Updates June - July 05
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR SILVER ANNIVERSARY
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AWARD
The Center for Environmental Information (CEI) is now accepting nominations for the 2005 Silver Anniversary Hugh E. Cumming Environmental Quality Award. Each year the award is presented to an individual, group or organization that has made a significant contribution to environmental protection, improvement or education in the Rochester-Genesee-Finger Lakes region.
Activities eligible for the award may consist of technical achievements or contributions of time, expertise or other resources. Whatever form this activity takes, it should be substantial and have been undertaken beyond the performance of a routine job, community expectation or legal requirement.
The honoree and all those nominated will be recognized at the Community Salute to the Environment, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Information. This year’s event will take place at the Hyatt Regency on October 12, with Paul Bledsoe, Director of Communication and Strategy for the National Commission Energy Policy, speaking on our global environment, energy policies and public health.
The 2005 Environmental Quality award will be the twenty-fifth presented by CEI. Honorees in recent years have included the Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Water Protection Alliance, Rochester Mayor William Johnson, Monroe County Environmental Management Council, Ann and Robert Jones, Dennis Money, Doc & Katy Abraham and the Helmer Nature Center.
Nominations will be judged by a panel of representatives from the environmental community, government and education, chaired by CEI Board member Dr. James C. White, emeritus professor, Cornell University.
To obtain a nomination form, contact the Center for Environmental Information, 585- 262-2870 or download from www.ceinfo.org. All nominations must be received by Monday, August 29.