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    PennFuture Opens Nominations for “Women in Conservation”

    It’s time to nominate those women making a difference in conservation!

    PennFuture opened nominations for its 4th Annual Celebrating Women in Conservation Awards, which honors the accomplishments of five exceptional women in Pennsylvania. The awards will be on Thursday, April 19th at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.

    To submit a nomination, please complete and return the nomination form and up to two letters of recommendation (one per nominee) to PennFuture’s Northeast PA Outreach Coordinator Emily Rinaldi at rinaldi@pennfuture.org by 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2018 or mailed to Emily Rinaldi, PennFuture, 425 Carlton Road, Suite 101, Mt Pocono, PA 18344.

    Per PennFuture’s press release, there are 5 categories in 2018.

    2018 Award Categories Include:

    Woman of the Delaware River Watershed

    This award honors an individual who has made a positive impact on water quality in the Delaware River Watershed. Her water quality work may include, but is not limited to, wildlife impacts, macroinvertebrates, land protection, stream buffers, bank rehabilitation, agriculture, water quality studies, and environmental policy. 

    Woman of Environmental Justice

    This award honors an individual who has devoted her time and energy to defending those who have been the most disproportionately and negatively affected by pollution. This individual has proven to be a voice for those who may not otherwise be heard, and actively advocates for environmental laws and policies to improve the lives of others in PA.

    Woman of Climate and Renewable Energy

    This award honors an individual who is dedicated to addressing climate impacts or championing renewable energy efforts. This woman can be active in communities, business, government and science fields. With her skills, this woman has blazed a new trail toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for Pennsylvania.

    Woman of Community Engagement and Environmental Education

    This award honors an individual who has dedicated herself to educating her community about sustainability and environmental policy. She is admired in her Southeast PA community for her passionate commitment to environmental awareness and to educating students and the public.

    Woman with Lifetime Achievement in Conservation

    This award celebrates the lifetime accomplishments of a remarkable woman who has made a difference by devoting significant parts of her life to protecting and enhancing Southeast PA’s natural greatness and for her tireless dedication to environmental advocacy. Nominees should have at least dedicated 25 years of work to conservation in Southeast PA.

    As PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo said, “Women play a critical role in fighting for our clean air, pure water, and paving a path to a clean energy future for all, and we look forward to celebrating this year’s trailblazers who are making a difference in Southeast Pennsylvania.”

     

    For questions regarding nominations, please call 570-216-3344.

    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

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