NRC Awards Call for Nominations

Announcing the 2014 National Recycling Coalition Awards

To be presented at the Resource Recycling Conference
September 15-17. 2014 | New Orleans, LA

Nominate the best programs or individual you know in the following categories:

  1. NRC’s Lifetime Achievement Award – recognizing an outstanding individual with a lifetime of leadership and dedication to the field of recycling.
  2. Bill Heenan Emerging Leader Award – recognizing an outstanding individual aged 35 or under who has emerged as a leader in the field.
  3. Outstanding Recycling Organization – awarded to a State Recycling Organization with outstanding growth, programs, leadership, or which has made a substantial impact on the field.
  4. Outstanding Business Leadership – awarded to a for-profit company showing leadership, innovation, and success as a corporate model in recycling and diversion.
  5. Outstanding Non-Profit Business Leadership – awarded to a not-for-profit company showing leadership, innovation, and success as a corporate model in recycling and diversion.
  6. Outstanding Community or Government Program – awarded to a public (community / governmental) program showing innovation, progress, or success as a model for other public programs.
  7. Outstanding Higher Education Program – awarded to a college / university with an exceptional program in recycling or in connecting higher education and the industry in the areas of degrees, tech transfer, career services, etc.

Nominate a worthy candidate (you may self-nominate) by clicking on the following link.  For questions, please contact Lisa Skumatz, NRC Awards Committee Chair at Skumatz@serainc.com, or at 303/494-1178.
Deadline has been extended to Monday, August 18, so spread the word and get your nominations in!

Click here for the link to the award form.

You will need:  contact information for yourself and the nominee, 150 word summary, three letters of support and 500 words or less on each of the following topics:  Coverage / longevity; innovation / meeting needs; effect on recycling / hierarchy;  program economics;  leadership / cutting edge; and additional information (if needed).  The criteria for the higher education award asks for information about degree programs and career services, applied research / tech transfer, and links with recycling industries.  We recommend you prepare a document first, and then cut and paste your responses into the form.