Nevada EcoNet and greenUP! are partnering on the awards this year, with greenUP! assuming full responsibility beginning in 2012. The environmental awards are presented annually to outstanding organizations and individuals for their achievements toward improving and sustaining the environment in our community. Winners will be chosen in the following categories:
• Individual: nonprofit organization or federal/state agency
• Public figure/servant (elected or appointed official)
• Agency representative (staff person)
Nomination forms are available online at www.nevadaeconet.org. Previous winners are not eligible, but updated resubmissions are encouraged for previous nominations. The same individual or organization can be nominated for more than one category.
Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Sept. 19. Nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Nevada EcoNet, P.O. Box 10786, Reno, NV 89510. For more information, call Jo Simpson at 787-7556, or email email@example.com.
Winners will be selected by a panel of community environmental experts and leaders.
The Golden Pinecone Awards Celebration is planned for Nov. 16 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Ticket information will be announced soon.