The city of Menlo Park is asking residents to nominate a neighbor for an Environmental Quality Award by January 16.
The awards are one way the city publicly recognizes the efforts of individuals and designs that made life in Menlo Park a more environmentally friendly place this past year.
The categories are: architectural, cultural/historical, educational, heritage tree, native habitat, and resource conservation.
Last year, the for committing to use green building materials for their whole house remodel endeavor. Their home achieved a score of 254 points on the Green Point Rated system developed by Build It Green, making it one of the top five greenest homes in California.
Boy Scouts of Troop 109 Menlo Park/Atherton also received an award for their combined efforts to improve .
"Nominations must include when the effort took place, the results, the community impact and the environmental significance," said Regina Wheeler, Recycling Specialist for the City of Menlo Park.
"Nominations for development awards can apply to an effort within the last two years."
To nominate someone, fill out this form and drop it off at the front counter of the city administration building, which is located at 701 Laurel Street.
For more information, call the Environmental Programs department at 330-6740.