A new environmental award program is being launched to recognize and promote environmental stewardship in the community.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is collaborating with Can-Am Recycling of Tilbury to sponsor the Go Green awards.
The program will allow residents to nominate companies, classrooms and individuals for a variety of environmental awards, with winners receiving a plaque and recognition for their efforts, states a municipal media release.
The awards will be evaluated by other environmental stakeholders in the community, such as the local conservation authorities, CK to the Power of Young People advisory group, and the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce.
“This program is an excellent opportunity for the municipality to recognize the hard work and dedication of individuals, organizations and businesses who are making a positive impact on our environment,” said Mayor Darrin Canniff in the release.
Nominations for the Go Green awards will be open to all residents of Chatham-Kent. The awards will recognize a wide range of environmental efforts, including waste reduction, energy conservation, sustainable transportation and environmental education, the municipality said. The awards will also recognize efforts to protect and restore natural areas and wildlife habitats in the community.
The Go Green Awards program is a part of the municipality’s commitment to environmental sustainability and promoting a green economy in the region. The program will help to showcase the great work being done by local environmental champions and inspire others to join the effort.
Nominations for the Go Green Awards will be open soon with more information being available soon online at www.chatham-kent.ca.
The municipality and Can-Am Recycling are excited about the potential for this program to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage more people to take action to protect the environment.
“At Can-Am Recycling, we’re committed to promoting environmental sustainability in everything we do,” said Lawrence Pazner in the release.
“As a recycling company, we understand the importance of reducing waste and conserving resources,” he said. “We believe that the Go Green awards are a powerful way to highlight the positive impact that can be achieved when individuals and organizations work together to build a more sustainable future.”