The Town of Snowmass Village is now accepting nominations for the second annual Snowmass Village Environmental Award, which recognizes organizations or businesses located or operating in the Village that have made a commitment to improving the natural environment through policies, programs, or actions.
The award, created by the Environmental Advisory Board, will consider actions or projects in the categories of energy conservation, water quality and/or conservation, and waste reduction and recycling.
"In a landscape like ours, the local economy is so dependent on the environment that many Snowmass businesses are doing a great deal to preserve natural resources," said Sally Sparhawk of the Environmental Advisory Board and former council member. "There are plenty of environmental success stories in Town that go unrecognized or unpublicized. Through this award we hope to bring these examples to light, and motivate others to follow suit."
Projects will be evaluated as much as possible on the quantifiable results that positively affect the environment. The Environmental Advisory Board will review all submitted nominations and consider the following criteria:
- Cost effectiveness
- Impact on the Town of Snowmass Village
- Type of positive benefit
The application form and specific award criteria are available on the Town's website and will only be accepted electronically. The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014.
About the Snowmass Village Environmental Advisory BoardThe Snowmass Village Environmental Advisory Board is a collaborative group committed to updating and accomplishing the goals of the Town's environmental sustainability plan. The board provides technical expertise and a broad community perspective in order to develop recommendations concerning projects, programs, policies, and operational practices that benefit the natural environment, the local economy, and community. They encourage community participation in these pursuits and manage relationships with other area environmental groups.