Date: June 9, 2015
Contact: Janet Sweeney
Phone: (570) 718-6507
Email: [email protected]
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 25th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment will be held at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 29, 2015. Additionally, nominations are being sought for the 25th annual Environmental Partnership Awards, the Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award, and the 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. This award, in its 21st year, was established by the NEPA Environmental Partners 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. This year we will also focus on the 2015 Emerging Environmental Leader Award, which will be awarded to a student who demonstrates young environmental leadership, creativity and, dedication to inspire others to adopt similar actions to protect the environment. “We’re so fortunate to live in a region of Pennsylvania where collaboration and working together for the benefit of our environment comes naturally,” said Meg Welker, Sr. Environmental Professional at PPL and dinner planning committee chairperson. “Please help us find and recognize those leaders who demonstrate successful partnerships 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 24 years, over 175 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.