The Environment Council of Rhode Island’s Education Fund is honored to announce the opening of the application period for the John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards for 2013. Honoring the memory of the late Governor and U.S. Senator for his dedication to preserving the environment, The ECRI Education Fund honors four Rhode Island organizations each year for their work in improving the health of the Rhode Island environment.
Recipients are selected by an independent panel of judges based on applications received from RI businesses, non profits, municipalities, and educational institutions that highlight specific projects and programs related to conservation.
Past winners include organizations that reduced polluting discharges, instituted recycling programs, developed renewable energy projects, installed sewage treatment facility upgrades, increased land conservation, and provided hands on environmental education for Rhode Island children. Potential winning projects are not limited to the examples provided here. Any project that improves the health of the Rhode Island environment is welcome for consideration.
For more information and the application click here.