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Raleigh’s Environmental Awards Nominations Due February 12

News posted Feb. 02, 2016 - 8:00 am
Environmental Awards 2016

Know a person, group, organization or business whose actions have strengthened Raleigh’s sustainability? Make sure their efforts are recognized by nominating them for a 2016 City of Raleigh Environmental Award by February 12, 2016.

Now in its 9th year, the City established the Environmental Awards to recognize outstanding work in environmental stewardship. In recent years the program has grown in scope, offering high school students the opportunity to compete for cash prizes by entering a video PSA on stormwater conservation issues and urban agriculture implementation grants to subsidize local food efforts.

New for 2016 is a Trashion Design Competition, encouraging individuals ages 14 and older to repurpose materials destined for the landfill into a fashion statement.

Environmental Awards are given in eight categories:

  • Raleigh Environmental Stewardship Award (RESA)
    Recognizing an individual or organization, demonstrates environmental leadership while recognizing the interconnected relationship between the environmental, economic, and equitable aspects of human society.
  • Legacy
    Recognizing an individual or organization for a lifelong or long-term contribution to environmental stewardship.
  • Youth
    Recognizing young individuals, or groups working with young people, demonstrating environmental stewardship.
  • Individual
    Recognizing a person contributing to environmental stewardship through volunteer, conservation, leadership, community-building or innovative efforts.
  • Business
    Recognizing a business contributing to environmental stewardship through volunteer, conservation, leadership, community-building or innovative efforts.
  • Organization
    Recognizing an organization contributing to environmental stewardship through volunteer, conservation, leadership, community-building or innovative efforts.
  • Built Environment
    Recognizing green design implementation within new or existing buildings promoting a positive ecological footprint.
  • Regional
    Recognizing environmental stewardship affecting the greater Raleigh area, such as air quality, streams and watersheds, land, waste or other regional issues.

To be eligible for consideration for the Environmental Awards, nominees must either be residents of or operate within the City of Raleigh or within the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction or its utility service area. Elected officials are not eligible while they are serving in public office.

All winners will be honored at an open-to-the-public evening ceremony April 21 at The Glenwood Club in Raleigh.

Sponsors provide funding that makes the Environmental Awards possible, including the urban agriculture grants. For more information about the City of Raleigh’s 2016 Environmental Awards, including nomination forms and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.raleighnc.gov/EnvironmentalAwards or call the City at 919-996-3070.

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