FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 18, 2020
Contact: Janet Sweeney, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Email: [email protected]
Call for Nominations: Northeast Environmental Partners Awards
The Northeast Environmental Partners (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 seeking nominations for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards, the Thomas P. Shelburne Award, and the Emerging Environmental Leader Award.
In order to be considered for the 2020 awards, nominations must be submitted no later than June 30, 2020. Please visit https://pecpa.org/NEPAdinnernomination for a nomination form.
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 2020 Emerging Environmental Leader Award will also be awarded to a youth who demonstrates young environmental leadership, creativity and dedication to inspire others to adopt similar actions to protect the environment.
“Many of us are turning to the abundant natural resources of Northeastern PA to safely distance ourselves during this challenging time,” said Meg Welker, Sr. Environmental Professional at PPL and dinner planning committee chairperson. “What better time to send in a nomination for those who make our communities more enjoyable through environmental partnerships?”
The Awards are open to any group, individual, company, program, or organization whose work has had a positive impact on the environment in the following Northeastern Pennsylvania counties: Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming.
During the past 30 years, more than 240 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.
About the Pennsylvania Environmental Council
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is a statewide organization that brings people, government, and business together to find real-world solutions for environmental challenges. These solutions bring about sustainable communities, protect our water resources, and address energy and climate issues. PEC was founded in 1970 and serves the entire state through offices in Luzerne, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and State College.