The New Jersey School Boards Association received the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award on Monday for the association’s ongoing efforts to work with school teams to create sustainability plans tailored to meet a district’s needs throughout the curriculum.

The NJSBA shows districts how to reduce operational costs, improve indoor environmental quality and infuse sustainability throughout the curriculum.

“We are honored to receive this award for our efforts to encourage the state’s public and charter schools to adopt environmentally friendly practices in their facilities,” said NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod. “Congratulations to John Henry, who leads the sustainability efforts at the NJSBA. Districts that work with our sustainability program know they can improve the health and quality of life for their students and employees.”

The Association offers a New Jersey Sustainable Schools Guidebook, which is a resource for school and district leaders aiming to improve the environmental quality of their facilities.

A list of all the winners honored Monday is available here.

Left to right, Catherine R. McCabe, commissioner, N.J. Department of Environmental Protection; Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director, NJSBA; John Henry, NJSBA STEAM and sustainable schools specialist; Mike McClure, president, NJSBA; David Zimmer, executive director, New Jersey Infrastructure Bank.