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INDIANAPOLIS , IN. – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is accepting nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have implemented outstanding environmental strategies into their operations and decision-making processes.

“The Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence honor Indiana’s finest organizations and businesses for their work in protecting Hoosier health and the environment,” said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott. “These awards recognize the most innovative, sustainable, and exemplary environmental projects in the state.”

IDEM and Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s office will present seven awards, one in each of the following categories:

•    Energy Efficiency/Renewable Resources

•    Environmental Education/Outreach

•    Five Year Continuous Improvement

•    Greening the Government

•    Land Use/Conservation

•    Pollution Prevention

•    Recycling/Reuse

The public is invited to submit nominations and organizations may self-nominate. Nominations are open to all Indiana facilities, government agencies, individuals, and other groups that implement exemplary environmental projects or initiatives with measurable results. An instructional webinar, eligibility requirements, and details about the nomination process are available at https://www.in.gov/idem/partnerships/2457.htm.

Nominations must be received by IDEM no later than Monday, April 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT. Nominations received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Awards will be presented at the Annual Pollution Prevention Conference on September 23, 2021 at the Marriott Indianapolis North. In addition, IDEM will issue a statewide press release announcing the seven winners and their projects.

For questions about the nomination process or assistance in compiling your nomination, please contact Cameron Maschino at 317-233-5434 or GovAwards@idem.IN.gov.

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