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    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez

February 14, 2013

Environmental Award Nominees Sought

The LBJ Foundation, the LBJ Presidential Library, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin and the university's LBJ School of Public Affairs are sponsoring an environmental award in memory of Lady Bird Johnson to increase public awareness of the environmental issues our country faces. 

Details on nominating yourself or other individuals or organizations for the Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award by May's end are below: 

The Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award increases public awareness of the environmental issues facing our country by highlighting the work of selected individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations.  


The 2013 Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award will be presented to an individual whose passion, dedication, and commitment to the environment are exemplified by his/her efforts to protect the natural world.  (The following year, the award will be given to a corporation, then a non-profit organization, and so on.)

Nominees for this award should
• Reflect Mrs. Johnson’s style and energy through successfully collaborating with communities and engaging others in their mission by reaching out to diverse sectors
• Inspire others through their innovation, leadership and commitment to environmental issues
• Be able to demonstrate tangible achievements and a proven track record of success
• Be well respected by their colleagues and the communities in which they work
• Possess integrity
• Have made an enduring and meaningful impact in the area of environmentalism
• Have demonstrated the ability to advocate on behalf of their work to the general public

“Environmentalism” is widely defined for purposes of this award to include conservation, energy, climate change, sustainable agriculture, environmental justice, protection of natural resources, environmental health, land management, and other areas.

Nominees must be U.S. citizens.  Their work must take place in the United States; the impact may be national, regional or local.

The Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award is in the amount of $25,000 and will be presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2014. 

Persons may nominate themselves or a third party whom they believe should receive recognition.  All nominations must be supported by three references and submitted electronically to the LBJ Foundation by May 31, 2013. 

Click here to nominate yourself or others. 

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