(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. These awards recognize individuals and organizations who 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 I look forward to seeing the innovative practices employed by Hoosiers and organizations.”
IDEM and Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s office will present seven awards, one in each of the following categories:
- Energy/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 www.idem.IN.gov/GovAwards.
Nominations must be received by IDEM no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Awards will be presented at the 22nd Annual Indiana Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show in September 2019. IDEM will also issue a statewide press release announcing the seven winners and summarizing their projects.
For questions about the nomination process, please contact Cameron Maschino at 317-233-5434 or GovAwards@idem.IN.gov.
Established in 1986, IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations to protect human health and the environment while allowing the environmentally sound operations of industrial, agricultural, commercial and government activities vital to a prosperous economy. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs, and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and Indiana’s environment.