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TOL PR 2016-08-31 Tolbert Awards Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Nominations Sought for 2016 Tolbert Environmental Achievement Awards Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission will accept nominations through Friday, October 21, 2016. Leesburg, VA (August 31, 2016) – The Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission is seeking nominations for the 2016 Tolbert Environmental Achievement Awards. This award program recognizes students, community groups, and individuals who conduct or participate in activities that benefit the Town’s environment. Nominations must be submitted by close of business on Friday, October 21, 2016. Examples of activities that benefit the Town’s environment include:  Innovative use of recycled materials (including composting, collection programs for materials that are recyclable or reusable)  Pollution prevention  Waste reduction  Protection of the natural environment  Habitat Improvement  Beautification of the environment  Environmental education  Monitoring the condition of Leesburg’s environment (streams, h abitat, etc.) Last year, Tuscarora High School was the 2015 recipient of the Tolbert Award for its innovative environmental science program. Program initiatives included creating notepads from excess printed paper, a lunchroom recycling program and a monarch butterfly garden waystation on the school grounds. Nominations should be sent to Irish Grandfield, Senior Planner, at igrandfield@leesburgva.gov and should include a narrative, limited to 300 words, describing the person or group nominated and why they deserve to be recognized. Please be specific about their efforts and achievements and include quantifiable measures of success if possible. Photos and other supplemental information may also be submitted. For more information, including the 2016 nomination form, please visit www.leesburgisgreen.com. The 2016 Tolbert Environmental Achievement Awards will be presented at the Leesburg Town Council Meeting at 7:30 pm on December 13, 2016. # # #