Saturday, September 24, 2016

Nominations for Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Due September 28


Nominations for the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards are due by the end of business on Wednesday, September 28 to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards (GEEA) Program is the premier state program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, program and projects in New Jersey. The awards honor leaders in seven categories for making significant contributions to environmental protection in the state.

Nominations can be submitted in the following categories: Clean Air; Healthy Ecosystems; Water Resources; Land Conservation; Healthy and Sustainable Communities; Healthy and Sustainable Businesses; and Innovative Technology. Environmental Education is divided into two subcategories – 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 2016 application and other awards information, please visit: www.nj.gov/dep/eeawards

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

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