Rockville Seeks Environmentalists to Be Recognized During Earth Month

A volunteer picks up trash from Maryvale Stream in this file photo.

Rockville is looking for nominations of environmentalists who will be recognized during Earth Month, the city said in a statement. The Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals and organizations that contribute to the city’s environmental health and sustainability.

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories through 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, for awards to be presented during Earth Month in April:

  • Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship;
  • Outstanding Leadership in Environmental Practices;
  • Outstanding Achievement in Green Building Technology/Design; and
  • Outstanding Environmental Education and Academic Achievement.

Eligible individuals must live, work, or study within the city. Eligible organizations must have an office in Rockville or must be able to demonstrate significant operations within the city limits. Building projects considered as part of a nomination must be within the city.

The awards are presented to an individual or organization by the Mayor and Council. Nominations and supplemental materials are received by the Environment Commission, which reviews the materials and recommends awards to the Mayor and Council.

For applications and information about guidelines and eligibility, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/environment/awards, email environment@rockvillemd.gov, or call 240-314-8870.

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