DEP Release: Nominations Due September 30 for Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2015

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

NOMINATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 30 FOR GOVERNOR'S ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS ANNUAL PROGRAM HONORS NEW JERSEY'S ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS

(15/P79) TRENTON - Nominations for the 2015 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards are due by the close of business on Wednesday, September 30 to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards (GEEA) Program recognizes outstanding environmental performance, program and projects throughout the state. The awards honor individuals, businesses, institutions, communities, organizations, educators, youths and others who have made significant contributions to environmental protection in New Jersey.

Nominations can be submitted in these categories: Clean Air; Healthy Ecosystems; Water Resources; Land Conservation; Healthy and Sustainable Communities; Healthy and Sustainable Businesses; Innovative Technology; and Environmentalist of the Year. Environmental Education is divided into two categories - one for adult-led education initiatives and one for projects that are student-led or have succeeded because of a high level of student involvement.

The GEEA Program is sponsored by the DEP, the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust and the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology, in partnership with the New Jersey League of Municipalities. Award winners will be honored in December.

To download the 2015 application and other awards information, please visit: www.nj.gov/dep/eeawards

For information about the program, please contact DEP employee Tanya Oznowich at (609) 984-9802 or Tanya.Oznowich@dep.nj.gov

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