Honor those who work to improve the city

December 3, 2012 by  

The 21st annual Mayor’s Environmental Awards luncheon will take place at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on December 13. The theme of this year’s awards is ‘Promoting Positive Eco-Action’.

The awards are open to local organizations, companies, and individuals who take positive steps to improving their community, with local environmental groups presenting the awards. Lunch will be served and Mayor Alvin Brown will be in attendance.

Recognizing those who go beyond the norm to help improve environmental policies and to make their communities safer and cleaner will help encourage others to do the same. Needless to say, these awards also show that individuals can be just as influential as organizations in making changes to their way of life for the better.

Many businesses in Jacksonville have dedicated themselves to improving the environment through policies they have put in place for themselves. For example, Jacksonville printing companies follow policies put in place by the national printing industry, or their own in-house environmental policies, in order to do less damage to the environment.
Most printing companies now use mostly recycled paper supplies or those paper supplies not created from old growth forests, they use vegetable based inks that are easily absorbed by the earth after use, they recycle their own paper waste, and they make sure that all hazardous materials they have used will be disposed of in a safe manner.

The awards session will take place from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm with tickets are $25. For more information, call 904-630-3690.