DES MOINES -- Iowa businesses, organizations and citizens are invited to apply for the Governor's Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards. To download an application, go to http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/IowaE...; applications are due April 6, 2012.
These awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa, recognizing leadership and innovation in the protection of Iowa's water, land and air.
"The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards offer an opportunity to showcase and share the efforts of Iowa businesses and organizations to both protect the environment and create new jobs in our state," said Gov. Terry E. Branstad.
In addition to rewarding important efforts to improve Iowa's natural resources, Gov. Branstad noted that highlighting success stories benefits other businesses and organizations in the state.
Awards will be given for overall Environmental Excellence, along with Special Project Awards in:
* Air Quality
* Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy
* Habitat Restoration
* Waste Management
* Water Quality
* Environmental Education
The awards program is coordinated by the Iowa Governor's Office, the Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Department of Economic Development, the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Waste Reduction Center.