pRRRdy PARTNERS Environmental Awards Nominations Needed

Fort St. John–Nominations are now being accepted for the third 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.This category was added last year and 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).

All nominations will be assessed by a selection committee. 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, 12 nominations were received. Dean Anderson from Fort St. John won the individual award; Enviro Rags in Fort St. John won in the business category; District of Taylor was presented with the institution or municipality award and Margaret Mabius from Chetwynd received the inaugural educator award.