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Posted on: November 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Nominations Being Accepted for PRIDE Environmental Awards

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The DeKalb Citizens’ Environmental Commission is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the 2021 P.R.I.D.E. Awards (People Responsible for Improving DeKalb’s Environment Awards). 

P.R.I.D.E. Awards recognize local residents, organizations, or businesses that have significantly improved the quality of life in DeKalb through projects, activities, or programs emphasizing resource conservation, energy efficiency, beautification, waste reduction, or similar environmental improvements. Those conducting projects or programs aimed at increasing public awareness and knowledge of specific environmental issues are also eligible for consideration for a P.R.I.D.E. Award.

This year marks the 28th anniversary for P.R.I.D.E. Awards. These awards are sponsored by the Citizens’ Environmental Commission, a diverse group of community volunteers appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Its main goal is to promote an increased awareness and understanding of environmental issues in DeKalb and recommend practical means for environmental improvement.

To nominate an individual, organization, or business in DeKalb for a P.R.I.D.E. Award, please complete this nomination form. Completed nominations may be sent by regular mail, email, fax, or hand delivered to:

Scott Zak, Management Analyst, City of DeKalb, 164 East Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb IL 60115

Email:, Phone: 815-748-2396, Fax: 815-748-2091

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 3:00 p.m., November 30, 2021.

 All nominations will be reviewed by the Citizens’ Environmental Commission, which will make the selections. Awards will be presented by the Chair of the Commission at the DeKalb City Council in December of this year.

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