The University’s PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies received the 2021 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects throughout the state, including individuals, businesses, institutions, communities, organizations, educators and youth who have made significant contributions to environmental protection in New Jersey.
The Institute was honored during a virtual ceremony that included remarks from New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and Institute Director Amy Tuininga.
“Each of you is a big reason why despite the serious threat of the climate crisis, we are incredibly optimistic about the future,” Murphy said during her remarks at the ceremony.
The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies supports transdisciplinary research and community projects that grow more resilient communities. Through partnerships with New Jersey and multinational corporations and organizations, the Institute addresses local and global sustainability challenges, including climate change, emissions, energy, clean water, waste, food and food insecurity.