pRRRdy PARTNERS Environmental Awards Nominations Needed

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

There are four categories. They are: individual (or family), business (private sector), public sector (municipality or institution) and educator. ?Educator? 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 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 efforts? said Sally Emory, program director.

A nominee for a pRRRdy 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 approaches to environmental enhancement.

On the nomination form, there is an area to describe why the nominee deserves to win a pRRRdy 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 Monday, May 15, 2006.

All nominations will be assessed by a selection committee. All nominees will be contacted by the end of May and winners will be presented with their award during Environment Week, June 4-10, 2006.

Last year, 11 nominations were received. Nancy Hall-Prince from Fort St. John won the individual award; Ferris Fast Cycles in Fort St. John won in the business category; and Danyell Dutka who teaches at McLeod School won the educator award. There were no nominations in the Public Sector category.