FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2017
CONTACT: Angela Vitkoski
Seeking Nominations for 2017 Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards
Luzerne – The Northeast Environmental Partners announce the “27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment” and are seeking a Call For Nominations for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards; the Thomas P. Shelburne Award and the Emerging Environmental Leader Award.
The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University) are proud to announce that the 27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment will be held at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Additionally, nominations are being sought for the Twenty Seventh Annual Environmental Partnership Awards, the Twenty-third Annual Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award and the 2017 Emerging Environmental Leader Award.
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 2017 Emerging Environmental Leader Award will also be awarded to a student who demonstrates young environmental leadership, creativity and dedication to inspire others to adopt similar actions to protect the environment. “Our region of Pennsylvania understands the benefits of collaboration and we have the success stories to prove it,” said Meg Welker, Sr. Environmental Professional at PPL and dinner planning committee chairperson. “We just need your help to identify and honor those who are putting environmental partnerships into practice in our communities.”
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.
During the past 26 years, over 180 individuals and groups involved in agriculture, forestry, business, industry, education, science, environmental awareness, community service, and government have been honored.
Nominations may be made by a person or persons involved in the activity, or by a third party.
Nominations must be postmarked no later than June 16, 2017. Download the nomination form here [PDF]. Award presentations will be made during the Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner being held on October 26, 2017.