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IDEM Accepting Applications/Nominations for the 2024 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

IDEM is taking applications and nominations for the 2024 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1.

Citizens, government agencies, businesses, organizations, and educational institutions are invited to submit nominations on behalf of others or apply for the award themselves.

Nomination forms and instructions are available at

Eligible projects must have occurred in Indiana and been implemented in 2022 or 2023. The awards will be based on project innovation, measurable results, and transferability.

This year, IDEM and Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s office will present seven awards, one in each of the following categories:
• Energy Efficiency/Renewable Resources
• Environmental Education/Outreach
• Five-Year Continuous Improvement
• Greening the Government
• Land Use/Conservation
• Pollution Prevention
• Recycling/Reuse.

Awards will be presented in September.

Presented annually since 1994, the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence has become one of Indiana’s most prestigious environmental awards. In 2023, award winners included: GM Fort Wayne Assembly, Red-Tail Land Conservancy, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Michigan City Sanitary District and Delta Institute, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., and Carroll Elementary School – Flora.