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Nominees Sought for Clean Air and Sustainability Awards

12/8/2011
Kay Johnson, Office of Environmental Initiatives Manager | KJohnson@wichita.gov | (316) 268-4251

Eligibility Covers Four-County Area

Nominations for the third annual Metro Wichita Clean Air and Sustainability Awards are now being accepted by the City of Wichita Air Quality Improvement Task Force.

The awards recognize companies, organizations, institutions, government entities, community groups, neighborhood associations and individuals who are taking steps to reduce air pollution and emissions in the urban area. Those steps may include energy efficiency measures, pollution reduction, increased recycling and conservation of natural resources.

The efforts can have a significant impact on improving air quality in the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and avoiding the risk of falling out of compliance with federal air quality standards.

Entries are welcome from the four-county metro area including Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick, and Sumner counties. A panel of judges from local and state government, business, and the private sector will select the winners. Application deadline is Jan. 4.

Award winners will be recognized in public ceremonies at the 2012 Kansas Preservation, Energy and Sustainability Summit and Fair at Century II Jan. 27-28. They will also be featured on City7, the City’s Cox Communications cable channel. More information about the 2012 conference can be found at www.greenwichita.org.

Completed applications can be mailed to Kay Johnson, Office of Environmental Initiatives Manager, Planning Department, 455 North Main Street, Wichita, KS, 67202. They may be emailed to kjohnson@wichita.gov or faxed to 316-858-7392.

Applications and general guidelines can be viewed and printed from the City’s website at Wichita.gov or at www.greenwichita.org. For more information, contact Kay Johnson at 268-4251. For assistance in filling out the application or quantifying environmental improvements and cost savings, contact Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) at 800-578-8898 or by email at sbeap@ksu.edu.

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