Northeast PA Environmental Partnership Calls For Award Nominations
The Northeast PA Environmental Partnership is now accepting nominations for its 2013 Partnership Awards, the Nineteenth Annual Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award and the 2013 Emerging Environmental Leader Award. Nominations are due July 1.
The awards will be presented at the 23rd Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment scheduled for October 24 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre.
The Northeast Environmental Partners include: Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards are presented annually to recognize the achievements of individuals or organizations that, through partnerships, have achieved excellence in environmental protection or conservation.
The Evening showcases the Recipient of the Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award. This award, in its nineteenth year, was established by the NEPA Environmental Partners to recognize an individual who stands out for his or her long-term commitment to environmental quality through inspirational leadership, dedication and commitment to partnering.
This year the Partnership will also focus on the 2013 Emerging Environmental Leader Award, which will be awarded to a student who demonstrates young environmental leadership, creativity and dedication to inspire others to adopt similar actions to protect the environment.
"Northeastern Pennsylvania is overflowing with friends of the environment, who provide ample opportunities for partnerships that involve young children and grandparents alike," said Meg Welker, manager of education and public outreach at PPL and dinner planning committee chairperson. “Please consider nominating the leaders who demonstrate successful partnerships in our communities and inspiration for future generations to carry on.”
The Awards are open to any group, individual, company, program, or organization whose work has had a positive impact on the environment in Northeastern Pennsylvania’s following counties: Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.
During the past 22 years, over 160 individuals and groups involved in agriculture, forestry, business, industry, education, science, environmental awareness, community service, and government have been honored.
Nominations may be made by a person or persons involved in the activity, or by a third party. Click Here for all the details.
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