Fayetteville names winners of inaugural environmental stewardship award

Photo courtesy of Pack Rat Outdoor Center

The city’s Environmental Action Committee this week announced the recipients of the 2021 Mayor’s Environmental Stewardship Award.

The annual award recognizes excellence in environmental stewardship, demonstrated through sustainable practices, programs or projects undertaken by community members, non-profit organizations, small businesses or educators that reside or work in Fayetteville.

The committee received nine applications and chose three award recipients:

Pack Rat Outdoor Center – Business
Arkansas Myriad – Industry/Manufacturing
Pattie Erwin – Individual/Educator

Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability through initiatives, practices and programs that align with one or more of the following achievement areas:

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Recycling and Sustainable Product Lifecycle
  • Environmental, Sustainability or Resiliency Education and Outreach
  • Energy Conservation
  • Clean Energy Production and/or Innovation
  • Resource Conservation, Rehabilitation, and Reclamation

From a news release:

All of the nominations received this year are worthy of praise for the contributions they make to our community’s sustainability efforts. Because of this, the Environmental Action Committee strongly encourages all nominees to keep up their good work.