KPB seeks nominations for Environmental Awards

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Every year Keep Pearland Beautiful recognizes citizens and or businesses of Pearland for contributions to the community that demonstrate environmental responsibility. We rely on help from the Pearland community to find the people who deserve to be recognized. Keep Pearland Beautiful is seeking nominations from the community to receive its annual awards. The nominations must be submitted to KPB by April 17. You can find the link at http://bit.ly/NHEYE2.

The nominations for the environmental awards are only limited by your imagination. You may make a nomination for one of the awards that we have traditionally given in the past or come up with your own suggestion for an award category. The only requirement is that the person(s) or organization(s) nominated must have made a significant contribution to conserving and improving the environment in Pearland in the past year.

All awards are presented at The Annual Environmental Awards Dinner on Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Pearland Community Center, 3523 Liberty Dr., Pearland, TX 77581.

Awards given on a regular basis are (come up with something original and the committee will consider it):

The Stella Roberts Golden Pear Award – (Our top award) The individual receiving this award must have made contributions to improving or protecting the environment in a number of areas (i.e. recycling, composting, beautification, cleanup/litter prevention, etc.) or must have made a significant contribution in one particular area.

Business of the Year – This award is presented to a business that demonstrates its commitment to protecting the environment through recycling, participation in community cleanups, buying recycled products, beautification efforts and support of Keep Pearland Beautiful and/or other environmental organizations.

Weldon Flanakin Recycler of the Year Award – This award is presented to individuals or businesses that do an outstanding job of recycling or who have initiated a new and innovative recycling program.

Nick Santoro Re-use Award – This award is given to individuals or organizations that have found innovative ways to re-use things rather than sending them to the landfill.

Cleanup Award – This award goes to individuals and/or organizations that demonstrate their commitment to keeping Pearland clean, either through the Keep Pearland Beautiful Adopt-A-Spot and Community Cleanup programs or on their own initiative.

Beautification Award – This award is presented to a business, or civic organization that significantly improves its appearance and, therefore, the appearance of the community, through landscaping, new signage, renovations, etc.

School Volunteer Award – This award is presented to the person at a local school that has consistently promoted environmental programs in the school and has worked with Keep Pearland Beautiful to educate students on ways the can help enhance their community environment.

Educator of the Year Award – This award is presented to a local educator (teacher, staff member, or other school employee) who consistently uses environmental curricula in the classroom and works to instill environmental conservation values in the students.

Please take the time to nominate a local business, your friend, neighbor or favorite teacher for helping us fulfill the mission to empower Pearland citizens to take responsibility for their environment. You may also submit someone for any work they do that is helping us fulfill our vision to make Pearland the cleanest and most beautiful city in Texas. Awards applications must be submitted by April 17.

For more information about the Keep Pearland Beautiful awards, the dinner or any of our other programs, please check or website www.mykpb.org or call our office 281-652-1659.

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