PRRDy PARTNERS Environmental Awards Nominations Needed

Fort St. John–Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual PRRDy PARTNER environmental awards. These awards acknowledge the special contributions residents make to adopt and promote the waste reduction ethic (3R?s and beyond).

A new category has been added this year–educator. This category recognizes either a school or a teacher that goes beyond the curriculum to encourage students? awareness and participation in recycling and other waste reduction activities.

The other categories are: individual citizen; business (private sector) and public sector (municipality or institution).

?The success of the waste reduction program is due entirely to the participation by individuals, both at home and at work, and these awards are designed to recognize their effort? said Sally Emory, program director.

A nominee for a PRRDy PARTNER environmental award must have demonstrated actions that reduce, resolve or avoid environmental challenges. The Awards Committee will also be considering length of service commitment and innovative approachs to environmental enhancement.

On the nomination form, there is an area to describe why the nominee deserves to win a PRRDy Partner award. Businesses and organizations can submit a nomination form on their own behalf. The nomination form is available at or by contacting Waste Reduction Office at 1-888-689-6328 (toll-free). The deadline to submit nominations is September 15, 2004.

All nominations will be assessed by a selection committee made up of Larry Houley from Peace River Regional District solid waste management committee, Shannon Anderson, Director of Field Services for PRRD and Sally Emory. All nominees will be contacted by the end of September and winners will be announced early in October.

Winners will be presented with a trophy made from recycled windshields in October which is Waste Reduction Month.

Last year, 14 nominations were received. Dave McKeen from Dawson Creek won the individual award; Holmes Radiator in Fort St. John won in the business category and City of Fort St. John was presented with the institution or municipality award.