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Nomination Period Extended for EPAs Annual New England Environmental Merit Awards - New Deadline is Feb. 6, 2015

Contact Information: 
David Deegan (deegan.dave@epa.gov)

Boston - Due to this week's blizzard, EPA is extending the nomination period for the 2015 Environmental Merit Awards by one week. Nominations will now be accepted until Feb. 6, 2015.

EPA's annual New England Environmental Merit Awards recognize environmental achievements during the past year by individuals, businesses, governmental entities and other organizations. Awards are also given under a lifetime achievement category. These regional awards have been given out annually since EPA was created in 1970.

An independent EPA panel will select the winners based on the following criteria: long-term effects on the environment; ability to address an environmental problem or need; collaboration with others; ability of the program or accomplishments to be widely shared; clarity and effectiveness of the presentation; and promotion of innovative ideas or techniques.

Awards winners will be invited to a ceremony on Earth Day in Boston.

Nominations are only accepted online.

More information on Award categories, evaluation criteria and how to submit nominations is available at www.epa.gov/environmental-merit-awards-new-england .