Monday, January 7, 2013

Nominations Now Being Accepted For 2013 Western PA Environmental Awards

Dominion and the PA Environmental Council are now accepting applications for the 2013 Western PA Environmental Awards recognizing excellence in advancing the environmental quality of Western Pennsylvania.  Nominations are due February 15.
          Now in its ninth year, this regionally acclaimed awards program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of organizations, businesses, schools and individuals in a wide range of environmental initiatives.
          The Awards are open to those located and working in one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.
          Nominations may be made by the person or persons involved in the activity or by a third party. Successful nominations will demonstrate measurable results and/or impact of the activities. 
         Nominations will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges and Awards Program staff. Finalist may also be asked to host a site visit to demonstrate their program or activities.
         Winners will be notified in early April and publicly honored at the 2013 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Dinner and Awards Ceremony on May 23, 2013 at the Westin Hotel and Convention Center, Pittsburgh. Up to five winners may be chosen.
         In addition, $5,000 will be donated in honor of each winner to qualified nonprofit organizations with environmental programs benefiting Western Pennsylvania; the nonprofit organizations will be designated by the winners.
         For a nomination form and more information, visit the Western PA Environmental Awards webpage.

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