Nomination deadline July 15
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 3, 2015) — The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting nominations through July 15 for the 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards. The awards recognize environmental leadership efforts and activities of individuals, businesses and organizations.
The awards include three Environmental Pacesetter awards to recognize exemplary efforts to protect the environment, conserve resources and set an example of environmental stewardship. The Community Environmental Luminary Award highlights achievements in community-based environmental education and outreach. The Resource Caretaker Award focuses on efforts to conserve Kentucky’s resources. The KY EXCEL Champion Award recognizes a KY EXCEL member who has shown leadership in promoting positive environmental behaviors and the KY EXCEL program.
Launched by DEP in 2006, KY EXCEL is a voluntary environmental leadership program that recognizes efforts to improve and protect Kentucky’s environment above and beyond the state’s environmental requirements and is open to any individual, organization, community or business.
Winners will be notified by mid-August and invited to the awards presentation scheduled during this year’s Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, from Sept. 8-9.