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Nominate Your Township for a Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

Monday October 22nd, 2018
Has your township completed an environmental stewardship project this year? Consider nominating it for the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) 2019 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.The deadline for nominations is December 17.
The Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence are open to all individuals, whether they led or participated in a project, and to all schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, farms, and government agencies. People may also nominate an individual or organization by applying on their behalf. 
DEP oversees the application and award selection process, evaluating projects on seven criteria:
• degree of environmental protection,
• climate change,
• sustainability,
• partnership,
• economic impact,
• innovation, and
• environmental education and outreach.
Projects do not have to meet all criteria to merit an award and may be non-profit or for-profit.
Projects must have been completed before October 17, 2018, to be eligible. Past winners may nominate new projects, but projects that have won previously are not eligible.
For more information and to apply, visit DEP’s 2019 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence webpage