EPA Region 9 Soliciting Environmental Awards Nominations


Source: EPA Region 9
Related Topics: Environmental Recognition Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging citizens in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands (Region 9) to nominate a friend, peer or organization for this year's U.S. EPA Environmental Awards program. Nominations can be submitted online beginning January 14 and ending February 17.

The program, now in its tenth year, seeks to recognize individuals and groups outside of the U.S. EPA who made significant contributions to improve the environment in the year 2007. Anyone can be nominated, such as scientists, teachers, journalists, citizen activists, young people, organizations, business representatives, public officials and others committed to protecting public health and preserving our natural surroundings.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • promotion of innovative ideas, techniques, and/or technologies
  • ability to address an environmental problem or need
  • accomplishment of stated goals
  • ability of the program/activity to be replicated or widely shared
  • collaboration with others
  • clarity and effectiveness of the presentation
  • long term benefits for the environment

The deadline to submit nomination forms online is Feb. 17, 2008. An EPA panel will review all of the applications and select this year's finalists, who will be notified by mid-March. Winners will then be recognized at a ceremony to be held in San Francisco mid-April.

For more information and to submit a nomination form online, visit: For questions regarding the program, please call the Environmental Information Center at (866) EPA-WEST or Wendy Chavez at (415) 947-4248.

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