City accepting nominations for environmental awards

ENCINITAS — Encinitas is looking for nominees for its second annual Environmental Award Program.

Nominations are currently being accepted for two categories: individuals and nonprofits or for-profit businesses.

The award aims to highlight, recognize and congratulate Encinitas residents, organizations and businesses that have achieved exceptional environmental goals.

“By their efforts, these parties promote proper stewardship of the precious environment with which we are blessed,” according to a press release.

Winners receive an environmentally themed artwork made by a local Encinitas artist, who receives $500 from the city to commission the artwork. A subcommittee of the city’s Environmental Commission will select the artwork through a competitive selection process.

Last year’s inaugural winners were the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation and the GoodOnYa Organic Deli.

Nominators are not limited to a single nomination, but each nomination must be on a separate form. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominees must reside in or be based in Encinitas. Nominators need not be Encinitas residents.

Deadline for nomination forms are 4 p.m. Sept. 29, and the city will announce the winners during the Surfing Madonna Run Oct. 16.

Information about both the award and artwork proposals can be found on the city’s website at encinitas.ca.gov.

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