Jan. 12, 2009
(New York, N.Y.) Do you know an individual or organization that deserves recognition for their environmental achievements? Nominate them for a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Quality Award. Each year, EPA Region 2 recognizes and honors those individuals and organizations who contributed significantly to improving the environment during the past year in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and tribal nations within the region's jurisdiction. Winners are presented with a plaque and recognized by senior EPA officials during a ceremony coinciding with Earth Day celebrations.
The awards recognize achievement in six categories:
- Individual Citizen
- Non-Profit Organization, Environmental or Community Group
- Environmental Education
- Business and Industry
- Federal, State, Local or Tribal Government or Agency
- Press and Media
Nominations for the awards are solicited from both within and outside EPA.