At the Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington on March 31, 2015, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced the 2015 winners of the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards. The awards recognize four levels of achievement—Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention—in environmental projects, land conservation, and sustainability efforts by businesses, industrial facilities, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies.
This year, three Gold Medals were awarded, along with two Silver Medals, three Bronze Medals, and two Honorable Mentions. The Gold Medal winners were as follows: Chesapeake Bay Foundation for its Brock Environmental Center, built as a model of sustainable green-building practices; Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc., for its conservation of the Natural Bridge area, which is to become a state park; and the Virginia Living Museum, for its “Living Green in the Bay Watershed” program.
The complete list of award winners, with descriptions of their achievements, is available online available in the award ceremony program, online at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/PollutionPrevention/GovernorsEnvironmentalExcellenceAwards.aspx.
Additional source: Governor McAuliffe Announces Environmental Excellence Award Winners, Virginia Governor’s Office News Release, 3/31/15.
For Water Center News Grouper posts on award winners in past years, please go to this link: https://vawatercentralnewsgrouper.wordpress.com/?s=Environmental+Excellence.