Many Wyoming businesses make quiet decisions every day to preserve the planet while they serve our community. Some are dogged recyclers. Others are conscientious about preventing waste. In a community where so many of us care deeply about the environment, it makes sense that Wyoming residents would also want to know which environmentally-conscious businesses they support every day.
With this in mind, the city’s Environmental Stewardship Commission (ESC) is launching a new Green Business Award this spring. All businesses within the City of Wyoming can be nominated by residents of Wyoming or nominate themselves by filling out a nomination form detailing what they do to reduce food waste, recycle or reuse material, offer green products or services, and reduce energy or water waste.
“As an ESC member I regularly hear the many amazing ways our community embraces environmental sustainability, which makes me proud to support my neighbors. This award highlights these activities so we can all be aware of the impact we are making every day,” notes Katie Stock, who is helping coordinate the awards program.
Winning businesses will be acknowledged through city communications; a press release to local media; recognition at a Wyoming City Council meeting with a council resolution honoring their efforts; green ribbon logo for use on winning businesses’ websites; and a door cling to hang at their place of business.
“So many of Wyoming’s business leaders quietly embrace environmental conservation in their everyday choices, and I believe it’s important for the community to know about these efforts and encourage and applaud them for it,” said City Councilmember Sarah Stankorb Taylor.
Nominations are due April 1, 2019, and winners will be announced May 1, 2019. Businesses are also being asked to note if any employees in particular have shown leadership or contributed to the business’s overall environmental footprint. “This is all about giving recognition where it’s deserved,” added Stankorb Taylor.