The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Northwest District office is excited to announce a call for nominations for its Environmental Stewardship Achievement Awards Program, which recognizes those who are working alongside DEP to Protect Florida Together.
The program recognizes businesses, industries, professional and nonprofit organizations, and local governments for their proactive, innovative and exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship.
The objective of environmental stewardship is to reduce the impacts on the environment beyond measures required by permit or rule, ensuring responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices. To be considered for recognition, participants must demonstrate significant and measurable achievements that provide a direct benefit to our environment by reducing environmental impacts, conserving resources and/or enhancing ecosystems.
Additional criteria that will be considered:
An organizational culture of environmental stewardship.
Continuous improvement and growth of environmental programs.
Environmental education and outreach components.
Innovation and exceptional achievement in environmental stewardship.
Rules and Instructions:
The Northwest District Environmental Stewardship Achievement Awards program is open to Florida businesses, industries, professional and nonprofit organizations, and local governments.
Application or nomination must be received by 5 p.m. Central time, Monday, Nov. 10, 2023. See submission instructions below.
The completed nomination form must be submitted along with any optional supporting documents.
Supportive material is limited to 10 additional pages.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.