Top 40 under 40: RMRS and the Times Search for The Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

40 Under 40 Search Info Flyer - May, 2012Thank you for all your nominations! Winners announced in the October 23 edition of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times!

Do you know someone under the age of 40 who inspires you to become more eco-friendly? As the final part of Ridge Meadows Recycling’s 40th year, we teamed up with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times to discover The Next Generation of local leaders in the green movement.

“For our 40th Anniversary celebrations, we decided to focus on the past, present, & future of Ridge Meadows Recycling,” says Kim Day, RMRS Executive Director. “In February, we partnered with the Maple Ridge Museum to honour our history and humble beginnings as a volunteer-run committee collecting newspaper in a backyard shed. In April, we worked with local environmental groups to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and throw the biggest Earth Day celebration Maple Ridge has ever seen. For the rest of the year, we will focus on what is at the core of any environmental effort, the future, as we search for youth who are making a difference now and will become environmental leaders in the future.”

It could be an elementary school student

Mason Parkhill, 2011 Recycler of the Yearwho insists on everyone recycling in the home, a teenager who creates art with an environmental flavour, a college student currently enrolled in environmental studies, a co-worker who sets up and champions recycling in the workplace, or someone who’s started up a green business.

The top 40 up & coming environmentalists will:

  • be featured in the Times newspaper in October 2012
  • Be honoured at a special presentation to Maple Ridge Mayor & Council on Tuesday, October 23, 2012
  • be guest bloggers/artists on our website in the coming year
  • have a chance to name our “Rainbow of Recyclers” characters
  • receive a customized, behind-the-scenes tour of the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot
  • be listed in the Ridge Meadows Recycling “40 under 40” Online Hall of Fame
Thanks for being green!

Nomination deadline was on midnight on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Nominees must be 39 years or younger as of December 31, 2012 and be a resident of either Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, or Katzie. Categories are “Child,” age 12 & younger; “Youth,” ages 13-19; and “Adult,” age 20 & older. Minors must have their parent or guardian’s consent. Employees or Board Members of Ridge Meadows Recycling Society cannot be nominees.


MRSS EnviRAMental Students receiving award from Mayor Ernie Daykin & Julie Koehn 2009

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