On Sept. 15, the Jefferson County Commissioners and the Sustainability Commission presented four Sustainability Awards for outstanding achievements related to environmental stewardship and community cohesion. 2020 is the Sustainability Commission’s inaugural year of presenting an Eco-Employee Award that honors a Jefferson County employee and three Community Awards. These awards honor their achievements related to environmental stewardship, efficient use of resources, economic vitality, and innovation in alignment with Jefferson County's mission, vision, values, and goals.
“It is with great excitement that the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners present the Sustainability Commission’s Sustainability Awards this year. 2020 is the inaugural year for this important opportunity to recognize local organizations and county employees who are leaders in educating, promoting and implementing sustainable practices in Jefferson County. We are heartened to know we have wonderful people doing this impressive and invaluable sustainability work in our community,” said Jefferson County Commissioner Casey Tighe.
This year, the Sustainability Commission chose three community awards and one eco-employee award. The three community award winners were Evergreen's Alliance for Sustainability, Jefferson County Green Schools, and a New Spin Bike ReCyclery.
“We are incredibly excited about the inaugural year of the Sustainability Commission’s Sustainability Awards and look forward to making this an annual tradition to recognize Jeffco’s individuals and organizations that are leading the effort to make the county a more sustainable place to live and work,” said Jeff Wong, chair of the Sustainability Commission.
About the winners:
Read more details about the winners on the Board of County Commissioners website.