Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DEP Seeks Nominations for Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Department of Environmental Protection Acting Secretary John Quigley today invited Pennsylvania individuals and organizations to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The deadline for applications is March 2.
The awards program is open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals who have created or participated in the development of a project that promotes environmental stewardship and economic development in the state.
“We want to recognize and showcase the innovative ways these projects transformed environmental obstacles into opportunities,” Quigley said. “Sharing the details of their success may spark change for other businesses and organizations struggling with the same challenges.”
Eligible projects must have been completed between Aug. 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014. Projects should showcase technological advances, promote renewable energy solutions, reduce environmental threats, provide environmentally responsible economic opportunity, foster environmental education or restore watersheds.
Projects will be selected based on the following seven criteria: Environmental Protection; Partnership; Public Service; Environmental Education and Outreach; Pollution Prevention; Economic Impact; and Innovating Technology.
Winners will be recognized in April during an awards ceremony and dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
The award application and guidelines are available on DEP’s website.

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