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Nominees sought for Green Scene Awards

FRISCO – The Summit Recycling Project (SRP) and the Blue River Group of the Sierra Club are partnering this year on the annual Green Scene Awards, which recognize Summit County’s greenest.

The two organizations are seeking nominations.

“There are so many people out there in our community doing incredible things to better our environment, but Summit Recycling Project and the Blue River Group simply cannot know them all,” said Summit Recycling Project’s education coordinator, Holly Kingsley.

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; this is a new award category).

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.

Including your 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 April 19 to either Summit Recycling Project at (970) 668-5703 or fax (970) 668-2613 or e-mail to or to the Blue River Group at (970) 468-9013 or

The Green Scene Awards Ceremony will be held on the 34th Earth Day, April 22, at the Summit County Senior and Community Center at the County Commons near Frisco.

SRP and the Blue River Group also will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in addition to Earth Day with this event.

Friends of Eagle’s Nest Wilderness will be presenting a slide show on the history of the Wilderness Act as well as the history of Summit County’s own Eagle’s Nest and Ptarmigan wildernesses.

County Commissioner Gary Lindstrom will speak on the High Country’s advances in environmental protection.

The ceremony will end with many opportunities to volunteer in wilderness protection efforts.

The event is open to the public and more information on attending the event will be announced in weeks to come.

-Daily News staff reports

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