Residents and businesses are invited to honor the 2014 Environmental Quality Awards winners at the April 29th City Council meeting at 7:00 pm. The awards are given to recognize outstanding efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations that improve environmental quality in Menlo Park. They’re coordinated annually by the City’s Environmental Quality Commission.
The 2014 Environmental Quality Award winners are:
Carolee Hazard (pictured) is being awarded in the Sustainable Lifestyle category. Her exemplary efforts include being the leader of the Suburban Park Green Core Initiative in 2009, being the host of Suburban Park Community Supported Agriculture and delivering produce to our neighborhoods from 2009 to present, and running the Encinal School Kids “Green Club” which educates students on the importance of recycling and composting.
Gridium is being awarded in the Climate Change category for its efforts in providing innovative products and services designed to help companies track, manage, and optimize energy use in a user-friendly and cost-effective manner. Gridium helps companies manage energy use more effectively by delivering insights that allow them to reduce energy use, cut costs, save time, improve equipment upkeep, and increase their property value.
Photo of Carolee Hazard taken in 2011 by Chrisie Wendin