Environmental Excellence Awards Spotlight!
Tulsa Metropolitan Environmental Trust Wins!
400 new digital thermometers and 145 gallons of collected medication. Can you guess who? That’s right! The Metropolitan Environmental Trust, serving Tulsa County, developed an education and thermometer exchange program that focuses on seniors in the community which earned them the winning position in the Government category at the 2007 Environmental Excellence Awards.
Across Tulsa County, the M.E.T gave presentations to senior centers exchanging digital thermometers for the hazardous, mercury thermometers. While there, the M.E.T volunteers educated seniors about keeping unused medicines out of the waste stream and hosted an event where they collected 145 gallons of medication.
This project not only reaches out to a segment of the community often overlooked but also models an example that other communities can replicate.
Every day across Oklahoma, communities are coming together to accomplish great things. With very little resources but often a lot of effort these projects have a direct impact on our state. For 25 years Keep Oklahoma Beautiful has been recognizing these great works but it is up to you to make sure we know about them. Have a project that made a difference? An initiative that made an impact?
Have you seen something in your community that needs to be recognized? Does this sound like a group or organization you know? They could be this year’s winner. We have categories (Click Here!) to fit projects big and small, private businesses and community organizations and everything in between. Nominations are open until August 10th. We want to know about it! Your efforts are an inspiration to us all. http://bit.ly/EECNom
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Posted on 07/24/2015
by Larissa Balzer filed under