We are pleased to announce that the Department of Energy has released the guidance and eligible city allocations for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).
The winners of the $5,000 awards for the most aluminum cans recycled are: > Division One (population 250,000+) Milwaukee, WI* 1,750,595 pounds, Mayor Tom Barrett > Division Two (population 100,000-249,999) Fontana, CA* 266,271 pounds, Mayor Mark Nuami > Division Three (population 50,000-99,999) Hesperia, CA 1,120,660 pounds, Mayor Mike Leonard > Division Four (population below 50,000) University City, MO 56,211 pounds, Mayor Joseph L. Adams * Note: 2007 Winners in Division Category
To help mayors engage their communities in recycling and raise awareness about its importance over the long term, cities submitted innovative education and marketing ideas for an additional $5,000 award. The cities being recognized for the most innovative campaigns are as follows:
> Division One: Lexington, KY, Mayor Jim Newberry > Division Two: Irvine, CA, Mayor Sukhee Kong > Division Three: North Miami, FL, Mayor Kevin Burns > Division Four: Troy, OH, Mayor Mike Beamish
The following winning cities will be awarded $5,000 and their local Keep America Beautiful, Inc. affiliate will be awarded $2,500: > Division One: Louisville, KY*, Mayor Jerry E. Abramson > Division Two: Newport News, VA, Mayor Joseph Frank > Division Three: Gastonia, NC, Mayor Jennie Stultz > Division Four: LaGrange, GA*, Mayor Jeff Lukken * Note: 2007 Winners in Division Category
RecyclingAmerica's Land: A Compendium of Best Practices, Vol. 1- Reclaiming Land, Revitalizing Communities(Featuring the Communities of:Albuquerque,Baton Rouge,Dearborn,Fayetteville,Gainesville,Jackson,Lansing,Lewiston,Moline, Palatine,Rome,St. LouisandTallahassee)
RecyclingAmerica's Land: A Compendium of Best Practices, Vol. 2- Reclaiming Land, Revitalizing Communities(Featuring the Communities of:Altoona,Akron,Buffalo,Indianapolis,New York,Seattle,South Bend,TrentonandWest Hollywood)
RecyclingAmerica's Land: A Compendium of Best Practices, Vol. 3- GreeningAmerica's Workforce(Featuring the Communities of:Baltimore,Chicago,Cincinnati,District of Columbia,Long Beach,Miami,RoanokeandWinston-Salem)
Spotlighting Best Practices inAmerica's Cities, Vol. 1(Featuring the Communities of:Buffalo,Chicago,Denver,District of Columbia,Miami,OklahomaCity andSouthfield)
A National Report on Brownfields Redevelopment- 2008, Volume VII (Survey)
*We are working on the completion of an interactive map which will feature detailed information on each of the submitted sites.
For more information see our website at www.usmayors.org/brownfields