Earth Day Awards nominations due March 5
From press release
LOVES PARK, Ill—Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful is seeking nominations for its annual Earth Day awards. Three Fern Leaf Re-Awards made from recycled glass will be presented in the following categories: Outstanding Corporate Friend of the Environment, Outstanding Individual Friend of the Environment and the Hutchcroft Environmental Youth Award. This last award is named in honor of long-time Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful volunteer, board member and past president Dr. Alan Hutchcroft.
“We encourage people to nominate a local business, individual or young person who demonstrates a great deal of environmental stewardship to the stateline area,” said Lori Gummow, executive director of Keen Northern Illinois Beautiful.
The Fern Leaf Re-Awards will be presented at the Third Annual Earth Day Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, April 8, at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford.
Nomination forms detailing the individual award requirements can be obtained by visiting Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful’s Web site at www.knib.org or at their office, 5417 N. Second St., Loves Park. The completed forms must be returned to Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful by 3 p.m., Friday, March 5. “Last year, we recognized Forest City Gear, Harlem Middle School teache Jackie Plaetzer and the East High School Key Club,” Gummow added.
For more information on the Earth Day Awards Luncheon, visit www.knib.org or call Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful at (815) 637-1343.
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