Recycling and Waste Management News
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Environmental Awards and Recognition
Awards and Recognition
2012 Recycling Coordinator wins Rosie Award -- Waste & Recycling News
2012 Honolulu was recognized as a finalist for the "Green City Award" by Waste & Recycling News
2012 H-POWER receives the Facility Recognition Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
2011 Mayors' Laulima Award -- Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful (KHIB). In recognition of the environmental leadership of City & County of Honolulu Recycling Coordinator Suzanne Jones and the City's recycling initiatives in keeping the Hawaiian islands beautiful.
2010 The Green Channel "Opalavision" education display -- PRSA Koa Hammer Award
2010 The Green Channel "Opalavision" educational display -- IABC Ilima Award of Excellence.
2007 "Tour de
Trash" was recognized by the U.S. Conference
of Mayors City Livability Award for Outstanding Achievement
2007 "Put Opala in its Place" educational
brochure -- PRSA Koa Anvil Award
Dump on Hawaii" campaign -- IABC Ilima Award of Excellence
(the highest possible) Judges for the esteemed competition
noted the appropriate and compelling use of cultural images
the campaign, and complemented the strategic alliances and
2005 "Blue Cart" TV
public service announcement -- IABC Ilima Award of Merit.
Curbside Recycling Pilot communications received a series
--The PRSA Hawai'i Chapter selected the campaign for its highest marketing
communications honor: Koa Anvil Award. PRSA awarded the program a perfect score,
and nominated the work for its "Best of Show."
--A HAF Pele Award for the Mililani pilot education brochure containing curbside
recycling instructions for residents. The same piece was a finalist for the
NOVA award, presented as part of the Pele Awards.
--IABC Ilima Award of Merit for the communication program conducted for the
Mililani pilot project.
The Mililani Pilot brochure was noted by national expert R.W.
Beck, evaluator of the program, as superior to communication
tools in other states. Further, the Mililani Pilot campaign was
used as a case study for marketing courses at Hawaii Pacific
2003 Kapolei Outstanding Achievement Award (KOA) for the
Waste-to-Energy; Covanta Energy
2003 EPA Environmental Heroes
for successful passage of the container
deposit law (bottle bill) for Hawaii
Suzanne Jones, City Recycling Coordinator
Gretchen Ammerman, State Recycling Coordinator
State Representative Mina Morita D-14th (Kapaa-Hanalei)
Jeff Mikulina, Sierra Club Hawaii
*Hawaii Advertising Federation (HAF); Public Relations Society
of America (PRSA); International Association of Business Communicators