Nominate an Environmental Leader

NEWS FROM: Northeast Environmental PartnersPEC

The Northeast Environmental Partners announce the “23rd Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment” and are seeking a Call For Nominations for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards; the Thomas P. Shelburne Award and the Emerging Environmental Leader Award.

The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeast 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 23rd Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment has been scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Additionally, nominations are being sought for the Twenty Third Annual Environmental Partnership Awards, the Nineteenth Annual Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award and the 2013 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 nineteenth 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 2013 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. “Northeastern Pennsylvania is overflowing with friends of the environment, who provide ample opportunities for partnerships that involve young children and grandparents alike,” said Meg Welker, manager of education and public outreach at PPL and dinner planning committee chairperson. “Please consider nominating the leaders who demonstrate successful partnerships in our communities and inspiration for future generations to carry on.”

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 22 years, over 160 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.

Nominations must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2013. Your Nomination form is attached or Visit http://www.pecpa.org for a nomination form. Award presentations will be made during the Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner being held on Thursday October 24, 2013 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre PA.

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