Environmental Awards: Apply to Save the Planet!

mgkflaw.comHave tons of ideas to help better the environment, but don’t have the funds to get you started? Here are two opportunities that can help you on your way:

Wawa, NBC 10, and law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP are looking for school classes, clubs or teams with ideas for an environmental program that demonstrates a connection to their community. The 2011 Environmental Community Service Award will be awarded to one high school and one middle school. Each will receive $5,000 to support their projects. All interested schools need to do is  submit an application by Fri., Feb. 25. A panel of judges will chose a winner on April 20 with award presentations taking place at each of the schools. Send applications to public.relations@wawa.com now.

On a grander scale, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1.2 million in grants to support projects “designed to research, educate, empower and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.” Visit the EPA website for information on the awards, eligibility and the application process. The closing date, March 31, is quickly approaching.

Opportunities to help the planet are readily available, start brainstorming and apply now!