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The city's environmental awards program includes a new category this year torecognize residents who are going the extra distance to make green choices. The new Green Choices award will join a roster of awards that recognize vari-ous environment–related efforts in the city and is specifically intended to hon-our those who make choices in their own homes or gardens that improve thehealth of Burnaby's environment. At a recent council meeting, councillors gave the thumbs–upto move forward with planning for this year's Environment Week,
, and to put out the call for nominations.Coun.
, who is the chair of the city's environ-ment committee, noted that the new award essentially re-places an earlier award category called Chemical–Free Lawnsand Gardens.
He said that with council's adoption last year of the pesticide use control by-law, city residents are already limited from cosmetic pesticide use. Other award categories are communications, community stewardship, planning anddevelopment, youth and business stewardship. Nominations for the awardsare due by
, and winners will be announced in