Nominations sought for Summit’s greenest |

Nominations sought for Summit’s greenest

SUMMIT COUNTY – To honor the 36th Earth Day, five local nonprofit groups have teamed together to organize the Second Annual Earth Day Action Fair and present the Green Scene Awards. High Country Conservation Center, the Blue River Group, Sierra Club, Continental Divide Land Trust and the Blue River Watershed Group are seeking nominations for the awards that recognize Summit County’s greenest companies.Categories for the awards include the Lisa Simpson Outstanding 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 you are nominating with details on why you feel they deserve the award. All nominations are due by Friday, April 14, to either the High Country Conservation Center at fax number (970) 668-2613, or e-mail to, or to the Blue River Group at (970) 468-9013 or e-mail BlueRiverGroup@comcast.netThe Green Scene Awards will be held in conjunction with the Second Annual Earth Day Action Fair on April 22 at the Silverthorne Pavilion.

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