Johnson County Government awarded 48 entities for outstanding environmental achievements related to waste diversion, recycling, composting, purchasing sustainably, and more. Awardees met criteria in the following R5 categories:
- REinvest in their company, community, economy and future.
- REthink their business process, how they manage resources and purchasing power.
- REduce consumption, waste and their environmental impact.
- REuse products and consciously buy reusables.
- REcycle as a last resort and buy recycled products to support a closed-loop system.
Of the 48, there are 9 businesses, 4 non-profits, 33 schools in the Shawnee Mission School District, and 2 schools in the Blue Valley School District.
SealGreen ReUse Concrete Sealing
Tradewind Energy, Inc.
Unity Church of Overland Park
Vestcom New Century
DOWNTOWN OVERLAND PARK AWARDEES:
Craig Sole Designs, Inc.
L'Arche Green Express
nexus IT group, Inc.
Unique Finds Gifts
The Upper Crust Pie Bakery
SHAWNEE MISSION SCHOOL DISTRICT AWARDEES:
Shawnee Mission East High School
Shawnee Mission North High School
Shawnee Mission South High School
Shawnee Mission West High School
Indian Hills Middle School
Indian Woods Middle School
Westridge Middle School
Apache Innovation School
Belinder Elementary School
Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School
Briarwood Elementary School
Brookridge Elementary School
Brookwood Elementary School
Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
Comanche Elementary School
Corinth Elementary School
Crestview Elementary School
Highlands Elementary School
John Diemer Elementary School
Mill Creek Elementary School
Nieman Elementary School
Oak Park-Carpenter Elementary School
Overland Park Elementary School
Pawnee Elementary School
Prairie Elementary School
Ray Marsh Elementary School
Rhein Bennginghoven Elementary School
Rising Star Elementary School
Rosehill Elementary School
Sunflower Elementary School
Tomahawk Elementary School
Trailwood Elementary School
Westwood View Elementary School
BLUE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT AWARDEES:
Mission Trail Elementary School
Timber Creek Elementary School
Downtown Overland Park Partnership
Go Green Granite
Johnson County Community College
The Land Source
Ten Thousand Villages