Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards Applications Due

On March 22, 2012, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued its weekly electronic newsletter “EcoNewsWire” which contained an article noting that Iowa businesses, organizations and citizens have two weeks left to apply for the Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards. Click here to download an application due April 6, 2012.

These awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa, recognizing leadership and innovation in the protection of Iowa’s water, land and air. In addition to rewarding important efforts to improve Iowa’s natural resources, Gov. Branstad noted that highlighting success stories benefits other businesses and organizations in the state.

Awards will be given for overall Environmental Excellence, along with Special Project Awards in:

  • Air Quality
  • Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Waste Management
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Education

The awards program is coordinated by the Iowa Governor’s Office, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Department of Economic Development, the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Waste Reduction Center. For more information and to download an application, go to or contact Emily Bainter at 515-242-5955 or