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Environmental awards offered


January 3, 2012

HARRISBURG, PA — The Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging environmentally-conscious businesses and organizations to apply for the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.

The award is open to any Pennsylvania business, government agency, educational institution, individual or farm that has created or participated in the development of a project that promotes environmental stewardship and economic development in the state.

Projects will be evaluated based on applicants’ demonstration of how their project will protect the environment, teamwork, public service, environmental education and outreach, pollution prevention, economic impact and the use of innovation technology.

The project must have been completed between Aug. 1, 2010, and July 31, 2011. While each candidate may submit only one application for a particular project, companies with multiple facilities may submit an application for each facility.

Applications for the award can be accessed at www.dep.state.pa.us under the “Public Participation” tab by clicking the link “Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.” The deadline is 5 p.m. on January 30. Email RA-EPgovenviroawards@pa.gov or call 717/783-8727.