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Nominate your ‘green hero’

It's time to nominate your “green hero” – the youth, adults, businesses or nonprofits organizations that are leading the way in making Lakewood more sustainable.

Nominations are now open for the City's 2014 Sustainability Awards at www.Lakewood.org/SustainabilityAwards. The deadline to submit a nomination is  March 3.

The City established its Sustainability Awards in celebration of Earth Day and to recognize community members who are instituting sustainable practices at the office, home, school and in the environment. Awards are given in three categories: Community Sustainability, Defender of the Plant for youth and Eco-Employee for Lakewood employees. Businesses, nonprofits, community organizations, individuals and schools with projects based in Lakewood are eligible to receive awards and are honored during a City Council meeting in April.

Applicants are evaluated on achievement in one or more of the following areas: climate change, innovation in environmental technology, preservation of ecology and biodiversity, green design, waste reduction and recycling. Applicants also must meet the goals of the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan, have a positive impact and embrace innovation.

Online nominations are preferred, but nominations may be sent by email to sustainabilityawards@Lakewood.org or mailed to Sustainability Awards, 480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 80226-3127.
Posted on: Monday, January 13, 2014