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Nominate those who keep DeKalb beautiful

Published: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

The DeKalb Citizen Environmental Commission is accepting nominations for the 2013 P.R.I.D.E. (People Responsible for Improving DeKalb’s Environment) Award.

The P.R.I.D.E. Award recognizes local residents, businesses or other entities that have significantly improved the quality of the physical environment in DeKalb through projects or programs emphasizing resource conservation, energy efficiency, beautification, waste reduction, or other means that improve the quality of life in the community. Those conducting projects or programs aimed at increasing public awareness and knowledge of specific environmental issues also are eligible.

This year marks the 21st anniversary for P.R.I.D.E. Awards, which are sponsored by the Citizen Environmental Commission. The commission is a broad group of community volunteers appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the city council. Its mission is to promote an increased awareness and understanding of environmental issues in DeKalb and to recommend practical means for environmental improvement.

Nomination forms are available www.cityofdekalb.com. Completed forms should be emailed to jdiedrich@cityofdekalb.com or mailed to Jennifer Diedrich, Economic Development Coordinator, City of DeKalb Municipal Building, 223 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.

Nominations are due by 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Awards will be presented at the Nov. 25 meeting of the DeKalb City Council.

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