Tuesday, February 6, 2007

EPA Achievement In Environmental Justice Award

The U.S. EPA requests nominations for an award that will recognize industry organizations for their achievement in addressing environmental justice issues or achieving thegoals of environmental justice in a manner that results in positive impacts to a community. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2007. The award will be presented in September 2007 at the National Association of Manufacturers Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

How to Enter the Competition: The award competition is open to allindustry organizations within the United States. Nominees must havereached a significant milestone or accomplishment within the past fiveyears (2001-2006). Nominees should address six criteria: (1) innovation;(2) corporate responsibility; (3) community, equity, and publicinvolvement; (4) partnerships and collaboration; (5) integration; and(6) demonstrated results, effectiveness, and sustainability. At leastone award will be made each year. Self-nominations are allowed andexpected. There is no entry fee and no standard entry form, butnominations must meet certain requirements. EPA may reject nominationsthat do not meet these requirements.

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