Wednesday, January 9, 2008

EPA National Achievement in Environmental Justice Awards

Deadline Extended: Nominations must bepostmarked by February 11, 2008.

The US EPA National Achievement in Environmental Justice Awards will recognize organizations for their achievement in addressing environmental justice issues or achieving the goals of environmental justice in a manner that results in positive impacts to a community. National awards for achievement in environmental justice will be given to organizations in 6 categories: 1) academic institutions, 2) business and industry, 3) community based organizations, 4) non-governmental and environmental organizations, 5) State and local government organizations and 6) Tribal government and indigenous organizations.

The goals of the Environmental Justice Awards Program include: the promotion of positive behavior on environmental justice issues by all stakeholder groups, document EJ models of success for others to emulate, encourage achievement of environmental results in communities having EJissues, and encourage collaborative problem solving by all stakeholder organizations. Nominees will be evaluated based on the following criteria: InnovationCommunity ResponsibilityCommunity, Equity, and Public Involvement Partnerships and Collaboration Environmental Justice IntegrationDemonstrated Results, Effectiveness/Sustainability. The Deadline for nominations must be postmarked by January 11, 2008.See attached flyer for more information or click here.