Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. These awards recognize individuals and organizations who have implemented outstanding environmental strategies into their operations and decision-making processes.“These are Indiana’s most prestigious environmental recognition awards,” said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott. “Each year I look forward to seeing the innovative practices employed by Hoosiers and organizations.”IDEM and Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s office will present seven awards, one in each of the following categories:Energy/Renewable ResourcesEnvironmental Education/OutreachFive Year Continuous ImprovementGreening the GovernmentLand Use/ConservationPollution PreventionRecycling/ReuseThe public is invited to submit nominations, and organizations may self-nominate. Nominations are open to all Indiana facilities, government agencies, individuals and other groups that implement exemplary environmental projects or initiatives with measurable results. An instructional webinar, eligibility requirements and details about the nomination process are available at www.idem.IN.gov/GovAwards.Nominations must be received by IDEM no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 1, 2019.Awards will be presented at the Annual Pollution Prevention Conference in September 2019. IDEM will also issue a statewide press release announcing the seven winners and summarizing their projects.For questions about the nomination process, please contact Cameron Maschino at 317-233-5434 or GovAwards@idem.IN.gov.. .