(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have implemented outstanding environmental strategies into their operations and decision-making processes.
“These are Indiana’s most prestigious environmental recognition awards,” said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott. “Each year the governor and I are proud of the ingenuity and innovation from Hoosiers and organizations around the state.”
IDEM and Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s office will present seven awards, one in each of the following categories:
- Energy Efficiency/Renewable Resources
- Environmental Education/Outreach
- Five Year Continuous Improvement
- Greening the Government
- Land Use/Conservation
- Pollution Prevention
The public is invited to submit nominations, and organizations may self-nominate. Nominations are open to all Indiana facilities, government agencies, individuals and other groups that implement exemplary environmental projects or initiatives with measurable results. An instructional webinar, eligibility requirements and details about the nomination process are available at https://www.in.gov/idem/partnerships/2457.htm.
Nominations must be received by IDEM no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 6, 2020.
Awards will be presented at the Annual Pollution Prevention Conference on September 16, 2020, at the Marriott Indianapolis North.
For questions about the nomination process, please contact Cameron Maschino at 317-233-5434 or GovAwards@idem.IN.gov.
IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.