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Environmental Excellence Awards

The Environmental Excellence Awards awards program recognizes those who are implementing innovative, sustainable actions or working in creative partnerships to improve and protect New York State's environment and contribute to a healthier economy. Successful candidates demonstrate significant and measurable environmental, economic and social benefits as a result of new and unique projects or programs that go beyond standard techniques or regulatory requirements. This program is currenly not accepting applications. Information on past winners can be found below.

Recent and Past Award Winners:

Four organizations were recognized under the 17th Annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards. The honorees set a high bar for others by increasing sustainability, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, using energy more efficiently and safeguarding New York's natural resources.

To read about them, see our latest press release which highlights the 2020 award winners.

For details about past award winning projects refer to the 2004 - 2019 "Who's Who" Winners (PDF, 4.92 MB).

DECinfo Locator - See all award winners from 2010 - 2020 mapped under "public involvement."

Read about three award winners showcased in the February 2018 Conservationist magazine (page 14).

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