Harrisburg, PA – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is encouraging businesses, organizations and individuals in the 189th District in Monroe and Pike counties to submit nominations for the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards.
“Right here in our own backyard, many individuals, businesses and organizations are thinking outside the box and making their entities friendlier to our environment,” Brown said. “From reducing a carbon footprint to protecting our watersheds, the governor’s office wants to know about these innovative programs and technologies that promote both environmental stewardship and economic development.”
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.
According to the Department of Environmental Protect (DEP), eligible projects include environmental technology innovation, clean energy innovation, pollution prevention and resource efficiency, community revitalization, environmental education or outreach, watershed stewardship and mine safety, among others.
Projects, which must have been completed between Aug. 1, 2010, and July 31, 2011, 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, including potential job creation; and the use of innovative technology.
Applications for the award can be found online at www.dep.state.pa.us.
The deadline to apply is Monday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m.