Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Ceremony Slated For June 23

Friday, June 20, 2014

Governor Bill Haslam will join Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau on Monday for the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.  Networking begins at 10 a.m. with the awards luncheon starting at noon.

The Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards program recognizes exceptional voluntary actions that improve or protect our environment and natural resources with projects or initiatives not required by law or regulation.

In its 28th year, this year’s awards program covers nine categories: Building Green; Clean Air, Energy and Renewable Resources; Environmental Education and Outreach; Environmental Education and Outreach (school category); Land Use; Materials Management; Natural Heritage; and Sustainable Performance.

In attendance, besides Gov. Haslam, will be the following:  Speaker of the House of Representatives Beth Harwell;  Rep. Brenda Gilmore;  Rep. Kevin Brooks;  Rep. Chris Halford; Governor’s Office Chief of Staff Mark Cate; Commissioner, Department of Environment and Conservation Bob Martineau; Commissioner, Department of General Service Robert Oglesby; Commissioner, Department of Health John Dreyzehner; Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Julius Johnson; Commissioner, Department of Tourist Development Susan Whitaker; Mayor of Sullivan County Steve Godsey; and all of the award recipients from across the state.

For more information about the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards program, please visit

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