September 25, 2008

City to Reward Recycling Heroes

PASADENA - The city of Pasadena wants to publicly recognize individuals, artists, nonprofits, schools and companies committed to the natural environment through recycling, reusing materials creatively, advancing sustainable development practices, and preserving natural resources and habitat.

Nominations for its annual Outstanding Recycler Award can be submitted on line. Participants can nominate themselves or be nominated by another party. Applications must be received by October 13.

Awards will be given in five categories:

Voluntary development of a reduction, reuse, or recycling program for a commercial or nonprofit organization;

creative reuse of common objects by an individual or group;

educational outreach that inspires environmental stewardship by an individual or group;

sustainable development practices and design that incorporates recycled and salvaged materials, energy-efficient building materials and systems, and reuse or recycling of construction and demolition materials;

and preservation of natural resources through the creation and maintenance of a backyard, school, or community garden that incorporates composting, water saving techniques, integrated or organic pest management, and/or a landscape that provides habitat for beneficial insects and wildlife.

For more information, or for an application, call (626)744-4721, or e-mail [email protected]

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