Air Initiative. With the unanimous support of the Freeholder Board, a commitment was made that a minimum of 10 percent of all future fleet vehicles purchased would be alternativly fueled. Testing was conducted with bio-diesel fuels and integrated into the County heavy equipment fleet.

In addition, the County promoted clean air in its parks by converting the Park Ranger fleet to hybrid vehicles, and continues to educate municipal governments on “green” technologies. Out of this initiative came the Middlesex County Showroom of Environmental Technology to promote clean air and water initiatives through the use of alternative fuels, energy efficiency and “green” technologies. MCSET will assist municipalities, schools and the private sector to identify and implement “green” technologies by coordinating State grants, technical assistance and County resources.

“We are proud to partner with Middlesex County and Freeholder Polos in this endeavor and to support residents of the County’s 25 municipalities as they embrace energy efficiency and the benefits it can provide in powering their lives and protecting the environment,” said Jeanne M. Fox, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

You can make a real difference by taking action against global warming and its negative effects on our environment. Any initiative can have a healthier effect on planet Earth. We would like to publicly recognize and encourage participation in becoming green-minded individuals and businesses.

Visit our web site at mcset.com to learn more about what Middlesex County is doing to improve our environment.