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EPA honors Islanders, Rock and Wrap it Up! for environmental and community contributions

Islanders recognized for improving environmental quality in their region

Monday, 05.02.2011 / 2:13 PM / News
By David Hochman
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EPA honors Islanders, Rock and Wrap it Up! for environmental and community contributions
Overlooking a picturesque Manhattan skyline with the towering Empire State Building as the backdrop, Congresswoman of New York’s 12th District, Nydia Velazquez, presented 30 honorees with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2011 Environmental Quality Award on April 29. Among those honorees were the New York Islanders and their food recovery partner, Rock and Wrap it Up! of Cedarhurst, NY.

Ann Rina, the Islanders Community Relations Manager, and Syd Mandelbaum, the CEO and Founder of Rock and Wrap it Up! received their award plaques from Congresswoman Velazquez and the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Judith Enck, at the EPA’s downtown New York City offices.

The award, which celebrates the club's outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health, is the highest recognition presented to the public by the EPA.

Ann Rina, the Islanders Community Relations Manager (center), accepting the 2011 Environmental Quality Award from the EPA on behalf of the New York Islanders with fellow award winners on Friday, April 29, 2011.
“Being honored by the EPA is a truly humbling experience for our organization,” Rina said. “We’re lucky to partner with a great organization like Rock and Wrap it Up! For these past five years, they have helped us bring more meals to our community than we could have ever imagined. This award is a tribute to their hard work and we congratulate them on their honor as well.”

This past season, the Islanders diverted 9,765 pounds of food waste from reaching a landfill, while providing over 7,500 meals to local food banks.  The 2010-11 season was the fifth campaign in which the Islanders have participated in a food recovery program.

“This terrific partnership between the New York Islanders and Rock and Wrap it Up! has resulted in over 13,000 hungry New Yorkers being fed,” Mandelbaum said. “We look forward to the coming season as all food from Nassau Coliseum will feed the hungry.”

This season, the Islanders delivered and served food at:
  • Salt and Sea Mission, Brooklyn, NY
  • Our Brother’s Keeper HIV Center, Hempstead, NY
  • John The Baptist Pantry, Rockaway Park, Queens, NY
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Long Beach NY
  • Rosa Parks, INN, Roosevelt, NY

Over the past three seasons, the Islanders also recovered an additional 5,250 meals and served them to those in need in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island.

According to the EPA, Environmental Quality Award recipients are recognized for the high level of their accomplishments in improving environmental quality in their specific regions. Awardees dedicate countless hours, both professionally and personally, to reach this goal.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
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K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
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F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
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