Friday, November 2, 2018

Be Part Of A Special Awards Celebration Nov. 15 As The PA Resources Council Recognizes Winners Of The 2018 Environmental Leadership Awards

The PA Resources Council will recognize the winners of the 2018 Environmental Leadership Awards-- Wawa, Philadelphia Media Network, LLC, Eldredge, Inc. and the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, Chatham University at a special Awards Celebration on November 15 at Material Culture in Philadelphia.
The keynote speaker for this special event will be  Christine Knapp, Director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability.
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Here’s more about the awardees--
-- Wawa – Leadership in Recycling (Wawa, PA): Wawa is built on a commitment to its communities, and it has continued that commitment by taking steps to understand and lessen environmental impact.  Wawa promotes recycling to its customers and vendors and practices recycling throughout its operations.
Since 2013, all Wawa stores have been equipped with customer recycling bins.  In 2017, Wawa recycled a total of 16,353 tons of single stream recycling from its 797 stores.  
-- Philadelphia Media Network LLC – Leadership in Environmental Reporting (Philadelphia, PA): In its Toxic City series, the Philadelphia Media Network alerted the community and provided critical information regarding dangerous environmental hazards threatening the health and safety of students and teachers in Philadelphia’s public schools.  
In Trash Tirade and related articles, the Philadelphia Media Network drew attention to illegal dumping and litter in Philly neighborhoods and reported on community and individual efforts to combat litter.  
-- Eldredge, Inc. – Leadership in Waste Reduction and Reuse (West Chester, PA): Eldredge, Inc., has been in the business of sourcing hazardous and non‐hazardous materials for nearly 60 years.  
As a team, Eldredge has been creatively closing industrial waste loops through crafting triple bottom line recycling solutions.  Eldredge has sourced responsible solutions in an era of climate change by minimizing the inputs of new raw materials, thereby reducing the environmental and economic impacts.  
-- The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, located at Chatham University’s Eden Hall – Leadership in Sustainability (Pittsburgh, PA): The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Eden Hall is an international showcase of sustainable building and design techniques, as well as a laboratory for developing next-generation tools and process that will provide social, economic and environmental benefits.
“We have another great group of awardees, who are driving progress on diverse environmental challenges across Pennsylvania,”  said PRC Regional Director Mario Cimino. “We're looking forward to celebrating their accomplishments with old and new friends, at a unique new venue, Material Culture, on November 15!”  
The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a networking reception featuring spirits, wine and beer tastings, a silent auction and raffles, followed by a dinner program with Director Knapp’s remarks and the presentation of awards to PRC’s 2018 honorees.
“We anticipate a great night of connecting with our supporters, congratulating our honorees, and celebrating PRC’s impact over the past year,” said Cimino.
Information on tickets and sponsorships is available at PRC’s 2018 Awards Celebration webpage.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on Facebook.  Click Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.
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