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2014
Vermont Governor's Awards for
Environmental Excellence

The Vermont Governor's Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the actions taken by Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability. To date, more than 200 award-winning efforts of Vermont individuals, organizations, institutions, public agencies, and businesses have been recognized. These projects contribute significantly to protecting the environment, conserving energy and reducing the production of greenhouse gases. Together they have created a green and sustainable business culture, and advanced environmental education on all fronts.

For 2014 Recipients Click Here

Check in September for Application Documents for 2015 .


Eligible Applicants

Applications for the Governorís Awards for Environmental Excellence are encouraged from:

  • Business, Industry, and Trade or Professional Organizations,
  • Non-Profit and Community Organizations,
  • Individuals,
  • Educational Institutions,
  • Local, State, or Federal Government, and
  • ENERGY STAR certified institutional or commercial facilities

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible projects must:

  • Be located in Vermont.
  • Have been initiated within the past three years and have been fully operational for one year. NOTE: Long term projects (i.e., those initiated prior to 2011) may be considered if a new measurable environmental benefit has been achieved in the past three years and/or the project has served as a model for other successful projects.
  • Be submitted by an applicant in good standing with environmental laws and regulations with no formal enforcement actions within the past three years. Compliance history will be considered, however, the compliance record of a parent company will not prevent an applicant from a local/regional facility from being considered.

Application Review Criteria

Applications will be subject to a thorough screening process that will involve an eligibility review, a program/technical review, and a compliance review. Applications will then be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources. The panel will submit a list of recommended projects to the Secretary for a final determination. Due to the wide variety of projects that may be considered, certain review criteria may be more significant than others for a particular project.

Review criteria are:

  • Measurable Environmental Benefits,
  • Demonstration of Innovation, Sustainability, and/or Partnerships,
  • Transferability,
  • Cost and Economic Benefits, and
  • Advancement of Environmental Education.
Application Process

All submittals must follow the instructions on the application form. Only applications submitted in the required format will be considered. The submittal must be done electronically in a format compatible with one of these listed. Application Instructions and Forms are available by clicking one of the formats listed below.

For more information, contact:

Gary Gulka

gary.gulka@state.vt.us

Telephone: 802-522-0215


2014
Governor's Awards
Recipients


2013
Governor's Awards
Recipients


2012
Governor's Awards
Recipients


2011
Governor's Awards Ceremony
with Winners Descriptions,
Ceremony Program,
and Photos

2011 Governor's Awards ceremony link


2010
Governor's Awards Ceremony
with Winners Descriptions,
Ceremony Program,
and Photos

Link to Recipients of the 2010 Vermont Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence & Pollution Prevention


2009
Governor's Awards Ceremony

Recipients and Images

Link to Recipients of the 2009 Vermont Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence & Pollution Prevention


2008
Governor's Awards
Ceremony

Award Winning Projects

Images

2008 Governor's Awards winning projects.


2007
Governor's Award
Ceremony

Recipients Brochure

2007 Governor's Awards winning projects.


2005
Governor's Awards Ceremony

Photographs

Slide show of Photographs
MS PowerPoint [35 MB]
Adobe PDF [4.6 MB]

Ceremony Brochure

Recipients Brochure

link to 2005 recipients brochure


 
Past Award Recipients
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