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Christie Administration Recognizes New Jersey Environmental Leaders

The Christie Administration is recognizing environmental, academic, business, government, civic and citizen leaders from across New Jersey for their commitment to protect and enhance the state’s environment. These leaders were honored with the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards at a ceremony today at the New Jersey State Museum.

Morris County government was honored for an ambitious flood buyouts program approved by the county freeholders, while Earth Friendly Products of Parsippany won the annual Healthy and Sustainable Businesses Award for its efforts to make its operation a model environmental facility.

Other projects honored today include, campus green initiatives by Monmouth and Georgian Court universities; municipal “greening” efforts by a Montgomery Township volunteer;  an ambitious environmental education program at the Williamstown Middle School (Gloucester County); a “Trail University” program; a green business model offered by DSM Nutritional Products of Belvidere; a sewer infrastructure resiliency project in Monmouth County; a joint effort to create a free flowing Raritan River; and the environmental leadership of a the mayor of Woodbridge in Middlesex County.

“The Christie Administration is committed to protecting New Jersey’s environment,” said Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin. “Through their dedication to environmental protection, these award winners set an example for everyone to follow. The winners and all of those who participated have set a very high standard for environmental excellence. Governor Christie and I commend their leadership.”

The 15th annual awards program is co-sponsored by DEP and the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT), in partnership with the State League of Municipalities. NJCAT Technical Director Dr. Richard Magee, an avid supporter of GEEA for the past 15 years, was recognized by Commissioner Martin for dedication to the environment and this awards program.

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