The City of Lincoln and Lancaster County are seeking nominations for the 2014 Environmental Leadership Awards. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated environmental stewardship and dedication to sustaining and improving our environment and public health. The awards program is intended to recognize accomplishments, increase awareness of environmental issues and encourage others to take action to better our environment.
Awards are given in the categories of Business and Industry, Community or Nonprofit Organization, Government, Agriculture (urban and rural), Education (educating the public or providing education in schools/colleges) and Individual Citizen.
To be eligible for an award, nominees must have been instrumental in identifying, reducing or solving an environmental problem and/or promoting public awareness and active concern for the enhancement and protection of the environment. Nominees must demonstrate one or more environmental practices in the areas of pollution prevention/risk reduction, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, soil conservation, energy conservation, cleanup and beautification, residential and commercial development or other environmental practices.
Nominations may be submitted online at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: awards). The deadline for nominations coincides with World Environment Day on Thursday, June 5. Submitting the nomination online is preferred, but hard copies of the nomination form also are available by calling 402-441-4602 or 402-441-7043.