East Brunswick wins award for Option Green program series


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EAST BRUNSWICK—The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and East Brunswick Public Library received a 2017 Environmental Achievement Award from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) for their Option Green Lecture series.

The ANJEC Environmental Achievement Award recognizes exceptional projects carried out by environmental commissions and nonprofit organizations that benefit the local environment, according to information provided by the library. The criteria for the award are the project’s impact, originality, educational value, innovation and response to a need in the community.

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The Option Green Lecture Series began in March 2017 to sponsor speakers on a wide range of topics that offer new or updated information on specific environmental issues. This year, topics included climate change in New Jersey, hydroculture, salamander migration and protection and beekeeping.

For more information about the upcoming lectures, visit www.friendsebec.com.

The award was presented at the ANJEC’s Environmental Congress at Mercer County Community College on Oct. 13.



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