RAM 2020 Annual Award Nomination Form
Nominations must be received by Friday, November 6th.

AWARD CATEGORIES:

GREEN PROJECT AWARD
This award recognizes a special green project in Minnesota that has demonstrated progressive leadership of an environmental issue with outstanding results.

Criteria for award:
• 6 months' worth of data history to prove the green project is working well
• Demonstrate innovation through reducing waste, carbon footprint, water usage or other environmental issue important to Minnesota
• Goals to expand the program in the near future
• Preference given to RAM member

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
This award recognizes an elected official who has demonstrated outstanding service for the betterment of recycling and resource conservation

Criteria for award:
• History of public service for the betterment of recycling and resource conservation
• Grasp of operational details of the recycling industry
• Consistent support for recycling initiatives, proposals or programs
• Seeks input on recycling and resource issues from diverse groups or individuals from an inclusive approach to policy making

RECYCLER OF THE YEAR
An individual, business, or organization that has demonstrated outstanding service as a recycling service provider or advocate.

Criteria for award:
• Display initiative and commitment to recycling (such as expanding types of materials collected)
• Demonstrate innovation and leadership in recycling (such as having an above average recycling rate)
• Active in recycling market development or environmentally preferable purchasing (including buying recycled)
• Support of groups with environmental focus through contributions or in-kind donations
• Preference given to RAM member

DENISE KOHLAR AWARD
Denise Kolar, Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, Solid Waste Program Coordinator, was one of RAM's founders and devoted many years as a board member and volunteer. The Denise Kolar award honors a member of RAM who has devoted a tremendous amount of energy, goodwill and effort to benefit RAM.

Criteria for award:
• Donated an exceptional number of hours to RAM projects
• Provided a positive example of leadership
• Introduced new members or sponsors to RAM
Nominee's Name and/or Organization (if an organization, please also list a point of contact): *
RAM member making the nomination (if an organization, please also list a point of contact): *
Please check one of the following award categories: *
Using the award category criteria (listed above), briefly explain why applicant/nominee is an excellent candidate for award category (can be up to three typed pages): *
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