Richland has announced the winners of this year's Green Recognition Program.
Richland's Green Business of the Year is Greenies, a small business in Richland that offers bicycle, kayak and paddleboard rentals and sales, and sells organic foods, products and sustainable clothing.
An energy efficiency project completed by Kadlec Regional Medical Center and Apollo Solutions Group won Project of the Year, and ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston won Program of the Year for its Energy Star certification program.
Richland resident Lora Rathbone received the Excellence in Environmental Stewardship award for an individual and the group award went to project coordinators Ali Bram and Jennifer Ricci for their Earth Month Trail Cleanup Project.
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Enterprise Middle School Recycling Program, Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, the Innovation Center and Market in the Parkway each received honorable mentions for their environmental efforts.
This is the seventh year Richland has recognized businesses and organizations that are working to reduce their impact on the environment. For more information, go to www.ci.richland.wa.us, click "Green Living" and then "Green Recognition Program."