The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency office in New England is accepting nominations for New England people, organizations, government entities or businesses whose environmental achievements during the past year deserve recognition. Nominations for the 2020 Environmental Merit Awards are due by Wednesday, Feb. 12.
These regional awards have been given out annually since EPA was created in 1970. Past recipients have included scientists, business representatives, community advocates, and public officials committed to preserving the environment. An independent EPA panel will select the winners based on the environmental problem being addressed, what actions were taken to address this environmental issue and the degree to which the positive results can be measured and sustained.