Nominations Now being Accepted for the Eighth Annual National Awards
for Environmental Sustainability
Renew America announced June 30, 1997, that applications are being
accepted for the Eighth Annual National Awards for Environmental
Sustainability. The deadline for applications is September 15, 1997.
Each year the national environmental nonprofit Renew America identifies
programs nationwide that provide innovative solutions to today's tough
environmental challenges and publishes them in the "Environmental
Success Index." Each year one winner is selected from each of the
Index's 26 categories to receive a National Award for Environmental
To qualify for inclusion in the Index, programs must successfully
demonstrate results in the following four categories: program
effectiveness, natural resource conservation, economic progress, and
Each qualifying program passes through three stages of review:
evaluations by independent local organizations, verification by
participating nonprofit organizations at the state level, and review by the
National Awards Council for Environmental Sustainability.
Coordinated by Renew America, the National Awards Council for
Environmental Sustainability identifies and recognizes the award winners
and their achievements annually. The coalition of 60 national
environmental, nonprofit, government, and business organizations
includes The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Environmental Law
Institute, American Planning Association, AT&T, National Geographic
Society, and Smithsonian Institution.
For an application or more information, call Tracy Walsh at 202-232-2252
or visit Renew America's Web site at www.crest.org/renew_america.
Environmental Success Index Categories: Atmosphere/Climate;
Freshwater/Wetlands; Biological Diveristy/Wilderness; Food/Agriculture;
Public Lands, Open Space Protection, and Beautification; Wildlife/Habitat;
Oceans/Coasts; Forests/Rangelends; Renewable Energy; Growith
Management/Regional Planning; Green Buildings/Green Real Estate
Development; Hazardous Waste Management/Recycling; Pollution
Prevention; Transportation Efficiency; Redefining Progress/Ecological
Economics; Solid Waste Management/Recycling; Family
Planning/Polulation Stabilization; Community Participation; Community
Education; Improved Public Health; Institutional Education; Improved Role
of Women/Men; Fairness/Social Justice.