Nominations open to for P.E.I. Environmental awards

Colin MacLean
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CHARLOTTETOWN – Nominations for the P.E.I. Environmental Awards are now open and will remain so until May 1.

The awards, held annually since 1987, honour leadership in the environmental  community on the Island.

Environment Minister Janice Sherry, said she would encourage all Islanders to consider putting a deserving name forward.

“I am deeply impressed with the many ways in which Islanders are making a positive contribution to protecting and enhancing our environment,” said Minister Sherry.

“It is important that those contributions be recognized and celebrated because all Islanders benefit from a healthy environment.”

To be eligible for an award, nominees must have been instrumental in:

• identifying, reducing, solving or avoiding an environmental problem;

• demonstrating consistently responsible environmental management practices; and/or

• promoting public awareness, understanding and active concern for the enhancement and protection of the environment.

Schools are eligible for the Environmental School Challenge Award which includes a prize of $1,500.

The Environmental Awards will be presented at a special ceremony in June.

Nomination forms (in English and French) are available online at www.gov.pe.ca/environment/award-nomination and are also available at the Access PEI sites, from School Board offices, the PEI Federation of Municipalities, watershed groups or by calling the Department of Environment, Labour and Justice at 368-5028.

Organizations: PEI Federation of Municipalities, Department of Environment

Geographic location: Iceland

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