Environmental sustainability is about the future. Adopting practices like preventing pollution, reducing waste, conserving energy, reducing emissions to air and water, and boosting recycling are to be celebrated at a time when providing better, cleaner tomorrows is a priority.
The Village of Glenview wants to recognize organizations in Glenview that are taking the lead with environmental stewardship, innovative best practices and community outreach.
The Village's Natural Resources Commission has launched a new environmental sustainability awards program. Nominees can be any organization, including businesses, schools, houses of worship and volunteer groups, that serve the Glenview community.
Nominees can be considered in one of these categories:
- Innovation – How a new practice has improved sustainability and is a departure from the current practice. Examples of this are, but not limited to, new uses of recycled or reused materials, energy or material-efficient techniques or other more sustainable departures from previous practices.
- Leadership – How the organization has demonstrated that its practices are above and beyond common practices for its peers and how others were influenced. Examples of this are, but not limited to, mentorship of other organizations, participation in associations that have made changes or influenced members and going beyond the requirement of environmental regulations.
- Education and Outreach – Action(s) an organization has taken to influence its employees, members, customers or other stakeholders to improve sustainable practices. Examples of this are, but not limited to, community outreach or educational events.
To nominate itself or be nominated by another, an organization should have completed the activities and achieved results that support the nomination in 2017 through August 31, 2018. Nominators will need to provide a narrative piece describing the experience, rationale for taking action, successes and environmental results or changes in practices generated or influenced.
Click here for a fillable nomination form
Applications must be submitted by email to email@example.com, and are due by September 1. They'll be reviewed and selected by the Natural Resources Commission Awards Committee, with presentation of a certificate by the Village Board of Trustees in November.
Meeting the sustainable energy challenges of the 21st Century starts at home, in the workplace and in our schools. Success stories, if replicated, can positively effect our future. So let's start by recognizing the good environmental stewards in our community.