Award nominations sought for Summit’s greenest
To honor the 37th Earth Day, High Country Conservation Center and the Blue River Group and Sierra Club have teamed together to present the annual Green Scene Awards. Nominations are currently being sought for the awards that recognize Summit County’s greenest.Categories for the awards include: Lisa Simpson Outstanding Youth (presented to a local youth); Organic Fertilizer (presented to a local teacher); Essential Earthy Employee (presented to someone instituting environmental programs at work); Greener Summit Business (presented to a local business); Green Machine Public Works/ Government (presented to a government agency or official in our area); Julia Butterfly Individual Achievement (presented to a local citizen); Wild Wilderness Wonder (presented to someone trying to protect our wild places). To nominate someone, send the name and contact information of the person being nominated with details on why they deserve the award. The nominator’s name and contact information is optional, but anonymous nominations need to include a thorough explanation of the nominee’s deservedness. All nominations are due by Monday, April 9 to the High Country Conservation Center. They can be reached by phone at (970) 668-5703, fax at (970) 668-2613, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Green Scene Awards will be held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Earth Day Action Fair on April 22 at the Frisco Recreation Building at 110 3rd Street. As the name implies, this fair will be centered on action. Fair-goers will be able to try some earth friendly activities, buy some energy saving items, register for fun summertime volunteer opportunities, taste foods that support sustainable living, and more. Many workshops, demonstrations, speakers and kids’ activities will round out the fun and unique event. The event is a collaborative effort of High Country Conservation Center, Blue River Group, Sierra Club, Continental Divide Land Trust, the Blue River Watershed Group, Family & Intercultural Resource Center and Keystone Science School. The Fair and Awards presentation are open to the public.
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