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sweeping with the 2018 Golden Broom Awards


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Kim Todd, Katherine Saunders, and Kelly Bavis with the Golden Broom Award.

Kim Todd, Katherine Saunders, and Kelly Bavis (L-R) with the Golden Broom Award.

how exciting is this! on Monday, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, with the Mayor and the Councillors, and other amazing people, and Rogers TV, guide to the good was awarded a 2018 Golden Broom Award from Clean St. John’s!

originally incorporated in 1991, Clean St. John’s is a group of volunteers who run outreach programs, community cleanups, and beautification. the Golden Brooms are their baby!   each year Clean St. John’s presents the awards to a citizen, a school, a corporation and an organization who have helped keep St. John’s clean and beautiful.  happy shout-out to the other Sweepers – guide to the good-er Phil Coates of Island Compost, Waterford Valley High School, and Nalcor!

Councillor Dave Lane presents the Golden Broom Award to Kim Todd (centre) and Katherine Saunders (left). Rogers TV photo.

guide to the good and thegreenrock.ca was recognized for:

 

  • guide to the good social enterprise – making it easy to choose local, social, and green in partnership with Memorial University’s Centre for Social Enterprise
  • #playoutdoors – connecting families, cultures, and the great outdoors in partnership with Junior Forest Wardens, Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development, Conservation Corps of NL and many others
  • In Its Place – waste diversion program in partnership with Macdonald Drive Junior High, Kids Eat Smart Foundation, Clean St. John’s, Island Compost, CIty of St. John’s, St. John’s Farmers Market, and the Wellness Coalition Avalon East
  • #interGeneration – recycling plastic bags into useful goods in partnership with Waterford Valley High School, Agnes Pratt Seniors Residence, the Co-operators IMPACT fund.

special thanks to Karen Hickman  and Lilia Jackson of Clean St. John’s, and Councillor Dave Lane who presented the award.

at guide to the good, we love“where you are” efforts to live sustainably.  it’s a balance between desire to make positive change and the means of each individual to do what they can.  it’s all about ‘habits for your habitat’ – ‘think planet.  live local’!

the award was presented on December 3rd, 2018, during the City Council meeting.

 

Kim Todd, Katherine Saunders, Karen Hickman, Phil Coates, and Kelly Bavis.

from left: Kim Todd, Katherine Saunders, Karen Hickman, Phil Coates, and Kelly Bavis.