FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2022
Contact: Leif Olsen
Sustainability and Resilience Department
Fayetteville announces 2022 Mayor’s Environmental Stewardship Award winners
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The City of Fayetteville Environmental Action Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Mayor’s Environmental Stewardship Award.
The committee selected two award recipients that members felt exemplified a commitment to environmental stewardship. Dot’s Nashville Hot Chicken is the 2022 winner in the business category, and Amelia Southern with Zero Hour is the winner of the advocacy category.
Award recipients will be recognized by Mayor Lioneld Jordan and presented with their award at the City’s Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration held Saturday, April 23, at the Marion Orton Recycling Center, 755 W. North St. The event starts at 9 a.m., and Jordan will give an Earth Day Proclamation.
Dot’s owners, Russell and Sarah Ingram, are committed to the environment and sustainability. All packing, portion cups, side bowls and utensils are compostable and provided by locally operated Food Loops. Dot’s, which is located at the Yacht Club food truck court on College Avenue, also works with the City to turn its packing and any food waste into nutrient rich soil through the City’s food waste and compost program.
Southern, a freshman at the University of Arkansas, founded the Arkansas branch of Zero Hour, a national climate activism organization focused on the impact of climate change and advocating for the environmental justice for marginalized groups.
This is the second year for the Mayor’s Environmental Stewardship Award, which recognizes excellence in environmental stewardship demonstrated through sustainable practices, programs or projects undertaken by Fayetteville community members, non-profits, businesses and educators.
Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability through initiatives, practices and programs that align with one or more of the following achievement areas:
- Environmental Stewardship
- Pollution Prevention
- Environmental Advocacy
- Recycling and Sustainable Product Lifecycle
- Environmental, Sustainability or Resiliency Education and Outreach
- Energy Conservation
- Clean Energy Production and/or Innovation
- Resource Conservation, Rehabilitation and Reclamation
For more information on the Mayor’s Environmental Stewardship Award or the Environmental Action Committee, contact Leif Olson, sustainability planner, at 479-575-8269 or email@example.com, or visit the Environmental Action Committee webpage.