Friday, June 1, 2018

Northeast Environmental Partners Now Accepting Environmental Award Nominations

The Northeast Environmental Partners Friday announced they are now accepting nominations for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards, the Thomas P. Shelburne Award and the Emerging Environmental Leader Award.
The deadline for nominations is July 18.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards are presented annually to recognize the achievements of individuals or organizations that, through partnerships, have achieved excellence in environmental protection or conservation.
The Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award was established to recognize an individual who stands out for his or her long-term commitment to environmental quality through inspirational leadership, dedication and commitment to partnering.  
The Emerging Environmental Leader Award will recognize a youth who demonstrates young environmental leadership, creativity and dedication to inspire others to adopt similar actions to protect the environment.
"Northeastern Pennsylvanians have greatly benefited from the fruits of collaboration, which can be seen every day in our communities," said Meg Welker, Sr. Environmental Professional at PPL and dinner planning committee chairperson. “Please help us identify those leading the charge so we can thank them for diligently working to improve our quality of life through environmental partnerships in our region.”
The Awards are open to any group, individual, company, program, or organization whose work has had a positive impact on the environment in the following counties; Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.
Nominations may be made by a person or persons involved in the activity, or by a third party.
Click Here for all the details and to submit nominations.
During the past 27 years, over 180 individuals and groups involved in agriculture, forestry, business, industry, education, science, environmental awareness, community service, and government have been honored.
The Northeast Environmental Partners include Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Protection, PA Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company and Wilkes University.
Award presentations will be made during the Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner being held on October 25 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort in Wilkes-Barre.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Environmental Council website, visit the PEC Blog, follow PEC on Twitter or Like PEC on Facebook.  Visit PEC’s Audio Room for the latest podcasts.  Click Here to receive regular updates from PEC.
(Photo: Susquehanna River, Asylum Township, Bradford County.)

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