Environmental Excellence Awards Spotlight!
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Coalition Wins!
15 tons of recyclable material. How does that sound? In 2004, the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival approached the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to help recycle as many materials as possible during the 5 day music festival. In 2009, the group won the Nonprofit Organization Category for collecting 4,000 pounds of diverted waste. Over the span of those 5 years, 31,657 pounds of recyclable material was saved from the landfill.
Volunteers collected cardboard, glass, plastic, and aluminum from not only festival venues but local businesses too. These volunteers aren’t afraid to dumpster dive! The Tulsa Metropolitan Environmental Trust loaned trailers and collection bins for sorting all items.
Just like Woody said in his classic tune, ‘All Work Together’, “If we all work together, it shouldn’t take long.”
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 07/22/2015
by Larissa Balzer filed under