Environmental Excellence Award Winners
The Water Resources Commissioner’s Office and Division of Public Works are excited to announce the Environmental Excellence Award Winners. The Environmental Excellence Partnership Program (E2P2) recognizes leaders in environmental protection. Annual awards are given for notable efforts in areas of water quality protection, waste reduction and recycling, and pollution prevention.
A committee of staff from the Water Resources Commissioner’s Office and the Health Department’s Environmental Health Division facilitates the award process. This committee recommends organizations on the following criteria:
- Compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations
- Implementation of innovative environmental initiatives above and beyond legal requirements
- Submission of necessary plans and reports, e.g., Hazardous Materials and Waste Spill Response Plans, Environmental Excellence Action Plans, Pollution Prevention Status Sheets, etc.
- A demonstrated commitment to our environment and community
These award winners have gone above and beyond to do what is best for the environment:
Water Quality Protection Award: protecting the health of our rivers by building rain gardens and planting trees.
Arbor Brewing Company
Crossings of Ann Arbor Condominium Association
Waste Reduction and Recycling Award: improving our environment through exemplary waste reduction and promoting reuse and recycling within our communities.
Fjällräven Ann Arbor
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Pollution Prevention Award: reducing and properly managing hazardous materials.
Convenience Auto Service
Toyota Tech Center
Leadership in Environmental Excellence:
Shannan Gibb-Randall of InSite Design Studio, Inc.
Shannon received this award for her decades-long leadership, expertise, and passion in the field of green infrastructure and native plant landscape architecture.
Master Composter Leadership Awards: continued volunteer dedication to stewardship, education, and leadership in composting and landfill diversion.
Master Composter Instructor Team of the Michigan Master Composter Certification Program of Washtenaw County:
Dean Baas, Kirk Jones, Lisa Perschke, Jesse Raudenbush, Joet Reoma, Christopher Simmons, and Nancy Stone
(Pictured from left: Joet Reoma, Dean Baas, Lisa Perschke, Nancy Stone)
Angela Porta and Kirk Wright
Rain Garden Leadership Awards: continued volunteer dedication to stewardship, education, and leadership green infrastructure.
Articles highlighting each partner's environmentally sound practices or projects will follow in the coming weeks. Be sure to follow us on social to get each story. Facebook- @WCWRC; Twitter- @WashtenawWRC.
Show your commitment to the environment and your community by becoming an E2P2 partner. Participation in the program is free. Participants receive free technical assistance, complimentary audits, community recognition, and more. Learn more by visiting Washtenaw.org/e2p2.