CRRA Annual Awards 2016
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.
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.
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