New Jersey individuals, businesses, institutions, communities, organizations, and youth are invited to showcase their environmental accomplishments by submitting nominations to the annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards program. Bestowed for making significant contributions to protecting the environment in the state, the awards recognize outstanding environmental performance, programs, and projects from around New Jersey. Deadline for submitting nomination is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 5. Nominations may be made in the following categories: Clean Air, Water Resources, Healthy Ecosystems and Habitats, Innovative Technology, Land Conservation, Healthy and Sustainable Communities, Healthy and Sustainable Businesses, and two categories in Environmental Education—Educate-Led and Student-Led Projects. For the NJ DEP press release on the awards program, click here. For a 2018 nominating application, click here.