CALDWELL, NJ - Ann Marchioni, chair of the Caldwell Environmental Commission (CEC), presented Sustainable Awards several groups and individuals during Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

The CEC recently became the recipient of the coveted Blue Ribbon Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society in recognition of community efforts for the “Plight of the Pollinators” initiative. According to Marchioni, the commission was one of 60 to receive the award out of 300 applicants.

Recognized along with the award were the efforts of Sustainable Verona, the West Caldwell Environmental Commission, the Roseland Environmental Commission, Rutgers Environmental Stewards, Conserve Wildlife of New Jersey, Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy and New Jersey Beekeepers.  

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Marchioni and Councilman Jonathan Lace, liaison to the CEC, presented sustainability awards to Eagle Scout James Conti in recognition of his project that created sustainable pathways throughout the Caldwell Pollinator Garden.

Also recognized were Council President Richard Hauser for his service as a liaison to the commission; Mayor Ann Dassing for her years of support for the CEC’s many projects; and the St. Aloysius Green Team for encouraging parishioners to be aware of environmental issues and to become more sustainable in their daily lives.

“There has been so much I learned from [Marchioni] and you are a treasurer; you all are,” Dassing said as she accepted the award.

To read more about this meeting, click HERE.