The Environment Council of Rhode Island Education Fund is honored to announce the opening of the application period for the John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards for 2008. Honoring the memory of the late Senator and his dedication to the Rhode Island environment, The ECRI Ed Fund honors 4 Rhode Island organizations each year for their work in improving the health of the Rhode Island environment. Winners are picked by an independent panel of judges based on applications received from RI businesses, non profits, and municipalities that highlight specific actions related to conservation. Past winners include businesses that eliminated polluting discharges, recycling programs, renewable energy projects, sewage treatment facility upgrades, land conservation, and projects providing hands on environmental education for Rhode Island children.
Applications are due at the Environment Council office by February 16, 2008 and may be found on the Environment Council website (www.environmentcouncilri.org) or obtained from the Environment Council via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 401-621-8048.