A salute to those looking out for the Hackensack River

September 28, 2012 by  

The Hackensack Riverkeeper’s annual awards dinner and Sustainable Seafood Fest will take place at the Holiday Inn in Hasbrouck Heights next week, where guests will be greeted by a cocktail reception.

The evening will feature a gourmet dinner, a silent auction, a 50/50 draw, and the presentation of a pair of awards – the Excellence in Public Speaking Award, which will be given to Secaucus mayor Michael Gonnelli, and the Corporate Environmental Stewardship Award, set to be given to the Panasonic Corporation of North America.

This event will no doubt draw those who are interested in environmentalism from all over the area, including nearby Bloomfield. It will be an excellent networking opportunity for businesses who help to promote the green lifestyle or who are currently changing to more green business practices.

Many businesses are now switching to more ‘green’ standards and practices. Printing companies are one of the most notable of these and are among the most environmentally-conscious types of businesses. They use mostly recycled papers, recycle waste paper that they produce, and make sure to dispose of any hazardous materials safely. The printing industry itself has set quite high standards in terms of correct disposal of chemicals to avoid damaging local rivers and watersheds.

The Hackensack Riverkeeper is an advocacy organization for the Hackensack River, with the aim of making sure it remains clean and healthy for the foreseeable future. Locals can recognize their efforts at this October 4 event, taking place from 6:30 – 11:00 PM. Tickets are priced at $125.