Franklin County Commissioners earn award for recycling efforts
By STACEY DANZUSO
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A nonprofit environmental organization honored the Franklin County Board of Commissioners this month for its leadership in recycling and other "green" efforts.
The Pennsylvania Alliance for Environmental Education is based in Harrisburg, Pa., and promotes environmental education activities throughout the state.
It presented the commissioners the Green Leadership Award earlier this month.
The award recognizes government officials at the local, state or national level that have demonstrated outstanding support for environmental education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The commissioners were singled out for their strong environmental policies and consistent education efforts regarding recycling, household hazardous waste and other environmental issues that promote awareness and action for the residents of Franklin County.
Melodie Anderson-Smith, of Renfrew Park in Waynesboro, Pa., nominated the commissioners for the award.
"The Commissioners participate regularly in Renfrew's annual Earth Day Celebration and are supportive of all of the environmental education programs and at Tyamentasachta," which is the Greencastle-Antrim School District Environmental Center, Anderson-Smith said.