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EPA Seeks Nominations for Environmental Champions

Annual Awards Ceremony to Recognize Those Who Make the World a Healthier and Cleaner Place

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Jennifer May-Reddy

(New York, NY – December 13, 2016) Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes and honors environmental trailblazers – individuals, businesses and organizations that have contributed significantly to improving the environment and protecting public health. EPA is seeking nominations of environmental stewards within its region covering New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations who have gone above and beyond for environmental change in local communities. Winners will be honored with this annual award at a ceremony in the Spring of 2017 at EPA's regional office in Manhattan. The Agency is accepting nominations for its Environmental Champion Awards until February 3, 2017.

“EPA's prestigious Environmental Champion Award recognizes the hard work, vision and courage exhibited by local leaders who are committed to environmental protection. Everyone is encouraged to nominate people who are stellar leaders in this arena," said EPA Deputy Regional Administrator Catherine McCabe.

To nominate an individual or organization, please visit EPA's Environmental Champion Award webpage at

The site also includes details about award criteria, prior winners and application instructions.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer May-Reddy, Public Affairs Division, at (212) 637-3658 or by email at

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