2018-11-30 / Community

Eco award nominations sought

Ecomaine, a single-sort recycling facility, opened its call for nominations for the 2019 eco-Excellence Awards. The Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate champions in Maine who are focused on recycling and landfill diversion, and who are leading their communities toward greater models of sustainability.

Nominees may live or work in any of its 74-member communities, and may be nominated until 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.

“Ecomaine’s eco-Excellence Award winners are some of the greatest ambassadors we could hope for,” said CEO Kevin Roche in a press release. “These are the people who are committed to sustainable waste management solutions, and who are some of ecomaine’s most steadfast allies, even in tough times like we’ve seen for recycling in the last year. It is always very exciting to see who is making these big differences across our state.”

Nominees must be located in or serve one of ecomaine’s 74 member communities. Nominees can be businesses, schools, nonprofits or individuals and will be selected based on the effectiveness, increased awareness, community impact and ease of replication of their sustainability programs or initiatives. Submissions will be judged by ecomaine’s Outreach & Recycling Committee and awarded on March 19.

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