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2000 - Exceptional Merit Awards - Education & Promotion - OEMA

The primary purpose of the Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority has been to operate the Canadian County Landfill, but over the past seven or eight years, OEMA has taken on the daunting responsibility of educating all of their seven member communities. OEMA sponsored demonstrations of worm composting for county schools and for a community gardening project at the Chisholm Trail in Yukon. They provided recycled products for the celebration of America Recycles Day in Yukon and Piedmont. For the past eight years, they have promoted, judged, and provided prizes for local entrants to the Trash Poster Contest. The authority assists with local volunteer recycling collections--including paper and phone books, providing containers as well as education about what to put in them. Through recruitment of area schools, the authority is encouraging students to become life-long recyclers. In Canadian County, the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY IS GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S ENVIRONMENT!