Nominations Sought for 2021 Environmental Awards

February 24, 2021
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Meet the 2017 City of Gaithersburg Environmental Award Winners - My Green  Montgomery : My Green MontgomeryKnow of an individual or group that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to improve Gaithersburg’s environment? Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 Environmental Awards.

City residents, businesses, neighborhood associations, and organizations within Gaithersburg’s City limits are eligible. Schools and entities whose student body or membership is comprised of at least 10 percent City residents may also apply. Individuals or organizations that do not meet these requirements but have provided a significant benefit to City of Gaithersburg residents are eligible for a “Green Friend of Gaithersburg” award.

Award winners will have demonstrated outstanding efforts to improve Gaithersburg’s environment. Achievement Awards are given for new voluntary initiatives and/or certifications within calendar year 2020. Appreciation Awards recognize continuing efforts beyond regulatory requirements. Winners are selected by the City of Gaithersburg’s Environmental Affairs Committee. This year the Committee is particularly interested to see examples of activities that demonstrate commitment to environmental stewardship by overcoming challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EAC awards those who demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship in one of three categories:

  • Achievement Awards are given to individuals and organizations, based within the Gaithersburg City limits, or having at least 10% of their students/members there, that began a new initiative in 2020 to improve the environment in Gaithersburg.
  • Appreciation Awards are given to individuals and organizations, based within the Gaithersburg City limits, or having at least 10% of their students/members there, that, in 2020, continued a prior year program to improve the environment in Gaithersburg.
  • Green Friends of Gaithersburg awards are given to individuals and organizations that created environmental benefits for Gaithersburg and its residents despite not having their primary location or 10% of their students/members in the City.

Nomination forms are available here.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Early submission is encouraged.

For more information call 301-258-6370 or e-mail environment@gaithersburgmd.gov



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