FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 17, 2019
CONTACT: Sally Tarhi, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Nominations Sought for Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards
Pittsburgh—If you have an exciting environmental project to improve your community, then the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion Energy want to hear from you!
Nominations are now being sought for the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, given annually to people and organizations who are working to improve the region’s environment.
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion Energy co-sponsor these awards and will once again present up to five cash prizes of $5,000 each to winning entries that demonstrate environmental impact and benefits.
The awards process is open to individuals and organizations from every corner of the community, including education, nonprofit organizations, businesses and all levels of government, among others.
Any group, individual, program, company, or organization located and working in any of the following 29 Western Pennsylvania counties may submit a nomination: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.
Successful nominations will demonstrate measurable results and/or impact of the activities.
Nominations will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges and awards program staff.
A cash award of $5,000 will be donated in honor of each winner to qualified nonprofit organizations with environmental programs benefiting Western Pennsylvania.
Nominations are due by Feb. 7, 2020. Winners will be notified in March and publicly honored at the 2020 Awards Dinner in Pittsburgh on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
About the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards
The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards recognizes and honors outstanding achievements of organizations, businesses, and individuals in a wide range of environmental initiatives throughout the region and pays tribute to those that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment in their respective fields.
By sponsoring these awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion Energy hope to encourage the community to emulate the achievements of the successful nominees, thereby promoting innovative environmental efforts and enhancing the quality of life in Western Pennsylvania.
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