City announces ‘Go Green’ awards as part of Earth Day

Individuals and organizations selected in six categories

Mary Jean O'Donnell, a waste reduction consultant, points to the pile of garbage that is typical of a local landfill. "This is 'away'—where it goes when people say they're throwing something away."

The City of Sarnia has announced the winners of the Go Green Awards, a program that was established to promote environmental stewardship in the City and to recognize and celebrate the successes of individuals and groups.

Winners were selected in six categories and will receive special recognition at the beginning of the regular City Council meeting on Monday, May 1, 2017. The meeting begins at 4 p.m.

A reception for winners will take place at 3 p.m. prior to the meeting. That reception will be held in the main lobby of City Hall.

Nominees are also being invited by Green Drinks to present their accomplishments. That meeting takes place at 100 Christina St. North on May 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

The 2017 Go Green Awards winners are:

Business Stewardship, Small Business, Mary Jean O’Donnell, President, MJ Waste Solutions (pictured).

Business Stewardship, Medium to Large Business, Goodwill Industries—Essex Kent Lambton Inc.

Eco-warrior, Ed Brost.

Community Stewardship, One Tomato Environmental Education Inc.

Sarnia’s Greenest Classroom, St. Matthew’s School, Ms. Nicolai’s Grade 6 class.

Youth or Youth Group, Team Northern, Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School.

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