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Please apply for a Medford Green Award--Deadline June 29th

The Medford Green Awards will reward businesses, groups, and individuals who have done the right thing for the environment. Get application at http://www.medford.org/greenawards. Deadline June 29.

While it is rewarding to know that you have done the right thing, it is also nice to receive a pat on the back and thanks for your efforts. That is why the City of Medford, the Medford Chamber of Commerce, and the Medford Energy Committee have created the Medford Green Awards. There are many businesses, groups, and individuals who have done the right thing for the environment by investing in or advocating for sustainable practices. The Green Awards program is a small way of saying thanks for these efforts to improve the environment and make Medford a better place to live, work, and play.

The Green Awards will be presented in two categories: Business, including non-profit organizations, and Residential. Practices being considered include renewable energy, energy conservation, environmental advocacy, water conservation, waste reduction and reuse, sustainable landscaping methods, and other innovative environmental and energy conservation practices. This program is also about educating and encouraging other Medford residents to “think green” by showcasing environmentally responsible actions.

Nominations will be accepted electronically and will be judged by members of the Medford Energy Committee and a representative from the Chamber. Mayor McGlynn will present the awards to the winners this fall at the City’s Harvest Your Energy Festival, which will be held on Saturday, October 13th, at the base of the City’s wind turbine.

Please take a few minutes to nominate a neighbor, friend, or merchant who is making Medford more sustainable. By the way, it is perfectly okay to nominate yourself or your business!

For information or to complete nomination forms, please visit http://www.medford.org/greenawards or call Medford’s Director of Energy and Environment, Carey Duques, at 781-393-2137.

 

--Fred Laskey

 Medford Energy Committee

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