Sustainable Jersey Honored with 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

on Dec 11, 2017

The Christie Administration today honored Sustainable Jersey for its leadership in protecting and improving the environment. Sustainable Jersey received the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for the Healthy and Sustainable Communities category. The 18th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony took place at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton.

“I congratulate this year’s winners on their wide-ranging efforts to have a positive impact on New Jersey’s environment,” Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said. “From a child’s cleanup of plastics in her neighborhood to very large organizations sharing best practices with community partners, these honorees are setting outstanding examples of what it means to commit to environmental protection. We salute their leadership and example to others.”

“Sustainable Jersey empowers municipalities, schools and citizens to work together for a more sustainable future and we are proud to accept this award on behalf of all the Sustainable Jersey participants and supporters.” The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards (GEEA) are the state’s premier environmental awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects in the state. The awards program is sponsored by the DEP, New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust and the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

A panel of judges reviewed and scored nominations that featured unique or valuable environmental projects and activities. For more information about GEEA, visit:

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