The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is now accepting applications for enHance, the agency’s voluntary stewardship program that recognizes committed environmental leaders who accomplish goals beyond their standard regulatory requirements. Participating organizations make a commitment to address and achieve ongoing environmental improvements.
“EnHance has successfully brought together and recognized members that go above and beyond what is required by environmental laws and regulations and are good stewards of our state’s natural resources,” says MDEQ Executive Director Chris Wells. “These members have decreased their wastes, reduced their environmental impacts, and improved the quality of life in their communities. We hope that additional members will be added for the class of 2022 who share the same vision and leadership as our current members.”
EnHance currently has 32 members from across the state. The program is open to manufacturers, local governments, institutions, and other eligible organizations. Interested applicants can choose from three tiers: Leader, Steward, or Associate. MDEQ encourages any prospective and renewing member to apply for membership in the enHance Class of 2022 by November 1.
States interested in adopting a program like enHance can review this application information and general information.