ecomaine calls for 2022 eco-Excellence Award nominations

Maine’s recycling and waste manager to celebrate leaders in sustainability, recycling, composting, and waste management from across the state

ecomaine, Maine’s leader in single-sort recycling and sustainable waste management, opened its call for nominations for the 2022 eco-Excellence Awards. The Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate champions in Maine who are focused on recycling and waste diversion, and who are leading their communities toward greater models of sustainability.

As Maine’s pioneer of single-sort recycling and provider of waste-to-energy solutions, ecomaine is pleased to announce that nominees may live or work in any of its member communities, and may be nominated through Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Caleb Hemphill, Chair of ecomaine’s Outreach & Recycling Committee said, “It is clear that Maine is a state full of people who are devoted to our natural environment and keeping it clean for generations to come.  The eco-Excellence Awards are one way ecomaine can help to recognize and promote these efforts.”

Nominees must be located in or serve one of 70 ecomaine communities.  Nominees can be businesses, schools, nonprofits, municipalities or staff, or individuals and will be selected based on the effectiveness, increased awareness, community impact, and ease of replication of their sustainability programs or initiatives.  Preference will be given to nominees in the areas of sustainable waste management, recycling, composting, etc.  Submissions will be judged by ecomaine’s Outreach & Recycling Committee and awarded on February 10, 2022

The 2021 eco-Excellence Awards were given to:

  • Arnold Vickery, Hollis
  • David Love & Maine Beer Company, Freeport
  • Curtis Dimock & the staff from the Yarmouth Transfer Station
  • The Ecology School, Saco
  • Rev. Priscilla Dreyman, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church
  • Mary Vertz & The Casco Bay Cleanup Project, Portland
  • Kelly Meslin, Town of Gorham
  • Scarborough Land Trust