On Wednesday, April 25, environmental stewards from all over the region gathered at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing for the 10th Annual Tri-County Environmental Leadership Award Ceremony. GLACC would like to congratulate this year’s nominees and winners for their accomplishments.




The winners this year are as followed:

Jennifer Darjes and Lorri King
Bill Richards
Crippen Buick GMC Mazda Volvo
H & H Mobil
Downtown Capital Area District Library Volunteer Recycling Team
The Farden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank

See below for more information on this year’s winners and nominees.

Android Industries
At their lansing plant, Android Delta continually seeks new opportunities to reduce energy use and recycle cardboard, paper, and batteries.

Bill Richards
Bill Richards makes a point of providing knowledge awareness in all avenues of alternative energy to future engineers of our county.
capital area transportation authority – has made a commitment to be a company that’s green in recycling, reduction, energy conservation and transportation.

City of Mason
The City of Mason built a new leed certified city hall in 2010 with environmentally designed landscaping.

Crippen Buick GMC Mazda Volvo
Crippen created an interdepartmental green team tasked with making their business more environmentally responsible.

Dart Container Corporation
Dart offers programs that allow others recycling opportunities that would otherwise not exist for number six, polystyrene.

Delhi Charter Township
Delhi’s biggest current “green” project is called “poo to power”, capturing methane gas from the waste water treatment to produce power at the plant.

Downtown Capital Area District Library (CADL) Volunteer Recycling Team
CADL’s Volunteer Recycling Team is a group of six volunteers who organized and implement an extensive recycling program.

Eulalie Soliz
Ms. Soliz recycles all that she can, including the little boxes and paper roll tubes most people would over look. She also shares her recycling knowledge with family and friends.

Gabriel Biber
Mr. Biber has worked tirelessly for community food security in the tri-county area and has stewarded the three-fold growth of a network of urban and rural community food gardens at over a hundred sites.

General Motors LLC/Lansing Delta Plant
GM utilizes its 75 acre habitat and maintains local partnerships to promote environmental stewardship and conservation within the community.

The Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank
The Garden Project is all about sustainability in community gardening, providing help in starting, managing and maintaining community gardens in our area.

H&H Mobil
H & H has an electric car charge station, an E85 station, compost bins and rain barrels on site, and provides recycling bins between the pumps for customers to use.

ITC Holdings Corporation
ITC Holdings Corporation strives to run a clean and environmentally conscious operation.

Jennifer Darjes and Lorri King
Ms. Darjes provided the impetus and created a incredible all inclusive recycling program at Cornell Elementary in Okemos. Ms. King has been the leader of the Nature Garden Club, and Earth Jr. club at Cornell Elementary for several years.

Lear Corporation
Lear Corporation is a leader when it comes to recycling, reporting a nearly 80% recycling or re-use rate at the Mason Facility.

Meridian Community Gardens
The Meridian Community Gardens program has grown in three years to nine community gardens in Meridian Township.

play. – Kasey Shoemaker 
Ms. Shoemaker has created a thoughtfully designed eco-friendly playground in east lansing. Play uses all natural products for cleaning and buys locally from the food co-op.

Reclaimed by Design
Reclaimed by Design has helped expand recycling options and improve the Meridian Township Recycling Center.

Ryan Daniels
Mr. Daniels combines his multiple artistic talents toward unique, creative, fun and hugely ecologically-significant projects.

Thom Dye
Mr. Dye is a school teacher at Red Cedar who has implemented conservation procedures in all of the East Lansing School facilities.