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News Release: Nominees sought for outstanding environmental achievements

ENCINITAS, CA - The City of Encinitas' Environmental Commission is seeking nominations for individuals, organizations or businesses for their 2017 Environmental Award Program. The awards honor those who demonstrate exemplary environmental stewardship and achievements and are given in two categories: one for individuals and non-profits, and one for businesses.

Nominations are open until Tuesday, October 17, 2017, and winners will be honored by the Encinitas City Council during a November meeting. To submit a nomination, please visit http://tinyurl.com/yalg5fbh.

"These awards give our environmentally friendly residents and businesses the recognition they so greatly deserve for being forward-thinkers and community leaders in environmental stewardship," said Encinitas Environmental Commissioner Jim Wang.

The awards program is co-sponsored by the Encinitas Environmental Commission, the City of Encinitas, and Coastal SAGE Landscape Architecture.

The 2016 winner in the individual/non-profit category was Brad Roth for his tireless commitment to Cottonwood Creek Conservancy. For more than 20 years, Brad has devoted countless hours to the preservation and restoration of the creek, often educating, inspiring and leading teams of volunteers.

Last year's winner in the business category was Encinitas Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair, a company that is eco-friendly throughout: it is solar powered and energy efficient, recycles whenever possible, and segregates and isolates aerosols, cleaners and other toxins.

For more information about the awards program, please contact Chamomile Meadow at (760) 633-2787.