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Mayor Zimmer & Hoboken Green Team Congratulate Storm Drain Mural Winners




Hoboken, NJ - Friday, April 22nd, 2016

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On Earth Day, Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Councilman Jim Doyle and the Hoboken Green Team congratulated the first place winners from Hoboken High School and Wallace Elementary School in the Earth Day storm drain mural contest. Students from seven Hoboken schools participated in the contest, which was initiated by the Hoboken Green Team to raise awareness of the causes of water pollution and the effects of storm drain contamination.

“There is no better way to celebrate Earth Day than to congratulate the outstanding students who used their artistic creativity to remind people to keep the streets and areas around the drains free from litter,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Our City became a much brighter, colorful, and cleaner place thanks to their educational paintings on local storm drains. Thank you to all students, teachers and Green Team members for participating in this creative contest to help protect our local environment!”

Over twenty storm drains across the City were painted by students. The winners were chosen by the Hoboken Green Team, including Jeffrey Train and Elizabeth Balladeres, who coordinated the projects with all seven schools and the Hoboken Public Schools Green Team, led by Chris Della Fave. The Hoboken Public Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to raise funds for the Hoboken Public Schools, donated supplies to some of the participating schools, including non-toxic eco-friendly paint.

Additional schools participating in the storm drain mural contest included Hoboken Charter School, Connors Elementary School, Calabro Elementary School, Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, and The Hudson School.

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