2015 Environmental Excellence Awards Nominations


Each year, the Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards recognize county individuals and groups that dedicate time and energy to benefit the environment and support county environmental goals and initiatives. Award recipients are selected by the Environmental Quality Advisory Council, and the 2015 awards will be presented in the fall.

Nominations are due June 1, 2015. Award criteria and nomination instructions are below.

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Award Categories

  • County Resident
  • Organization
  • Business
  • County Employee

Criteria

Nominees must have:

  • Clearly contributed to the advancement and support of the county’s environmental goals by devoting time, effort, or expertise beyond normal work / civic responsibilities and expectations. This may be a specific service, accomplishment or accumulation of accomplishments
  • Served as a model for individuals and communities to follow.
  • Made their achievement between June 1, 2014, to May 31, 2015—or over a period of years that’s includes a portion of this timeframe.

Submission Requirements

  • Nominator must notify the nominee(s) of their nomination.
  • Separate forms must be submitted for each nomination. Forms may be copied.
  • Multiple nominations are allowed, including in multiple categories.
  • Include a statement of up to two pages in length describing the contribution, with details of the nominee’s role and the extent to which the contribution has benefited Fairfax County.
  • Include supporting evidence that shows the worth of the contribution in terms of results achieved or the potential for future results and how the contribution was extraordinary or unusual.  This evidence need not be extensive or complicated—a simple discussion would suffice.
  • Optional: Include up to three supportive exhibits, such as testimonials, news articles, photographs, resumes and biographical documents.  The exhibits must be reproducible.

Nomination Examples

For examples of eligible projects and award-winning nominations, look at the list of past award recipients and these nomination forms:


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