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Nominations Being Accepted for 'Go Green' Awards

The awards are designed to raise environmental awareness throughout Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough in order to highlight environmental achievements.

The following was provided to Patch:

In an effort to raise environmental awareness throughout Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough in order to highlight environmental achievements, the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is sponsoring the 7th annual “Go for the Green” awards. The awards recognize residents, businesses, organizations and schools located in the Township and Narberth or who conduct business here. The EAC is now accepting nominations with awards to be given at a ceremony on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Appleford in Villanova.

The deadline to submit a nomination has been extended to Friday, March 21, 2014.

Eligible candidates will have taken actions that result in the improvement or protection of the environment. Examples include conservation, recycling, stormwater management, pest management, alternative energy source usage, green building technology, education and other initiatives that display sensitivity to the environment.

Nominations for the 2014 awards will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Joseph M. Manko Lifetime Achievement Award—Presented to an individual or group that makes a long-term significant impact on environmental issues such as improvement, protection, and awareness of the environment. This award was named for former Lower Merion Township Board President and Ward 9 Commissioner Joseph M. Manko, Esq., whose environmental endeavors as both an attorney and a community leader have impacted the quality of life in Lower Merion now and for future generations.
  • Residential—Any individual living in the Township or Narberth Borough
  • Commercial—Businesses located in or providing services in the Township or Narberth Borough
  • Organization—Nonprofit entities or citizens’ groups in the Township or Narberth Borough
  • Educational—Schools, universities and affiliated student or youth organizations in the Township or Narberth Borough
  • Commercial Site Greening—A commercial property that has been enhanced through greening efforts such as the installation of trees, shrubs and other plant material, the reduction in impervious paving, or other improvement to the outdoor environment thereby improving the site ecologically and aesthetically.

Nomination forms are available on the Township’s website, www.lowermerion.org and at the Township Administration Building, 75 E. Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore.Nominations must be submitted to Andrea Campisi of the Township’s Building and Planning Department by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014. Nominations will be reviewed and judged by the EAC based upon merit.

For more information on the EAC’s “Go for the Green” environmental awards, e-mail acampisi@lowermerion.org or call (610) 645-6112.

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