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We are thrilled to announce the winners and honorable mentions of the 2019 Environmental Leadership Awards, which will be presented and recognized during a special ceremony and dinner at our  Texas Recycling Summit on October 8, in San Antonio, Texas. In efforts to recognize true stewards of environmental change in Texas from individuals, communities, organizations and businesses, these awards are a great way for us to work together, influence, and challenge one another to make an impact in recycling, composting, sustainable materials management, public education and outreach, special event recycling, and more.

And the winners are…

Linda B. Smith Memorial Award for Outstanding Environmental Youth Education and Outreach Program

1st Place: City of Allen ISD – Anderson Elementary

Honorable Mention: Wylie ISD


Excellence in Construction & Demolition Debris Reuse/Recycling

1st Place: Champion Waste & Recycling Services

Honorable Mention: None


Outstanding Recycling Special Event

1st Place: Go Green Garland

Honorable Mention: Earth Day X


Cis Myers Sustainability Leadership Award

1st Place: Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas

Honorable Mention: Magpies and Peacocks


Outstanding Environmental Public Education & Outreach Program

1st Place (tie): Resource Conservation Council – North Texas Council of Governments

1st Place (tie): City of Grand Prairie

Honorable Mention: Environmental Health & Sustainability – SEED


Outstanding Recycling Partnership

1st Place: City of El Paso & Rio Grande Recycling Corridor

Honorable Mention: City of Austin & UT Austin Office of Sustainability


Rick Fuszek Memorial Award for Outstanding Sustainable Materials Management

1st Place: Town of Little Elm

Honorable Mention: Champion Waste & Recycling | Embassy Suites Denton


Outstanding Compost Program

1st Place: City of San Antonio

Honorable Mention: City of Arlington & UT Arlington


Volunteer of the Year Recognition

Andrea Smith – Allen PTA

Rowan Unser

Catherine Head