Willoughby Shines at the 2014 Norfolk Environmental Awards Ceremony!
With great thanks to all on the Spit who contribute to our “clean and green” community, we take away bragging rights from the recent Norfolk Environmental Awards event , wherein civic leagues and individuals were recognized for their contribution to a more environmentally conscious Norfolk.
In addition to many of our league members patting yourselves on the back for your volunteer efforts to keep our community clean and recycling , please join each other in gratitude to the following who were awarded recognition for their efforts:
John Vesterman: 2014 NEC Environmental Action Education and Outreach Award of Excellence
Bob Parsons: 2014 NEC Environmental City Action Hero
John and Bob planned and executed the Norfolk Elementary Schools Plastic Bag recycling program pilot where five schools collected and recycled over 1800 pounds of plastic bags equivalent to over 126,000 plastic bags. Ocean View Elementary School and Willoughby Elementary School won the awards for the most bags collected and the most bags per student respectively.
Special appreciation goes to Stephen Leaman who leads our Clean Willoughby effort, and in so doing helped Willoughby earn the maximum award for small civic leagues: the 2014 Norfolk Environmental Action Recycling (EARNN) award of $750.00! Our league organized and supported EARNN with more than 100 residents participating in organized activities plus an additional 300 residents recycling weekly through the blue carts.
So a big Willoughby bravo to John, Bob, Stephen, and the 400 residents working to keep our community CLEAN AND GREEN!