pRRRdy PARTNERS Environmental Awards Nominations Needed

Fort St. John–Nominations are now being accepted for the fifth 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. The categories have been changed slightly from previous years.

They are: individual (or family), business (private sector), public sector (municipality or institution) and educator. ?Educator? recognizes 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, Executive Director of NEAT who sponsors the awards through the Waste Reduction Program.

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 May 4, 2007.

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 3-9, 2007.

Last year, the most nominations (25) were received and, for the first time, the nomination form was available on-line. The winners were: Margaret Sutton from Dawson Creek (individual); Karen Fraser at Crescent Park School (educator); Peace Valley OSB (private sector) and City of Dawson Creek (municipality or institution).