Congratulations 2019 Green Awards winners!
The Green Awards is an annual event where awards made from recycled materials are presented to our community's best environmental champions of the previous year. Awards are given to three outstanding individuals and three local businesses that are all doing great sustainability work in Clark County.
The 2019 Green Awards were on March 20th and almost 200 people came to celebrate environmental sustainability! People from all over Clark County attended, including participants of WasteBusters, Master Composter Recycler Program, Green Schools, Green Businesses, the Recycled Arts Festival, and more!
Thank you to Curious Comedy Theater for hosting! Their group of improv comedians lead the night and uplifted Clark County's Green Programs, making it a night to remember. And thank you to Councilor Temple Lentz for highlighting this year's achievements and presenting the awards to the winners.
Green Apple Award
This award is presented to an individual that works in schools and inspires students to learn about the environment and to practice sustainability at school and at home.
Congratulations Rebecca Morris for winning the Green Apple Award! Rebecca led the La Center High School Environmental Action Team to platinum status with Washington Green Schools, obtaining certification in all six environmental categories.
Green Business Award (small business)
Green Business awards are presented to one small (25 employees or less), one large (26 employees or more), and one non-profit or government Green Business in Clark County that demonstrate innovative sustainability in all of their business practices.
Congratulations Barre3 Felida for winning in the small business category! Barre3 Felida reduces waste by offering towel service rather than paper towels, and encourages clients to use water bottle refilling stations and reusable bottles.
Green Business Award (large business)
Congratulations to WaferTech for winning in the large business category! The semi-conductor manufacturer has steadily reduced hazardous waste since arriving in Clark County in 1996, and acheived 100% renewable energy status in 2018.
Green Business Award (nonprofit or government)
Congratulations to Columbia Springs for winning in the nonprofit or government category! Columbia Springs' historic park has sustainable design elements throughout the site, including permeable brick pavers and the Cordwood Classroom with walls consisting of clay, cordwood and recycled bottles.
Green Neighbor Award
This award is given to celebrate the work of a volunteer that goes beyond the norm to serve the community through the Green Neighbors program.
Congratulations to Kris Potter for winning! Kris has been involved in environmental work in the county for years. She’s involved with the St. Joseph Parish Garden, which grows organic produce for low-income residents, and helps teach nature studies and gardening classes to local youth.
Master Composter Recycler Superstar
This award is given to a Master Composter Recycler (MCR) volunteer that goes above the call to action, serving communities throughout Clark County by teaching about composting and recycling.
Congratulations to Bill Thomas for winning the title of MCR Superstar! Bill has volunteered with the MCR program for years and teaches others in the community how to compost and recycle to make a difference for the planet.