Seeking Awards to Gain Recognition

Identify Recognition and Award Opportunities for

Increased Public Awareness of Reuse Program


In the course of identifying e-waste experts in Kansas, the Kansas Equipment Exchange (KEE) was recognized by the Pollution Prevention Institute at Kansas State University and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), as a program to honor for its reuse efforts. The Kansas reuse program accepted a 2007 Pollution Prevention Award on August 20 in Hutchinson.


Lessons learned from this experience? Don’t be shy. Nominate your own reuse program. Your program’s accomplishments will become known to the awards committee and if you receive the award, you may be surprised at the extent of the benefits in public awareness. Look for recognition and award opportunities. Your state’s department on health and environment is a good place to start. Ask your local university if they recognize sustainability activities and if your program is eligible for any awards. Your community chamber of commerce, church or civic organization may have a program that will recognize your reuse program and increase public awareness.


Environmentally Safe Recycling Packet, Product 5.a

Assistive Technology for Kansans – Expanding Reuse Project    

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Title: Seeking Awards to Gain Recognition
Module: Marketing/PR
Author: Assistive Technology for Kansans
Audience: Administrator
Sub Title: Increased Public Awareness for Reuse Program
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Last Reviewed: 11-30--0001 12:00 AM