Thursday, January 2, 2020

Nominations Now Being Accepted For 2020 Western PA Environmental Awards

The PA Environmental Council and Dominion Energy are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards.  Nominations are due February 7.
This regionally acclaimed awards program recognizes and honors outstanding achievements in a wide range of environmental initiatives throughout Western Pennsylvania, and pays tribute to those who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment in their respective fields.
By sponsoring these awards, the PA Environmental Council and Dominion Energy hope to encourage the community to emulate the achievements of the successful nominees, thereby promoting innovative environmental efforts and enhancing the quality of life in Western Pennsylvania.
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.
The Awards are open to any group, company, school, program, organization, or individual located and working in any of the 29 western Pennsylvania counties, including: 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.
Successful nominations will demonstrate excellence in such areas as: Restoration and protection of water resources; Community revitalization n Public awareness/outreach; Innovative planning or design practices; Sustainability; Wildlife protection or enhancement; Land protection and enhancement; Energy efficiency and conservation; Education curriculum; Teaching performance; Research impacting the environment; Environmental management; Product or service innovation: Technology development; Pollution prevention or waste minimization; or Other initiatives to enhance the environment.
Nominations will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges and awards program staff.
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.
Winners will be notified in March and publicly honored at the 2019 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Dinner and Awards Ceremony on May 21, 2020.
Click Here to submit a nomination or for more information.  Questions about the awards program should be directed to Sally Tarhi, PEC, by sending email to:
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[Posted: January 2, 2020]

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