Four communities recognized for environmental improvement efforts (2/18)
“We’re proud to recognize our award winners for making American communities healthier and more environmentally sustainable,” said Peter Grevatt, director of EPA’s Office of Children’s Health and Environmental Education. “Walkways and bike paths improve our environment and create healthy options for Americans of all ages.” This office oversees the awards program.
The Achievement Award, the top honor under the Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging awards, recognizes communities for overall excellence in building healthy communities for active aging. This year’s recipients are the Town of Cary, N.C., and Martinsville/Henry County, Va.
The Commitment Award recognizes communities that have developed and begun to initiate a specific plan to implement smart growth and active aging principles. This year’s recipients are the City of Gaithersburg, Md., for the Upcounty Senior Center and the County of San Mateo, Calif., for the Half Moon Bay Senior Campus Plan.
Applications for the 4th annual Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging Awards of 2010 are due on July 17, 2010.
For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/aging/bhc/awards/2009/index.html