Nominations and Applications Sought by IDEM for Environmental Award

In an effort to recognize Indiana’s extraordinary environmental stewards and projects aimed at preventing pollution in 2011 and 2012, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is now accepting nominations and applications for the 2013 Indiana Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. Nominations and applications may be submitted to IDEM through April 19.

Hoosier businesses, schools, trade associations, environmental groups, nonprofit organizations and individuals are eligible for the awards program, which includes such categories as Energy and Renewable Resources, Five Years’ Continuous Improvement, Greening the Government, Land Use, Outreach or Education, Pollution Prevention, and Recycling or Reuse.

IDEM Commissioner Thomas Easterly said it’s an honor to be able to recognize the exemplary actions of Hoosier organizations and individuals for their thoughtful environmental action as they strive to strengthen both the economy and the environment.

Category-specific committees will review nominations and applications before the awards ceremonies, planned for this fall.

To learn more about the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, visit the IDEM website at or contact Sara Trobridge, program coordinator with IDEM’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance, at (800) 988-7901 or