DTSC Requests Nominations to Green Chemistry Category of GEELA 2012 Awards

Green Chemistry:

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control is requesting nominations for the “Green Chemistry Category” of the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) Program.  The so-called GEELA awards are California’s highest environmental honor.  More information is available in the excerpt below.  If readers know of any deserving candidate – and there undoubtedly many – please forward to the appropriate person a link to this blog entry.


The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards

GEELA 2012

The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award Program is California’s highest environmental honor. The program recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State’s economy. 

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) invites your organization to submit entries for the 2012 GEELA Awards in the Green Chemistry category. This category focuses on businesses, academia and nongovernmental organizations that are leading innovation and development of safer, and more environmentally benign consumer products, formulations, and technologies. Entries should demonstrate benefits to human health and the environment through using less hazardous chemical components and processes. Lifecycle perspectives should also be presented, especially those incorporating pathways for reuse, recycling, and improved management of chemical components.   

Anyone wishing to apply for, or nominate an individual, organization, or business, for a 2012 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award should submit an application by June 22, 2012.

For more information, visit:http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Awards/GEELA/2012/GrnChemApp.htm