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Award Nomination

  1. 1. Norfolk 2010 Environmental Action Awards Application for Nominees Keep Norfolk Beautiful annually recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses, whose ongoing efforts prevent litter, conserve or protect natural resources, improve community waste handling practices and preserve or improve the beauty of natural and urban spaces in Norfolk during the past year. Award Categories Individuals, nonprofit organizations, schools/youth groups, businesses, and government entities are all eligible to be nominated for one or more of the award categories. The level of recognition is based on meeting all or part of the following criteria: Clean Business Award – • Attractive storefront and landscape, utilizing native vegetation and xeriscape techniques • “Reduce, reuse and recycle” practices in waste management • Utilizes sustainability practices in managing delivery of service or manufacture/sales of product Clean City Hero – An individual who steadfastly demonstrates consistent, persistent, efforts towards a cleaner neighborhood, public space or business district. Types of efforts include, but are not limited to, litter collection, leading cleanups, promoting a cleaner community. Norfolk Environmental Stewardship Awards– A. Excellence in Communication a. Effectively conveys message of stewardship practices and principles to a large audience B. Green Building Pioneer a. Expanding the use of sustainable building in Norfolk C. Rivers & Waterways Protection Award (one or more of the following): a. Litter prevention b. Wetlands enhancement/restoration c. Water conservation d. Storm water pollution prevention The Ernie Morgan Award of Service – To be presented to an individual or organization that has made an extraordinary contribution to promoting environmental improvement for Norfolk citizens. Know of an individual or group deserving recognition? To receive a nomination form, call 441-1347, visit www.norfolk.gov, or email knb@norfolk.gov.
  2. 2. Application Format and Guidelines 1) Please type or print clearly. Use font size 12. Application should not exceed 1500 words. Nomination may be written or typed directly on the attached form or on separate sheets of paper. 2) Individuals or groups may nominate themselves. One nominator may submit as many nominations as desired. 3) Entries must be based on activities conducted June 1st, 2009 through May 21st, 2010. 4) Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 21st, 2010. Please mail to: Keep Norfolk Beautiful / 3500-A Granby Street / Norfolk, VA 23504 or deliver it to the Ernie Morgan Center in Lafayette Park (same address). Fax (441-5285) or email (knb@norfolk.gov) also accepted. 5) Photographs (limit 5); news clips and other documentation may be submitted and are encouraged. No videos permitted. Submitted materials will not be returned. 6) Please submit 1 copy of the nomination. To conserve paper, double sided pages are preferred. No binders please. Winning entries will be recognized at the Clean City Awards Picnic Friday, June 18th, 4pm Virginia Zoo Questions? Call 441-1347
  3. 3. Norfolk Environmental Action Awards Clean Business Award Nomination Form Submit one per Nominee This award recognizes those businesses, large or small, that have improved their business through one or more of the following: beautification, improved waste management, sustainability and the support for local non-profit or government environmental projects or programs. See back for more details. Name of Business ______________________________________________ Address of Nominee: _________________________________________________________________ Street City Zip Code Phone Number: ________________________________ Email: ________________________________ Person who would represent organization at awards ceremony (Name and Title): _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Person submitting nomination (if different from Nominee): a. Name and Title: ______________________________________________________________ b. Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________ c. Telephone/Email: ____________________________________________________________ d. Signature: ___________________________________________________________________ (please see next page)
  4. 4. Clean Business Nomination Questionnaire Answer all that apply to your business practices. If more space is needed, additional sheets of paper may be attached to this page. Use of this page is not required if answers are numbered and given in the same order as questions below. Do not exceed 1,500 total words. Descriptions should address the award category being nominated. 1) Describe any storefront landscaping or other beautification that has made your storefront more attractive and neat: 2) Describe practices that encourage water conservation: 3) Describe practices that encourage energy conservation: 4) Describe the practices your business implements to save fuel. 5) Describe any work conducted by your employees on a special project that has benefited Norfolk’s environment, such as litter cleanups, graffiti removal, etc. 6) What waste management practices conducted at your business have resulted in the actual reduction, reuse, recycling of solid waste? Please quantify your results as much as possible. 7) Describe the delivery of a service or the manufacture/sale of a product that supports environmental sustainability: 8) Which local environmental organization does this business support, and in what ways?
  5. 5. Norfolk Environmental Action Awards Clean City Hero Nomination Form Submit one per Nominee The Clean City Hero is a person who has individually led or carried out a consistent and steadfast effort to improve the natural environment in his/her neighborhood, organization, school or business through litter prevention, beautification or recycling. This person rarely seeks acknowledgement and shares a positive view about environmental stewardship with others in the community. Name of Nominee: _________________________________________ Address of Nominee: _________________________________________________________________ Street City Zip Code Phone Number: ________________________________ Fax: ________________________________ Type of Activity: (please circle one) a. Litter collection b. Cleanup leader c. Clean community promotion d. Other Person submitting nomination (if different from Nominee): a. Name and Title: ______________________________________________________________ b. Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________ c. Daytime Telephone Number: __________________________________________________ d. Signature: ___________________________________________________________________ (please see next page)
  6. 6. Clean City Hero Nomination Questionnaire If more space is needed, additional sheets of paper may be attached to this page. Use of this page is not required if answers are numbered and given in the same order as questions below. Do not exceed 1,500 total words. Descriptions should address the award category being nominated. 1) Describe the program and the activities conducted by the nominee that helped the environment. 2) What impact (results) did the activities have on the environment? (Be as factual as possible; quantifiable results are preferred.) 3) Who participated? (Number of participants and key leaders, if applicable).
  7. 7. Norfolk Environmental Action Awards Environmental Stewardship Award Nomination Form Submit one per Nominee The Stewardship Award is presented to an individual or group that has excelled in improving the natural environment in Norfolk through one or more of the following efforts: Increasing or enhancing public communications about environmental stewardship; Actions that resulted in the building or renovation of public or private buildings in a more sustainable way; Protection of Norfolk’s rivers, tributaries, marshes or other natural waterways. Name of Nominee - Individual or Organization: _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Address of Nominee: _________________________________________________________________ Street City Zip Code Phone Number: ________________________________ Fax: ________________________________ Award Category: (please circle one) e. Excellence in Communication f. Green Building Pioneer g. Rivers & Watershed Protection Person who would represent organization at awards ceremony (Name and Title): _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Person submitting nomination (if different from Nominee): a. Name and Title: ______________________________________________________________ b. Mailing Address: _____________________________________________________________ c. Daytime Telephone Number: __________________________________________________ d. Signature: ___________________________________________________________________ (please see next page)
  8. 8. Environmental Stewardship Nomination Questionnaire If more space is needed, additional sheets of paper may be attached to this page. Use of this page is not required if answers are numbered and given in the same order as questions below. Do not exceed 1,500 total words. Descriptions should address the award category being nominated. 1) Describe the program and the activities conducted by the nominee that helped the environment. 2) What impact (results) did the activities have on the environment? (Be as factual as possible; quantifiable results are preferred.) 3) Who participated? (Number of participants and key leaders, if applicable).

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