DEP RECOGNIZES ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE
Award Applications Available
(04/98) TRENTON -- In an effort to recognize
outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects
in the state, Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell today announced
that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will
accept applications for its Environmental Excellence Awards
Program until September 17.
"I encourage the public to honor New Jersey's environmental
leaders by participating in the 2004 Environmental Excellence
Awards nomination process," said Commissioner Campbell.
"This program provides a great opportunity to recognize
those whose work improves environmental quality in our state."
2004 marks the fifth year of the New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection's Environmental Excellence Awards
Program, which is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Corporation
for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) and the New Jersey State
League of Municipalities.
Winners will be judged on the basis of the documented environmental
benefits, innovation, and long-term impact of their work.
DEP will accept nominations in nine categories: Clean Air,
Clean and Plentiful Water, Safe and Healthy Communities,
Open Space Protection and Preservation, Healthy Ecosystems,
Innovative Technology, Environmental Stewardship, Environmental
Leadership and Education. DEP added the education category
this year to highlight the work of students and teachers.
Individuals, organizations and businesses may submit nominations.
Applicants may nominate themselves or their company/organization
as well as another company, individual or organization.
Third party nominations must be accompanied by a written
authorization from the nominated party agreeing to consideration
for the award.
Applicants and projects to be considered must be located
in New Jersey and agree to share information regarding their
project or program through a written case study.
The 2004 Environmental Excellence Awards will be presented
during the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference
on November 16 in Atlantic City.
Applications are available online at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/special/award/.