Above: ARC’s Awards Chairman Bobby Fanning presents award to Sophia Stephenson, AEEA Executive Director, and Stephanie Lewis, AEEA Program Coordinator.

The Arkansas Recycling Coalition (ARC) held its annual awards presentation at the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, Hot Springs, AR, on September 13. The presentation took place during the Arkansas Recycling Coalition’s 31st Annual Conference & Trade Show. Each year this educational event attracts many professionals in the reduce, reuse, recycle, and sustainability field from around the state and nation.

AEEA was the recipient of ARC’s 2022 Recycling Education Program of the Year Award. This award honors an agency or association who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of waste reduction, recycling, and sustainability in Arkansas over the past year.

AEEA was honored to be recognized for our work providing, promoting, and advocating for environmental and outdoor education. AEEA believes environmental education plays a vital role in creating healthy, thriving communities, and we are excited to continue this work for the benefit of everyone in the Natural State.

Major Award Sponsors for this year’s event included Nucor-Yamato Steel, Eco Solutions, Natural State a Division of Balcones Resources Corporation, McKee Foods Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Peco Foods, Inc, Accent Wire Tie, Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District and Southeast AR Economic Development District.

Founded in 1989, the ARC unites companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in a common effort to promote reduce, reuse, recycle, and sustainability as a primary means of waste management in Arkansas.

For more information, visit www.recycleark.org.

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