Friday, December 21, 2012

EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards

Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honors businesses, individuals, governments and organizations that have contributed significantly to improving the environment and protecting public health in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations over the past year.

EPA is now seeking nominations for this annual award. Winners will be honored at an awards event in April 2013. Each winner will receive a plaque recognizing her or his environmental achievement at a ceremony during Earth Week. The Agency is accepting nominations for its Environmental Quality Awards until February 19, 2013.

EPA wants to recognize businesses, individuals, organizations and government agencies that often blaze the trail on a range of environmental protection and public health issues. Everyone is encouraged to submit nominations that illustrate outstanding environmental accomplishments. The awards recognize achievement in six categories:
  •   Business and Industry
  •    Individual Citizen
  •    Non-Profit Organization, Environmental or Community Group
  •    Environmental Education
  •    Federal, State, Local or Tribal Government or Agency
  •    Print and Broadcast Media
For award criteria, prior winners and nomination instructions, visit EPA's Environmental Quality Award webpage.
For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Myer, Public Affairs Division, at (212) 637-3860.

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