Keep Martin Beautiful seeks nominees for the 2020 Environmental Stewardship Awards
By Sarah Ciampi
Do you know someone making a difference to improve our environment who deserves to be recognized? Does your business make environmentally-conscious choices to conserve water or energy? Has your civic or youth group been involved in a beautification project or worked to keep our beaches clean? Now is your opportunity to recognize them - or even give yourself some credit!
Keep Martin Beautiful, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization, is seeking nominations for individuals, businesses, civic and nonprofit groups, and government agencies that are improving our local environment and quality of life. Areas of focus include: community and neighborhood revitalization; litter and marine debris removal; recycling programs; river advocacy; innovation and stewardship; youth engagement and education. Projects and activities must have occurred in 2019. Nominations are due by Friday, January 31, 2020.
“As our signature fundraising event, the Environmental Stewardship Awards is an opportunity for Keep Martin Beautiful to recognize our community’s devotion to protecting our natural environment. Each year, we are always impressed by the wide range of submissions we receive, and it’s a great reminder of how folks work all year round to make a difference in Martin County,” said Craig Ahal, president of Keep Martin Beautiful’s Board of Directors.
“This inspiring event celebrates all of the individuals and organizations working so diligently to protect and beautify our wonderful community,” said Martin County Commissioner Ed Ciampi who will also be serving as co-emcee of Keep Martin Beautiful’s Environmental Stewardship Awards for the second year in a row. “I’ve supported and attended this event for many years, and it is really an honor to be a part of it,” Ciampi added.
The Awards Ceremony takes place on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Piper’s Landing Yacht & Country Club in Palm City.
In addition to nominations, Keep Martin Beautiful is also seeking sponsors of the Environmental Stewardship Awards. Nomination and sponsorship forms, previous year’s winners, and other details are available online at keepmartinbeautiful.org.For more information contact Keep Martin Beautiful at 772-781-1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Martin Beautiful appreciates the generous support from current sponsors including: the City of Stuart; Coastal Waste & Recycling, Inc.; FAU Harbor Branch; FPL; Jenkins Landscape; The Kiplinger Foundation; Lucido and Associates; Martin County Commissioner Edward Ciampi - District Five; Martin County Solid Waste Division; METCo – Marine Electronics of the Treasure Coast; n2 architecture + design; Sailor's Return; Wallace Nissan; Waste Management; and Whiticar Boat Works.
About Keep Martin Beautiful
Keep Martin Beautiful (KMB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization founded in 1994 as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Its mission is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Martin County through litter prevention, the promotion of recycling, improvement of solid waste management practices, and beautification and community revitalization activities. KMB signature events and programs include the Environmental Stewardship Awards, the International Coastal Cleanup, the Great American Cleanup, the Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Street programs, and other educational and outreach activities. Find KMB on Facebook at facebook.com/KeepMartinBeautiful, follow KMB on Twitter at twitter.com/KMBmartin, visit KeepMartinBeautiful.org or call 772-781-1222.