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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2014

Contact: Lawrence Ragonese (609) 292-2994
Bob Considine (609) 984-1795
Lawrence Hajna (609) 984-1795

DEADLINE NEARING FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2014 GOVERNOR’S ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS
SCHOOLS, ENVIRONMENTAL AND CIVIC GROUPS, BUSINESSES, UTILITIES, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

(14/P86) TRENTON —The Department of Environmental Protection is reminding state residents that applications for the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards must be received at DEP by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17.

The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program is New Jersey’s premier awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects throughout the state. These awards recognize individuals, businesses, institutions, communities, organizations, educators, youth and others who have made significant contributions to environmental protection in New Jersey, and who exemplify the Christie Administration’s goals of protecting the state’s air, water, lands and natural and historic resources. 

Since the program was established in 2000, 135 individuals, groups and organizations have been recognized for their positive contributions to our state.

Nominations can be submitted for the following categories: Clean Air; Healthy Ecosystems; Water Resources; Land Conservation; Healthy and Sustainable Communities; Healthy and Sustainable Businesses; Innovative Technology; and the recently added “Environmentalist of the Year” category. In addition, the category for “Environmental Education” has been divided into two awards: one for adult-led educational initiatives and one for projects that are student-led or have succeeded due to a high level of student involvement.

The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

Award winners will be honored at a luncheon and program to be held in December. Last year’s event supporters included PSEG, Duke Farms, New Jersey Natural Gas, Atlantic County Utilities Authority and Greener by Design.

The 2014 application and other awards information can be found at www.nj.gov/dep/eeawards.

Questions about the awards program can be forwarded to: 

  • Tanya Oznowich         (609) 984-9802                       Tanya.Oznowich@dep.nj.gov           
  • Caroline Kirkland       (609) 633-7821                       Caroline.Kirkland@dep.nj.gov           

                                                                  

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