VA governor announces Environmental Excellence Award winners

RICHMOND, VA. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, which were presented at the Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.

The awards recognize successful and innovative projects in the categories of sustainability program, environmental project, land conservation and implementation of the Virginia

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N.C. Department of Environmental Quality educating next generation to appreciate, protect environment

One of the most important jobs in the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is educating the next generation to appreciate and protect the environment.

“And if you’re gonna educate children, you better bring your ‘A’ game,” says DEQ Secretary Michael Regan.

So for this year’s Read Across America celebration, staff with the Department of Environmental

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Tennessee Dept of Environment and Conservation and MTSU Partnership

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) announced Thursday a partnership that will expand individual opportunities for earning course credit and certifications through TDEC’s Fleming Training Center in Murfreesboro, online and at other statewide locations.

“Fleming Training Center offers cutting-edge technology and advanced classes in a variety of

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Turning US versus THEM, into WE, As Leaders In Sustainability

From the July 9 PA Environment Digest

On June 28 the Pennsylvania Environmental Council honored former Gov. Tom Ridge with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Here is the text of Gov. Ridge’s remarks from that event- Being here with so many former colleagues, with John Oliver, and tonight’s awardees, is an enormous honor.In particular, it brings

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Recognition meaningful to groups in West Virginia

For George Santucci, of the New River Clean Water Alliance, winning an Environmental Award from the Department of Environmental Protection is the type of momentum-builder his group needs.

“I think it energizes folks who have been working so hard to have their work acknowledged,” said Santucci. “That enthusiasm is contagious and can get more folks

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