Call for Environmental Recognition Award Nominations

Sacramento, CA. February 17, 2015  – The Sacramento Environmental Commission (SEC) is now accepting nominations for its annual "Environmental Recognition Awards." This award was created by the SEC to recognize the accomplishments and leadership of those who have acted to protect our environmental resources while enabling economic progress. Nominations are due by March 3, 2015.

Any program, individual or organization whose actions or programs that have been either undertaken or completed in 2014 and positively impacted the environment of Sacramento County is eligible to apply for this award.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to any citizen, business, or organization based within Sacramento County or, to entities with at least 10 percent of their participants being city or County residents, which have demonstrated outstanding efforts to improve the environment - either for a single project or multiple projects/programs. Recognition may be granted for voluntary initiatives and/or projects within the past calendar year (2014), or, for efforts exceeding regulatory requirements.

To nominate an Environmental Superstar, download the awards nomination form at: http://www.emd.saccounty.net/sec/.

For additional information, contact Jill Koehn KoehnJill@saccounty.net, Sacramento Environmental Commission, 916-875-8584.

The Sacramento Environmental Commission (SEC) was created by the County Board of Supervisors and City Councils in 1988 with a broad charter to provide information, analysis and advice to the elected officials on environmental issues, and to provide assistance and advice to the Environmental Management Department on environmental programs. The appointed members come from diverse backgrounds, frequently representing environmental law, community advocacy, environmental regulation, industry, and land use planning among their areas of expertise and interest.

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