City of Pitt Meadows is looking for residents, community groups, school classrooms, and businesses to recognize at their third annual Going Green Awards.
The Going Green Awards recognizes organizations and groups in the community who are working towards sustainability. Categories include innovation, integrated green solutions, and awareness and advocacy.
New this year is the addition of individuals, community groups, and school classrooms.
One classroom award will be given to each participating school in Pitt Meadows.
“Previously we were recognizing our business community for what they were doing to go green,” said Kate Zanon, director of corporate and business services at the City. “But we know there are many others in Pitt Meadows that are doing great things too, so we wanted to recognize their part in building a sustainable community.”
Prizes include a “Green Star” ranking award, a press release from the City about the residents, community groups, school classroom and businesses and how they achieved their Green Star Ranking, a featured article in the City’s City Talks newsletter, and publication of the award winners on the City of Pitt Meadows website.
Winners will also be invited to showcase their green solution at the Pitt Meadows Earth Day celebration on April 22.
Forms are available online at www.pittmeadows.bc.ca or picked up in person at Pitt Meadows City Hall, Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation, Pitt Meadows Library, Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, South Bonson Community Centre, Pitt Meadows Arena, and Tourism Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows.
Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Pitt Meadows City Hall, Attention: Anika Steblin. Application deadline is April 2, at 3 p.m.