2019 GOVERNOR'S ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards are accepting applications for 2019

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is pleased to announce that the application for the 2019 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards is available. Completed applications must be received at the DEP by October 4.

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. Since the awards program was established in 2000, nearly 180 winners have been recognized. Nominations can be submitted for the following categories: Climate Change & Clean Air; Healthy Ecosystems and Habitats; Water Resources; Land Conservation; Healthy and Sustainable Communities; and Healthy and Sustainable Businesses. 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, the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank 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 ceremony in December, to be held in or near Trenton. The 2019 application and awards information can be found at www.nj.gov/dep/eeawards. Completed applications must be received at DEP by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4. For questions about the application or awards program call Tanya Oznowich at (609) 984-9802 or email her at Tanya.Oznowich@dep.nj.gov. 

For more information, contact the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank at (609) 219-8600.

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