Spreading the word

May 7, 2019

Author: Equity Environmental Engineering

Equity Environmental Engineering LLC was one of approximately 45 companies the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine honored for their environmental leadership in recycling, pollution prevention, green building design, environmental conservation, energy conservation, community impact, manufacturing innovation, and brownfield redevelopment. They were chosen from nominations submitted to the magazine by CIANJ members and the business community-at-large. The environmental awards were the cover story of this month’s COMMERCE magazine. Read their stories at commercemagnj.com.


The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and its flagship publication, COMMERCE Magazine, celebrated environmental leadership in the business community at a special awards breakfast this week. More than 150 consultants, attorneys, accountants, engineers, licensed site remediation professionals, and others, who work in the environmental sector, gathered at the Glen Ridge Country Club for the first annual event. Amy R. Tuininga, Ph.D., director of the Montclair State University’s PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies, was invited to deliver the keynote speech. 


CIANJ President Anthony Russo said the event was held to showcase the extraordinary environmental work done throughout New Jersey.  As a statewide general business association, CIANJ represents more than 900 corporate members from every sector. A lion’s share of CIANJ members, however, are part of its Environmental Business Council (EBC), the state’s largest environmental trade group.  “CIANJ has a long history in the environmental industry and we wanted to honor the leaders for their accomplishments and dedication,” he said.

Tracy Straka, an executive vice president at Creamer Environmental, Inc., and a former CIANJ chairwoman established the environmental trade group, in 1996. It provides a forum for mid- and senior-level environmental professionals to explore creative approaches, best practices, and current statutory regulations and case law developments relating to environmental issues in New Jersey and across the country. 

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