Gov's environmental leadership award applications available

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, April 9, 2009 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards (GEELA).  The GEELA program was established in 1993 and is administered by the California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Natural Resources Agency in collaboration with the State and Consumer Services Agency, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.  This is California's most prestigious environmental honor.  

This year the award process will be transitioning to a partly electronic transmission.  Applications are limited to not more than 1,000 words and the deadline this year for applications will be 5:00 p.m. on June 1.

The award program recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California's precious resources, protecting and enhancing California's environment, building public-private partnerships, and strengthening the economy. Award recipients will be chosen in ten different categories based on their strength in eight specific areas including results, transferability, environmental impact, resource conservation, economic progress, innovation and uniqueness, pollution prevention and environmental justice.

Over the last five years Johnson & Johnson, BP and U.S. Borax, all CMTA members, have been the recipients of this award:.

For more information, please visit http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Awards/GEELA/AppInfo.htm.  Winners will be notified by October 30th. A public announcement will be made in December.

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