New Jersey LCV honors Verizon and other environmental champions at annual gala

New Jersey LCV also recognized and presented awards to environmental champions. The following individuals and organizations were honored for their environmental leadership:

Sustainability Award — in recognition of committing to a sustainable future in New Jersey, integrating sustainability in everyday life, and making sustainability more accessible to the public: Verizon, accepted by Sowmyanarayan Sampath, CEO for Verizon Consumer Group.

Emerald Award — in appreciation of outstanding devotion to the protection of New Jersey’s precious air, water and open space: New Jersey Sen. Andrew Zwicker (D-Hillsborough); New Jersey Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Jersey City); Somerset County Commissioner Melanie Marano.

Founders Award — in appreciation of outstanding leadership, vision and devoted service to the success of New Jersey LCV: U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6th Dist.).

Changemaker Award — in recognition of making an incomparable difference for New Jersey’s environment in your community and the lives of others: Capt. Bill Sheehan, Hackensack Riverkeeper; Henal Patel, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice; Sam Pesin, Friends of Liberty State Park.