ecomaine calls for 2023 eco-Excellence Award nominations

To kick off Maine Recycles Week, ecomaine opened its call for 2023 eco-Excellence Awards nominations.

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 Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

Caleb Hemphill, Chair of ecomaine’s Outreach & Recycling Committee said, “ecomaine’s eco-Excellence Awards recognize the difference one person or organization can make toward greater sustainability in Maine.  Even though we have given these awards for many years, I continue to be impressed by the thoughtful leadership shown by all our nominees.”

Nominees must be located in or serve one of 73 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 9, 2023.

The 2022 eco-Excellence Awards were given to:

  • Casey Zorn, Portland, Individual
  • Catherine Hewitt, Scarborough, Individual
  • Debbie Grover, North Yarmouth, Individual
  • Ethel Atkinson, MSAD #6 (Hollis, Limington, Frye Island, Standish, & Buxton), Individual
  • Kate Hodgson, South Portland, Individual
  • Tiffani Blye, South Portland, Individual
  • Tina Ruel, Gorham, Individual
  • We Fill Good, Kittery, Business
  • Greater Portland Landmarks, Portland, Non-Profit
  • Sarah Nichols & Chrissy Adamowicz, Sustainable Maine Program at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Non-Profit
  • Partners for World Health, Portland, Non-Profit

For more information, see ecomaine’s eco-Excellence Awards nominations page.