Nominations Open for Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards

Also seeking nominations for the Thomas P. Shelburne and Emerging Environmental Leader Awards


May 14, 2021


Janet Sweeney, 570-718-6507


Nominations Open for Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership 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 2021 awards, nominations must be submitted no later than June 30, 2021.
Please see the attached Nomination form or visit 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 2021 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. This year’s awards will be presented on October 28, 2021 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort.

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 30 years, over 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.