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Nominations Sought for Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 12:01 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

12794936_10154697577728146_1159469721035965725_oPITTSBURGH, Pa. – Nominations are now being sought for the 2018 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards, given annually to people and organizations who are working to improve the region’s environment.

(Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Environmental Council.)

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion Energy co-sponsor these awards and will once again present up to five cash prizes of $5,000.00 each to winning entries that demonstrate environmental impact and benefits.

Any group, individual, program, company, or organization located and working in any of the following 29 Western Pennsylvania counties may submit a nomination: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland.

The awards process is open to individuals and organizations from every corner of the community, including education, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and all levels of government, among others.

Nominations are due by February 8, 2018.

Winners will be notified in March and honored at the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards dinner in Pittsburgh on Thursday, May 24, at the Westin Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

All nominations will be reviewed and evaluated by an independent panel of judges and award program staff.

Go to to submit an application or call 412-481-9400 for more information.

Emails can be sent to

About the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards

The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards recognizes and honors outstanding achievements of organizations, businesses, and individuals in a wide range of environmental initiatives throughout the region and pays tribute to those that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment in their respective fields.

By sponsoring these awards, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion hope to encourage the community to emulate the achievements of the successful nominees, thereby promoting innovative environmental efforts and enhancing the quality of life in Western Pennsylvania.

About the Pennsylvania Environmental Council

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is a statewide organization that brings people, government, and business together to find real-world solutions for environmental challenges. These solutions bring about sustainable communities, protect our water resources, and address energy and climate issues. PEC was founded in 1970 and serves the entire state through offices in Luzerne, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

For more information, visit

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