IDEM Seeks Nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. These awards recognize individuals and organizations which have implemented outstanding environmental strategies into their operations and decision-making processes.

The Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence are Indiana’s highest environmental recognition and are open to all Indiana businesses, government agencies, individuals, and other groups that implement exemplary environmental projects or initiatives with measurable results. By seeking out and utilizing innovative environmental practices, organizations and businesses around the state have reduced waste, saved money, and contributed greatly to Indiana’s environmental protection efforts.

“These are Indiana’s most prestigious environmental recognition awards,” said IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess. “Each year, the governor and I look forward to seeing the innovative projects employed by Hoosiers and organizations across the state.”

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

The public is invited to submit nominations, and organizations may self-nominate. An instructional webinar, eligibility requirements and details about the nomination process are available at

Nominations must be received by IDEM no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 4, 2022.

Awards will be presented at the Annual Pollution Prevention Conference on September 21, 2022, at the Marriott Indianapolis North. IDEM also will issue a statewide press release announcing the seven winners and summarizing their projects.

For questions about the nomination process, or assistance in compiling your nomination, please contact 1-800-988-7901 or

About IDEM IDEM ( implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.