Johnson County Government will be recognizing 26 businesses, non-profits and schools as R5 Certified Green Partners, for their outstanding environmental achievements related to waste diversion, recycling, composting, and more. Of the 26 awardees, there are 5 businesses, 2 non-profits, 2 universities, 1 city government and 16 schools in the Shawnee Mission School District.
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.
In celebration of Earth Day, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will recognize the partners at a reception April 26, 8:30 a.m. at the Johnson Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry St., Olathe, Kansas.
More information on our 2018 awardees and previous award winners can be found on our R5 Certified Partners page.