Nominations sought for environmental excellence awards

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is accepting nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.

They must be received by IDEM no later than 5 p.m. Monday. The public is invited to submit nominations, and organizations may self-nominate.

An instructional webinar, eligibility requirements and details about the nomination process are available online at

These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have implemented outstanding environmental strategies into their operations and decision-making processes.

Indiana’s highest environmental recognition is open to all Indiana businesses, government agencies, individuals and other groups that implement exemplary environmental projects or initiatives with measurable results. By seeking out and utilizing innovative environmental practices, organizations and businesses around the state have reduced waste, saved money and contributed greatly to Indiana’s environmental protection efforts.

IDEM and Gov. Eric 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

Awards will be presented at the annual Pollution Prevention Conference on Sept. 21 at Marriott Indianapolis North.

Information: Call 800-988-7901 or email [email protected]