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Posted on August 10, 2021 at 4:13 PM by Wade Yost

The Poolesville Town Commissioners and the Sustainable Poolesville Committee invite you to participate in the Environmental Awards Program. Through the awards, the Town looks to recognize and show appreciation for those who give back to the environment and encourage others to get involved! ELIGIBILITY: Open to any business based within Poolesville limits. Awards are either for a project(s) in 2020 or over a period of years (2020 and before). ? Awards may be for new initiatives and/or certifications for the year of 2020. ? Awards may be for continuing efforts beyond regulatory requirements. SCOPE OF THE AWARDS: Examples of environmentally-friendly programs and projects include, but are not limited to: ? Use of integrated pest management to minimize the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides. ? Pollution prevention and green purchasing. ? Expansion of source reduction, reuse, and recycling efforts. ? Energy and water conservation measures. ? Tree planting and management. ? Invasive species management projects. ? Greenhouse gas emissions reductions. ? Generation or purchase of alternative energy. ? Other innovative environmental enhancement ideas or projects. DEADLINE: Early submission is encouraged! The deadline is 5 p.m. on August 20, 2021. Email submissions to with the subject ‘Sustainable Award’. JUDGING: The Sustainable Poolesville Committee will evaluate the nominations based upon program effectiveness, innovation, and endurance. The winner will be announced during the Commissioners Meeting on September 13, 2021. AWARD PRESENTATION: Awards will be presented at a special awards ceremony during Poolesville Day