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March 21, 2018

Nominate a Neighbor, Colleague or Local Organization to Receive the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence

The Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for the Vermont Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. For the last 25 years, the annual award has recognized leaders from across the state, celebrating the actions they have taken to advance environmental sustainability.

"So often, I meet incredible business, nonprofit and community leaders who are pioneering projects that protect our environment and support our communities, as well as our economy," said Governor Phil Scott. "The Environmental Excellence award is a great way to recognize this work and celebrate the contributions of these leaders to our state. I’m looking forward to celebrating this year's recipients."

The Vermont Governor's Awards were established in 1993 to recognize projects that conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote sustainability. To date, more than 200 individuals, organizations, institutions, public agencies, and businesses have been recognized. These projects make a positive collective impact by minimizing impact to the environment, conserving energy and reducing the production of greenhouse gases.

Last year's winners include Global Foundries, City Market, Maple Grove and Agrimark/Cabot Creamery Co-operative. Each of the winners introduced ambitious environmental practices to their organization.

"The Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards provides us the opportunity to highlight noteworthy accomplishments," said Jodi Girard of Agrimark/Cabot. "Our farmer-owners and our employees take tremendous pride in this kind of third-party acknowledgement. Our customers, our consumers and our local communities appreciate this recognition of the care we endeavor to take."

To learn more about the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, or to apply, visit the website at

Media Contact: Catherine Craig, Department of Environmental Conservation, (802) 622-4358,

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: March 21, 2018 15:19:58