FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 24, 2020
CONTACT: Sally Tarhi, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
EMAIL: [email protected]
Regional Environmental Efforts Selected for Awards
Pittsburgh—Two environmental projects and a community leader from the Western Pennsylvania area will share $15,000 from Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for outstanding contributions to the environment.
They are this year’s winners of the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, presented annually to those who demonstrate leadership, effectiveness, and results in making an impact on the environment. These three awardees were selected by a group of independent judges, environmental experts, and PEC staff in response to a call for nominations earlier this year.
These winning programs reflect many of the environmental priorities of this region as they address energy and climate issues, land conservation, sustainable land use, and environmental stewardship throughout Western Pennsylvania.
With these awards, each winner will designate a $5,000 cash prize to be used in support of a nonprofit environmental program of their choice.
The 2020 winners are:
Organic Climbing/Nittany Mountain Works
Kenneth J. Rice, Sr.
The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards program is open to individuals, businesses, and organizations that demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence, leadership and accomplishment, and made significant contributions toward improving Western Pennsylvania’s environment. Dominion Energy and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council sponsor the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards each year to encourage the community to emulate the achievements of the winning entries, thereby promoting innovative environmental efforts and enhancing the quality of life in Western Pennsylvania.
The winners of the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards will be honored at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Details for registration and participation will be announced later this summer.
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.
About Dominion Energy
More than 7 million customers in 20 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy with more than $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. The company is committed to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit DominionEnergy.com to learn more.
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.