Cuomo celebrates seven organizations for environmental efforts at annual awards
"These organizations make clear that by using innovative green programs, we can achieve strong environmental goals while growing the economy," Cuomo said. "They are a role model for businesses across the state looking to reduce their environmental impact, and I encourage everyone to learn more about what they can do to help protect our beautiful natural resources for generations to come."
Organizations honored include the National Hockey League, which is headquartered in New York City, for its work to reduce its environmental footprint, its fan engagement and its sustainable practices, in terms of both its business model and its community outreach.
“This year’s awards recognize innovative programs, smart business decisions and unique collaborative initiatives that improve New York’s environment and contribute to a stronger economy," the State's Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos said. “These seven organizations are models of excellence. They are having a positive impact on our economy and their voluntary, innovative and sustainable actions address the environmental challenges facing our communities, state, nation and the world.”