In conjunction with Women’s History Month, PennFuture and the National Wildlife Federation and will host the 3rd annual “Celebrating Women in Conservation” Awards, honoring the careers and accomplishments of five exceptional women conservationists in Pennsylvania.
The award is designed to encourage continuing excellence in conservation and forge a stronger network of exceptional women working to protect Pennsylvania’s environment.
Previous award winners include Sister Pat Lupo of the Order of Saint Benedict, a nun who works to mitigate climate change and transition Pennsylvania to clean energy, and Cindy Dunn, Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
PennFuture’s annual “Celebrating Women in Conservation” event honors women in Pennsylvania whose careers in business, government, community service, advocacy, or education have led to identifiable benefits for Pennsylvania’s environment and conservation movement. This year, nominations should highlight conservation in northeast Pennsylvania, including the North Branch Susquehanna River Watershed and the greater Delaware River Watershed region.
Individuals may nominate up to five women, one per category. Women are welcome to nominate themselves.
To submit a nomination, complete and submit this form to PennFuture by 4:30 pm on February 22, 2017.
Woman of the Delaware River Watershed: Nominate an individual who has made a positive impact on water quality in the Delaware River Watershed. Water quality may include (but is not limited to) wildlife impacts, land protection, stream buffer and bank rehabilitation, agriculture, and environmental policy.
Woman of the Susquehanna River North Branch Watershed: This award honors an individual who has made a positive impact on water quality in the Susquehanna North Branch Watershed. Water quality work may include (but is not limited to) wildlife impacts, land protection, stream buffer and bank rehabilitation, agriculture, and environmental policy.
Woman of Sustainable Energy and Conservation: This award honors an individual who has dedicated her work to supporting sustainable energy and conservation. This woman has expertise in hydroelectricity, solar energy, wind energy, wave power, geothermal energy, bioenergy, tidal power, or technologies designed to improve energy efficiency. With these skills, this woman has blazed a new trail toward a cleaner, more sustainable future for northeastern Pennsylvania.
Woman of Community Engagement and Environmental Education: This award honors an individual who has dedicated her work to educating her community about sustainability and environmental policy. She is admired in her northeastern Pennsylvania community for her passionate commitment to environmental awareness and to educating students and the public.
Woman with Lifetime Achievement in Conservation: This award celebrates the lifetime accomplishments of a remarkable woman who has made a difference by devoting significant parts of her life to protecting and enhancing northeast Pennsylvania’s natural greatness and her tireless dedication to environmental advocacy. Nominees should have dedicated at least 25 years of work to conservation.