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Awards to Minnesota Individuals, Groups and
Agencies for Projects that Promote Recycling

Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) Awards

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Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM)

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Awards to Minnesota individuals, groups, and agencies for projects that promote recycling. Excellence in projects, public leadership, companies working in the field, and individual contribution will be recognized. Previous recipients include sports centers, cities, private companies, elected officials and private citizens.

The Green Project Award recognizes a special green project in Minnesota that has demonstrated outstanding environmental results. Criteria for award:
- 6 months’ worth of data history to prove the green project is working well
- Demonstrate innovation through reducing waste, carbon footprint, water usage or other environmental issue important to Minnesota
- Goals to expand the program in the near future
- Preference given to a RAM member

The Public Service Award recognizes an elected official who has demonstrated outstanding service for the betterment of recycling and the environment. Criteria for award:
- History of public service for the betterment of recycling and the environment
- Grasp of operational details of the recycling industry
- Consistent support for recycling initiatives, proposals or programs
- Seeks input on recycling issues from diverse groups or individuals from an inclusive approach to policy making

The Recycler Of The Year award goes to an individual, group, business, public entity or organization that has demonstrated outstanding service as a recycling service provider or advocate. Criteria for award, must meet one or more of the following:
- Display initiative and commitment to recycling (such as expanding types of materials collected)
- Demonstrate innovation and leadership in recycling (such as having an above average recycling rate)
- Active in recycling market development or environmentally preferable purchasing (including buying recycled)
- Support of groups with environmental focus through contributions or in-kind donations
- Preference given to RAM member

Lastly, the Denise Kolar Award honors a member of RAM who has devoted a tremendous amount of energy, goodwill and effort to benefit the organization. Criteria for award:
- Donated an exceptional number of hours to RAM projects
- Provided a positive example of leadership
- Introduced new members or sponsors to RAM

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GrantWatch ID#: 156815

Pre-Application Information:

A RAM member must make nominations using the award application. Below is the list of award categories and the criteria(s) to qualify for each category. Note a nominee does not need to be a RAM member.

Application form attached.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Recycling Association of Minnesota
2250 Wabash Ave
St. Paul, MN 55114

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