Nashville, Tenn.Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation invites Tennesseans and others to submit nominations for 2022 Governors Environmental Stewardship awards.
We are proud and honored to recognize organizations that have done outstanding work in protecting Tennessee’s valuable natural resources. Bill Lee said. These awards recognize those who go above and beyond to protect and preserve Tennessee’s beauty and natural resources.
The Governors Environmental Stewardship awards include 10 distinct categories: Agriculture and Forestry. Clean Air, Energy and Renewable Resources. Environmental Education and Outreach. Materials Management. Natural Resource, Water Quality. Sustainable Performance. Lifetime Achievement.
Any person, business, organization or agency, as long as it is located in Tennessee and completed the project during the 2021 calendar years, is eligible. All nominees must be in compliance with TDEC for at least three consecutive years. Self-nominations encouraged.
David Salyers, TDEC Commissioner, stated that many Tennesseans are doing a great job for the state by protecting our environment and using sustainable practices. These awards are not only to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to this effort, but also to provide examples for others.
A panel of judges from the academic, conservation, forestry and environmental fields will choose award recipients based upon criteria such as program completion level, innovation, and public education. Nominations are due by March 31, 2022. The summer of 2022 will see the announcement of the award recipients.
Visit the following link to find out more about each category, the judging criteria, as well as nomination forms. This link can be found on the TDEC website(https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/opsp-policy-and-sustainable-practices/governor-s-environmental-stewardship-awards.html