County to recognize environmental leaders

Entry deadline for awards is August 22

s your business or organization envi- ronmentally friendly? Have you adopted ecologically sound business practices that have benefited your company as well as the environment? Share your green accomplishments and plans by submitting them to the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health and become a candidate for an Environmental Leadership Award to be presented by the County Board of Supervisors during Pollution Prevention Week, September 15-21.

For the past four years, county officials have saluted local businesses and community groups which have demonstrated a commitment to protect San Diego's land, air and water. Recipients of the 1996 awards included: this newspaper (thank you very much!) for community outreach and education; Allied Barricade Company, Inc. for air pollution reduction; Vons grocery stores, for solid waste reduction via composting; County of San Diego Purchasing and Contracting Division for paper reduction; and Murray Biodiversity Group for water reuse.

To nominate a company or an organization for an award, submit a written description, two pages or less, of the project or practices that utilize effective pollution prevention methods or education in your community to reduce pollution. Also include a contact person and phone number. Send entries by August 22 to: Mary Duggan, County Environmental Health, MS D-561, 1255 Imperial Ave. San Diego CA 92101, or email your nomination to: