Snowmass Village seeks to honor environmentally conscious businesses |

Snowmass Village seeks to honor environmentally conscious businesses

Staff report
Snowmass Sun

The town of Snowmass Village is now accepting nominations for the Snowmass Village Environmental Award, which will recognize organizations or businesses located or operating in the community that have made a commitment to improving the natural environment through policies, programs or actions, according to a statement.

The award, created by the town Environmental Advisory Board, will consider actions or projects in the categories of energy conservation, water quality and/or conservation, and waste reduction and recycling.

“In a landscape like ours, the local economy is so dependent on the environment that many Snowmass businesses are doing a great deal to preserve natural resources,” said Sally Sparhawk, board chairwoman and former council member. “There are plenty of environmental success stories in town that go unrecognized or unpublicized. Through this award, we hope to bring these examples to light and motivate others to follow suit.”

Projects will be evaluated as much as possible on the quantifiable results that positively affect the environment. The Environmental Advisory Board will review submitted nominations and consider the following criteria:


Cost effectiveness.




Impact on the town of Snowmass Village.

Type of positive benefit.

The application form and specific award criteria are available at The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Oct. 18.


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