DEC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 11TH ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards program, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced this week.

Eligible applicants include businesses of all sizes (i.e. manufacturing, power generation, retail, agri-business, hospitality etc.); not-for-profit organizations and education, health care and recreational facilities. Individuals and local, state, federal or Indian Nation government agencies implementing innovative, sustainable actions or working in creative partnership to improve and protect New York’s environmental resources and contribute to a viable economy are also eligible.

Information about the award program and the 2014 application materials are available on the DEC website athttp://www.dec.ny.gov/public/945.html; by writing to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Pollution Prevention Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-1750; by calling DEC’s Pollution Prevention Unit at 518-402-9469 or by e-mail eeawards@gw.dec.state.ny.us.