Nominations Being Accepted for 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is calling for nominations through June 30, 2022 for the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards.

These annual awards recognize the efforts of individuals, businesses, and organizations committed to protecting and improving Kentucky’s environment, and provide a platform to tell the stories of environmental stewardship taking place across the Commonwealth.

“Kentucky’s remarkable natural resources have helped shape our economy, culture and history,” said Amanda LeFevre, Deputy Commissioner of DEP. “These resources also give  us the responsibility of good stewardship. This requires vision, commitment and determination on the part of the agency, Kentucky’s citizens, and the individuals and companies governed by Kentucky’s environmental regulations. We’re proud to recognize their efforts through these awards.”

One award will be given for each of the four categories: Environmental Pacesetter, Resource Caretaker, Environmental Community Luminary, and KY EXCEL Champion. The KY EXCEL Champion will be awarded to an active member of KY EXCEL.

Businesses, organizations, communities, and individuals may be nominated or may self-nominate.

Details and nomination forms are available online  here. Please submit nominations and all questions pertaining to the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards to