Friday, April 5, 2013

Seattle Port Seeks Environmental Award Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Marine Environmental Business of the Year awards, presented by the Port of Seattle and the Seattle Propeller Club. The port and Propeller Club companies committed to innovative and effective environmental initiatives that support efforts to become a greener and most energy efficient port are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is April 19, with winners set to be announced at the Seattle Maritime Festival Luncheon Thurs., May 16, 2013.

Two awards will be presented:
  • Comprehensive Environmental Management Plan – Designed to showcase a wide-ranging, all-inclusive environmental program that is part of the company culture and goes beyond state and federal mandates, and;
  • Environmental Initiative – Designed to showcase a specific initiative, process and/or project. The project does not have to be completed to be considered in this category.

Companies eligible to apply must have maritime-related operations in Seattle. Nominated projects must take place in the Puget Sound region.

A committee comprised of industry, community and regulatory representatives will review applications and select the award recipients. Applications are to be rated based on nominees’ sustainable practices, innovation, leadership, commitment, air & water pollution prevention and regulatory compliance.

Additionally, applications will be considered based on successful efforts to incorporate environmentally sustainable practices into overall maritime/industrial operations or a specific project or initiative, as applicable; innovation, leadership and/or commitment toward environmental stewardship, especially air and water pollution prevention, with a particular emphasis on benefits to the Puget Sound environment.

Applicants must describe the environmental practices and results achieved in their application form.

Electronic copies of the form are available at and can be emailed to Companies may submit more than one application; however a $50 fee per application applies. Checks must be payable to Seattle Maritime Festival and mailed to: Seattle Propeller Club, Attn: Environmental Award, 100 West Harrison Street, Suite S-560, Seattle, WA 98119.

All applications, supporting material and fees must be received by 5 p.m., Fri., April 19, 2013.

Award recipients will be announced at the 2013 Seattle Maritime Festival Luncheon on Thurs., May 16 aboard the Princess Cruises’ Sapphire Princess at Pier 66. For more information about the luncheon, visit or contact Polly Kirkpatrick at the Marine Exchange of Puget Sound, (206) 443-3830 or