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Announcing the 2019 ICAW Theme: Cool the Climate – Compost

By coming together with a global voice that promotes compost, International Compost Awareness Week is a call to action. The 2019 ICAW theme, “Cool the Climate – Compost!” recognizes the connection between soil health and the climate. Soil plays an important role in our environment. Healthy soil is at the heart of planetary, agricultural and human health. This year’s theme highlights that soil management practices with compost is key to soil health and migrating climate change. By composting, we return nutrients to the soil, help capture carbon from the atmosphere, resist drought and disease and provide fresh air.


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Call for Nominations – 2018 Texas Environmental Leadership Awards!

Do you know of individuals, communities, organizations, or businesses that are developing and maintaining programs to make Texas a more environmentally conscious state? Through Friday, August 17 STAR will be accepting nominations for the 2018 Texas Environmental Leadership Awards.

This award is to recognize the champions and stewards of environmental change in Texas!

Winners and honorable mention will be recognized at a special ceremony on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston as part of the annual Texas Recycling Summit.

For more information on nomination guidelines please follow the link below:

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Competition Now Open for Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award

The second year of the Northeast Recycling Council’s (NERC) NERC Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award competition has begun.  The award will recognize an individual or organization for the impact they have made on sustainable materials management within the NERC 11-state region. Applications for the will be accepted through September 12.

To be eligible, an organization or individual must be located within NERC’s 11-member states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The award will be presented at NERC’s Fall Conference, October 30, Rocky Hill, Connecticut.  For more information about the Conference, visit the NERC website.

A copy of the application can be downloaded here.

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