Sustainable Pennsylvania

The Sustainable Pennsylvania Certification, a project of the Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable Pittsburgh, is a voluntary performance recognition program to help municipalities achieve their sustainability goals to save money, conserve resources, and encourage innovation.

Sustainability Begins Locally: Through the Sustainable PA Certification program, the Centre Region municipalities were evaluated based on the following categories:

 • Governance and Community Engagement
 • Healthy Community
 • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
 • Education


• Energy Use, conservation and Green Building
• Environmental Stewardship
• Housing
• Land Use and Transportation


    State College Borough is one of 7 municipalities in Pennsylvania that has achieved Platinum Certification. Platinum certification means the municipality achieved 203 - 300 points and provide web links to 90% of their 'yes responses'. Click on the link to view their certification assessment.  
    College Township, Ferguson Township, Halfmoon Township, Harris Township and Patton Township have all achieved Gold Certification.  Gold certification means the municipality achieved 136 - 202 points and provide web links to 70% of their 'yes responses'.  Click on their link to view the certification assessment.