Northeast Environmental Partners Now Accepting Nominations For Environmental Awards

The Northeast Environmental Partners are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Environmental Awards, the Thomas P. Shelburne Award and the Emerging Environmental Leader Award. Nominations are due June 30.

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. 

Nominations may be made by a person or persons involved in the activity, or by a third party.

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, which was established 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. 

The 2020 Emerging Environmental Leader Award will also be awarded to a youth who demonstrates young environmental leadership, creativity and dedication to inspire others to adopt similar actions to protect the environment.

"Many of us are turning to the abundant natural resources of Northeastern PA to safely distance ourselves during this challenging time," said Meg Welker, Sr. Environmental Professional at PPL and dinner planning committee chairperson. “What better time to send in a nomination for those who make our communities more enjoyable through environmental partnerships?”

During the past 30 years, over 240 individuals and groups involved in agriculture, forestry, business, industry, education, science, environmental awareness, community service, and government have been honored.

The Northeast Environmental Partners include the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Protection, PA Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University.

Click Here for a nomination form.

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[Posted: May 20, 2020]


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