The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize those leaders in the Commonwealth who have made an outstanding contribution towards protecting and conserving the Commonwealth’s environment, and whose actions have benefited the health and welfare of Virginia’s communities and the state as a whole. The Awards are supported by Virginia’s Governor, the Secretary of Natural Resources, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Virginia Manufacturers Association’s Outreach. The Governor especially seeks to recognize efforts that demonstrate results, innovation, originality, and support of Virginia’s environmental priorities.

There are four categories of awards:

  • Environmental Program
  • Environmental Project
  • Land Conservation Program
  • Land Conservation Project.

Within each category, applicants are evaluated against entities of a similar type/size (i.e., Large Businesses, Small Businesses, Government, Partnerships, etc.). A gold, silver, and bronze award may be allocated for each type/size entity within the four categories.

Applications for the 2009 awards program are due on Friday, January 9th, 2009.

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