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Apply now for the 2020 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence!

The Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence is open to any Pennsylvania business, farm, government agency, educational institution, non-profit organization and individual that has created, or participated in, the development of a project that promotes environmental stewardship in Pennsylvania.

Applications can be submitted to DEP from October 15, 2019 through December 17, 2019.

How to apply:

DEP will accept project applications through the Award Nomination Website.

  • Refer to the Project Guidelines for information regarding project eligibility and evaluation.
  • Fill out the required information on the Award Nomination Website.
  • Provide the details about the project using this Application Form.
  • Upload the Application Form.
  • Upload supplemental photos, videos, or other documentation about the project (optional).

Helpful Tips:

Consider these helpful tips when filling out your application:

  • Complete each section of the Application Form.
  • Provide clear, thorough details about the project.
  • Graphs, charts, and graphics are helpful when explaining data and statistics.
  • Photos, videos, press releases, letters of support, etc., are excellent supplements for project applications!


When can applicants expect to be notified if they were selected for an award?

  • Applicants selected for an award will be notified in March 2020.

Can an applicant submit applications for multiple projects?

  • Yes. If an individual, organization, or business would like to apply for multiple projects, they may submit ONE application PER project.

If selected, what do applicants receive as an award?

  • If selected, applicants chosen for the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence will receive a physical award plaque.
  • Recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence will be honored at a dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council on Tuesday April 21st, 2020 at the Hilton Harrisburg located on One North Second Street in Harrisburg.
  • Information about the event can be obtained by contacting Angela Vitkoski of PEC at 570-718-6507 or

Questions about eligibility, the application process, and other concerns can be directed to: