Deadline extended for Environmental Excellence
Harrisburg, PA— The deadline
to submit applications for the 2005 Governor’s Award for
Environmental Excellence has been extended to December 19, 2005.
The award is open to any Pennsylvania
business, governmental agency, educational institution, nonprofit
organization, individual or farm that has created or participated
in the development of a project that promotes environmental stewardship
and economic development in the state.
Eligible projects for 2005 Governor’s
Award for Environmental Excellence must have been completed between
August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005. The project categories
for consideration include, but are not limited to:
•Pollution Prevention and Resource Efficiency;
•Environmental Education and Outreach;
•Mine Safety; and
•Clean Energy Innovations and Environmental Market Development.
The award program was revised
two years ago — long before concerns about energy supplies
that intensified in the wake of Hurricane Katrina — to include
energy conservation and the deployment of alternative energy sources,
priorities for Governor Edward G. Rendell.
Projects will be evaluated on
the following criteria: environmental protection, teamwork, public
service, environmental education and outreach, pollution prevention,
economic impact and innovative technology.
Winners of the 2005 Governor’s
Award for Environmental Excellence will be presented with a unique
award at a press event at the winner’s location.
In addition, the winners’
projects will be showcased in numerous DEP publications and editorials
and highlighted on the department’s website. To
download an application, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us.