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CRRA 2016

CRRA Annual Awards 2016
DoubleTree Hotel
August 9, 2016

 

Each year, CRRA invites our industry to share the programs and successes achieved by our colleagues who are “going above and beyond” in efforts to prevent waste, reuse materials, recycle, compost, buy recycled and build “green.”  It is CRRA’s intent to praise outstanding achievers in California, publicize their successes and share successful efforts throughout the state.

CONGRATULATIONS 2016 WINNERS:

 

 

 

PRIOR YEAR RECIPIENTS:

The Rick Best Environmental Advocacy Award honors lifetime environmental stewardship achievements. In Rick Best's memory, this award recognizes those who effectively advocate for Earth's natural systems. The award goes beyond reuse, recycling and composting to encompass air and water quality, resource protection, and global warming efforts.  The Award is given by the Board of Directors.

2015 (Los Angeles) - Rx Responsibility, Alameda County Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Nate Miley

2014 (San Jose) - Allen Hershkowitz 

2013 (Pasadena) - Mark Murray

2012 (Oakland) – Annie Leonard

2011 (Coronado/San Diego) – Captain Charles Moore

2010 (Sacramento) – Heidi Sanborn

2009 (Rancho Mirage) – Wes Chesbro

2008 (Burlingame) – Ed Begley Jr.​

2007 (San Pedro) – Terry Tamminen, John Davis

2006 (San Jose) –  David Tam

2005 (Los Angeles) – Darryl Young, Mike Paparian

2004 (Sacramento) – Bryon Sher

2003 (Ontario) – Rick Best

 

The CRRA Service Award recognizes exceptional service to the organization, a contribution of time or resources beyond expectations. The Service Award is given by the Board of Directors for annual contributions to the organization.

 

2015 (Los Angeles) - Bob Nelson

2014 (San Jose) - Mark Gagliardi

2013 (Pasadena) – Julie Muir

2012 (Oakland) – Lin King

2011 (Coronado/San Diego) – Roberta Miller

2010 (Sacramento) - Bob Hollis

2009 (Rancho Mirage) – Susan Collins

2008 (Burlingame) – Jacy Bolden and Laura Anthony

2007 (San Pedro) – Bill Worrell

2006 (San Jose) – Stephen Bantillo

2005 (Los Angeles) - San Francisco Department of the Environment

2004 (NRC/San Francisco) –  Judi Gregory

2003 (Ontario) - John Davis, John Moore and Gigantic Idea (Shana and Lisa).

2001 (Pasadena) – Liz Citrino

 

The Recycler of the Year award is given to an individual who has significantly contributed to resource conservation throughout their career in California.  The Award is given by the Board of Directors.

 

2015 (Los Angeles) - John Davis

2014 (San Jose) - Richard Gertman

2013 (Pasadena) -  Bob Besso

2012 (Oakland) - Monica Wilson/GAIA

2011 (Coronado/San Diego) - Timonie Hood

2010 (Sacramento) - Jack Macy

2009 (Rancho Mirage) - Tony Lisenko and Bill Mohoff -  Sunset Waste Systems

2008 (Burlingame) - Bill Worrell

2007 (San Pedro) - Judi Gregory

2006 (San Jose) - Ron Grietzer

2005 (Los Angeles) - Gary Liss

2004 ((NRC/San Francisco) - Jacy Bolden

2003 (Ontario) - Rick Anthony

2002 (Oakland) - Heidi Sanborn

2001 (Pasadena) - Joan Edwards

2000 (Sacramento) - Ruth Galanter

1999 (San Francisco) - Kate Krebs

1998 (San Diego) - Rick Best

1997 (Monterey) - Pavitra Crimmel

1994 (Santa Barbara) Brooke Nash

1993 (Oakland) Dan Cotter

1992 (Long Beach) Mike Anderson

1990 (NRC/San Diego) Dan DeGrassi

1989 (Arcata) Maggie Gainer

1988 (San Diego) Kathy Evans

1987 (San Jose) Pat Miller

1986 (Irvine) Gary Liss

1984 (Santa Cruz) Rick Anthony

1980 (Fresno) Hal Conklin

1976 (Santa Barbara) Chuck Davis

 

 

Additional Award Recipients Include:

Dave Hardy Leadership in Organics Award ~ Dave Hardy was instrumental in developing the Organics Recycling Council in CRRA and served as the organization’s President. For his contribution, this award recognizes a business, government agency, community-based organization or school that demonstrates excellence in the production, marketing and/or utilization of organic materials.

  • 2015 - City of San Diego Miramar Greenery
  • 2014  - Monterey Waste Management District and Michelle Young, City of San Jose

“Next Generation” Recycler Award - Award ~ This award is specifically designed to promote the next generation of Recyclers/“Zero Wasters” in California.  It will be awarded to an individual youth or youth group that has clearly set themselves apart from their peers in promoting waste prevention, recycling, composting, zero waste, or buying recycled.

  • 2015 - Cathedral City Community Gardening & Composting Program
  • 2014 - Zero Waste Youth – USA

Outstanding "Closing the Loop" Commitment ~ Awarded to a business, government agency, community-based organization or school that has implemented an innovative program that features the procurement of products that reduce waste, have recycled content and/or are safer alternatives to toxic products.

  • 2015 - Armstrong World Industries

Outstanding Construction and Demolition Recycling Award ~Awarded to a private business, government agency or community-based organization that has excelled in the reduction and recycling of materials generated through construction and/or demolition activities.

  • 2014 - Zanker Recycling

Outstanding Household Hazardous Waste/Universal/Electronic Recycling Award ~  Awarded to a business, government agency or community-based organization to recognize innovation and excellence in diverting HHW/U-Waste/E-waste materials from disposal.

  • 2014 – City of Elk Grove, Special Waste Collection Center

Outstanding Practices in Venue/Event Resource Recovery ~ Awarded to a large event or venue serving over 2,000 people/day, for excellence in implementing waste reduction, recycling and organics programs, innovative source reduction programs, recovering over 90% of event discards, and/or other programs that demonstrate best practices in event or venue resource management.

  • 2015 - The Offset Project
  • 2014 - Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament 

Outstanding Recycling Program ~  Awarded to a business, government agency, community-based organization or school that has excelled in implementing and carrying out a recycling and/or diversion program.

  • 2015 - Keep California Beautiful
  • 2014 - San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps

Outstanding School Recycling Program ~  Awarded to a business, government agency, community-based organization or school that has excelled in implementing and carrying out a recycling and/or diversion program.

  • 2015 - City of Elk Grove Elementary School Recycling Program
  • 2014-  Oceanside Zero Waste Schools

Outstanding Waste Prevention Award ~ Awarded to a business, government agency, community-based organization or school that has taken the steps to evaluate their waste stream and has successfully implemented a program that prevents the generation of waste. 

  • 2015 - Boston Scientific, Fremont Clean & Green
  • 2014 - Center for Development of Recycling

Pavitra Crimmel Reuse Award ~ Pavitra was instrumental in championing the promotion and implementation of successful reuse programs. In her honor, this award recognizes special achievement by a private business, government agency, community based organization or school in the reuse of materials.

  • 2015 - Urban Ore

Zero Waste Achievement Award ~ Awarded to a progressive business, government agency, community-based organization or school that has made the commitment to zero waste, implemented outreach programs and excelled toward the achievement of their zero waste goal.

  • 2015 - Oakland Recycles - Planning for Zero
  • 2014 - Zero Waste San Diego