EPA Region 2 Accepting Nominations for Quality Awards

EPA wants to recognize and honor individuals and organizations who contributed significantly to improving the environment during the past year in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to recognize and honor individuals and organizations who contributed significantly to improving the environment during the past year in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

"The Environmental Quality Award is the highest recognition presented to the public by our office," says EPA Region 2 Administrator Jane M. Kenny. "We really look forward to this opportunity every year. Our awardees come from all sectors of our community, including non-profit, environmental and community groups, environmental education and business organizations, members of the news media, and of course, individual citizens."

The nomination deadline is March 4. Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony in late April at EPA's Manhattan offices.

Those who wish to submit nominations should visit EPA Region 2's Environmental Quality Award Web page at www.epa.gov/region2/eqa to view the award categories, award criteria and nomination instructions. Self-nominations are welcome.

For more information, please contact Chris Sebastian, EPA Region 2, Communications Division, at (212) 637-3597 or [email protected]

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