Fayetteville seeks nominees for 2024 environmental stewardship award

Students from The New School helped clean up The Ramble as part of a community service day in January 2023. The school received an Environmental Stewardship Award in the educator category that year. (Courtesy)

FAYETTEVILLE — The city has announced the launch of its fourth annual Mayor’s Environmental Stewardship Award.

The annual program recognizes businesses, nonprofits, and individuals who demonstrate excellence in sustainable practices, programs, or projects.

Nomination applications are available on the city’s website, and are due March 1.

The city’s Environmental Action Committee will review all nominees before recommending winners to the City Council for final approval.

To be eligible for the award, projects must be focused on one or more of the following 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

Last year’s winners included Jacobs Engineering (Business), Biodesic Strategies (Community Organization), Northwest Arkansas Land Trust (Non-Profit Organization) and The New School ( Educator/Individual).