State Senator José Rodríguez’s Senate District 29’s Environment Advisory Committee Environmental Excellence Recognition Program (EERP) is now taking nominations for the first-ever recognition event.
“It is my sincere hope this effort can add to the recognition and advancement of the many positive environmental impacts undertaken by individuals and organizations in the District 29 community,” said Sen. Rodríguez. “We have much work to do for the present and for future generations.”
The deadline to nominate someone to Sen.José Rodríguez’s legacy program has been extended to February 14, 2019.
The EERP will help identify, articulate and strengthen a regional culture of conservation, preservation and best practices for the environment.
The categories are: Innovation, Leadership, Excellence, Education and Research. The EERP will also honor one individual each year for lifetime achievement in furthering environmental issues in the community.
“As a member and chairman of the District 29 Environment Advisory Committee, I am grateful for the Senator’s leadership in the area of environmental stewardship and welcome the opportunity for El Paso and West Texas to have a program that not only honors and recognizes environmental excellence, but maintains a lasting legacy of these achievements to inspire future generations of environmental leaders.” said Karl Rimkus, Operations Manager, City of El Paso Environmental Services Department.
Individuals and organizations that meet eligibility requirements for participating in an environmental project may be nominated. An environmental project is defined as:
Activities directly related to the promotion, protection, improvement, conservation, stewardship or benefit of natural resources and the environment, which are related to the following areas of interest: air quality, water quality, waste management, remediation of affected properties, recycling, land preservation, sustainable food systems, building and infrastructure design and development, and transportation.
The first EERP awards will be presented in conjunction with the City of El Paso Environmental Services Department Earth Day events taking place April 20, 2019, in Downtown El Paso.