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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2010
The 8th annual Environmental Achievement Awards
The Environmental Management Commission presented the eighth annual Environmental Achievement Awards to City of Kansas City, Mo., employees Wednesday, June 9, at 4 p.m. The awards ceremony took place at the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Offices, 600 Broadway Boulevard, Suite 200.
"These award recipients are a great example of the City of Kansas City, Mo. departments and employees who are willing to step up to new challenges even in the face of cutbacks," said Mayor Mark Funkhouser. "As Kansas City strives to be a greener city, efforts like those recognized today will be instrumental in our success. I commend these dedicated public servants for their efforts."
The Environmental Management Commission has established a program to annually recognize employees of the City of Kansas City, Mo. for acts or achievements which made a significant contribution to environmental quality in Kansas City. The goal of the awards program is to promote innovative approaches to environmental challenges and encourage a culture of environmental stewardship among City employees.
To be considered for the award, the acts or achievements must significantly reduce the volume or toxicity of waste generated, prevent pollution, preserve or restore natural lands or habitat, conserve resource and benefit the environment.
Award recipients and the acts or achievements for which they were recognized:
— Forestry and Conservation Division of the Parks and Recreation Department,
for work on the Kansas City Conservation Corps
— Capital Projects Office, for work on the East Village Block 100
— Paula Macaitis, Health Department, for work on the Childhood Lead
Poisoning Prevention Program
The City’s Office of Environmental Quality, a division of the City Manager's Office, accepted nominations for the awards and those nominations were evaluated by the Environmental Management Commission.
For more information about the Environmental Achievement Awards, contact Andy Savastino, Office of Environmental Quality, 816-513-3460.