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New Jersey Clean Communities Council Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Awards

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The New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Clean Communities Awards, to be presented at the organization’s 14th-annual conference, May 24-25, in West Orange.

Each year, the NJCCC honors government agencies, businesses, community organizations, schools, and individuals who have helped make the state clean and litter-free. Last year, the city of Newark won an Urban Cleanup Team Award.

“We’re pleased to be in Essex County this year and to honor those who have worked so hard in their local communities,” said NJCCC Executive Director Sandy Huber. “Our annual awards are the way in which we extend our sincerest gratitude for such a commitment.”

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The deadline to submit nominations for the Clean Communities Awards is April 1. Nominations can be submitted on behalf someone else’s project or your own. Visit NJClean.org for the award categories.

NJCCC is also accepting nominations for its Kids-Teens Awards, which will be presented at the conference on May 24. The deadline to submit nominations for these awards is April 30 but schools should pre-register by April 1 by calling 609-989-5900 or emailing njccc@njclean.org.

Kids-Teens Awards are presented to young people (under the age of 18) who have contributed to a clean New Jersey. The program creates awareness among youth about litter-related issues, promotes a cleanliness ethic, and fosters an understanding of the state’s natural beauty and habitats. 

Learn more at www.njclean.org.

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