WorkBoat Environmental Awards

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WorkBoat magazine will present the 6th annual WorkBoat Environmental Awards at the International WorkBoat Show on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Nominations are being accepted for businesses and government agencies that exemplify innovative and effective environmental process initiatives in their daily business operations.

All businesses and government agencies operating in the U.S. maritime market.

A committee comprised of industry, environmental, regulatory and media representatives will review applications and select the award recipients using the selection criteria and award guidelines listed below.


Metrics: Measureable goals & results  Impact: Overall impact to the organization and/or industry
Programs: Expanse of the idea or plan  Innovation: Innovative elements
Reducations: Actual reductions achieved   


The selection committee will review nominations and may award the following honors:

Best New Idea Best Collaboration (involves community groups, other agencies or customers)
Best New On-Board Idea  Best Company-Wide Plan Small Business (less than 50 employees)
Best Shipyard Initiative  Best Company-Wide Plan Large Business (more than 50 employees)

The selection committee will pay particular attention to the following (we encourage you to use all or part of this list as a guideline for your nomination):    

■ Extent the company exceeded regulatory requirements.    

■ Benefits accured to the company (improved efficiency, cost savings, public image, employee morale), the public (safety and health) and the environment.    

■ How the company is model for others (transferable information).    

■ Changes the company had to make in order to achieve success.    

■ Information outreach (internal and external)    

 ■ Special emphasis on projects that provide tangible economic and environmental results (please provide summary data).

■ Firms can be past award winners who take their performance to a new level (please summarize new levels achieved).

Award recipients will receive a plaque, recognition in the November issue of WorkBoat magazine, the WorkBoat Show Daily, and publicity on the event and magazine websites, newsletter, and press releases.


All applications, supporting material and payments must be received by Thursday, August 1, 2013. Send applications and payment to: Diversified Communications, Attn: WorkBoat Environmental Award, c/o Lisa Keller, 121 Free Street, PO Box 7437, Portland, ME 04112-7437. Applications may also be submitted by email to Lisa Keller at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FMI Please contact: Lisa Keller, IWBS, 207-842-5624, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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