For Immediate Release
June 15, 2015
CONTACT: Brian Pugh
Waste Reduction Coordinator
Recycling & Trash Collection
Green Bag Lunch Program Features
ENVY-Award Winner RecycleSomething Campaign
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will sponsor a Green Bag Lunch Program on Thursday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce located at 123 W. Mountain Street in Fayetteville. The program will detail ADEQ’s 2015 Arkansas Environmental Stewardship (ENVY) Award, presented to the City of Fayetteville for its recycling education and marketing program “RecycleSomething”. The presentation is free; however, registration is required to ensure adequate seating. Contact Audree Miller at 501.682.0015 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
For more information about the Environment Stewardship Award, follow this link to ADEQ’s website: https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/poa/businessasst/envy.
The news release about the Green Bag Lunch Program is also pasted below for your convenience:
Contact Information: Katherine Benenati / 501.682.0821 / email@example.com
FOR RELEASE: May 14, 2015
CITY’S RECYCLING EFFORTS TO BE FOCUS OF GREEN BAG LUNCH
The City of Fayetteville’s efforts to boost recycling will be the focus of the next Putting Green to Work lunch set for June 18 at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, 123 W. Mountain St., starting at 11:30 a.m.
Fayetteville received this year’s Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The city, which had been a finalist five times for the award, won for its “Recycle Something” educational and marketing program designed to increase recycling by city residents and businesses. The effort, promoted through local advertisements and public presentations and displays, includes financial incentives for the use of smaller trash receptacles and encourages more recycling. In 2014 the city saved more than $213,000 in landfill costs, while earning more than $598,000 through the sale of compost generated from yard waste collections.
Commonly called the “ENVY,” the award was established in 2005 by ADEQ to recognize a major contribution by an individual or organization for efforts to enhance and protect Arkansas’ natural resources.
The Putting Green to Work series, created by ADEQ in partnership with Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, features businesses and organizations that have excelled in sustainable practices. Its purpose is to help industry leaders learn from each other how to save energy, prevent pollution and conserve resources while increasing profits.
Admission to the presentation is free, but registration is required to ensure adequate seating. Attendees bring their own lunches. To register, contact Audree Miller at 501-682-0015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. June 17.