Environmental Awards 2014
The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council and the Environmental Affairs Committee invite you to participate in the Environmental Awards Program. In place since 2002, the awards program allows the City to recognize and show appreciation for those who give back to the community to improve and conserve the environment and to encourage others to get involved!
ELIGIBILITY and CRITERIA:
- Open to any citizen, business or organization based within the Gaithersburg City limits, or schools and institutions with at least 10 percent of their members being City residents that have demonstrated outstanding efforts to improve Gaithersburg’s environment.
- Recognition may be granted for new voluntary initiatives and/or certifications within the past year, 2013-2014, (Achievement Award) or for continuing efforts beyond regulatory requirements (Appreciation Award).
SCOPE OF THE AWARDS:
Examples of environmentally-friendly programs and projects include voluntary practices, educational forums and training, actions to foster community awareness and involvement, innovative activities and methods, certifications, and novel attempts to strengthen the sustainability of the City environment. The nomination form includes more specific topics/examples, which are drawn from the mission, long term goals, and long term strategies of the Environmental Affairs Committee, found on the Environmental Affairs Committee webpage.
NOMINATION FORM INFORMATION:
- Nomination Form (PDF format)
NOTE: This form is provided in PDF format and can be viewed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This format will enable you to view the document as it appears in print. If you do not already have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed follow the link above to Adobe’s free download area.
- Nomination Form (Word Document)
Please return the nomination form to:
Gaithersburg Environmental Awards
c/o Environmental Services
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Early submission is encouraged! The deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014.
The Environmental Affairs Committee will evaluate the applications based upon program effectiveness, innovation, endurance, and duration. The EAC is especially interested in learning how groups have been working to expand their efforts from one year to the next by building on past successes.
Awards will be presented by the Mayor and City Council at a special awards ceremony on Monday, April 7, 2014 during Gaithersburg Green Week.
Please contact the Environmental Services Division at 301-258-6330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.