Peachtree Corners wins green government award

Peachtree Corners was recognized Oct. 11 for its environmental efforts by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. The city received the Green Government of the Year award for 2017 at the event that featured special guest speaker Gov. Nathan Deal. Over 600 local business and community leaders attended the address held at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Listed among the criteria to be awarded the green government honor the winner must demonstrate that it has worked to create a greener, cleaner more livable Gwinnett, show continued efforts rather than conduct one-time projects, improve community and environmental practices, and improve awareness of environmental stewardship.

During the annual event Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful also presented awards for Green Business Leader of the Year to Rubicon, Green Community Partner of the Year to Yellow River Water Trail, and Green Educator of the Year to Lanier High School.

Tyler Heath and Candi Abbey of Georgia Gwinnett College received $2500 scholarships in honor of Gwinnett County Public School’s former COO, Jim Steele and Rudy Bowen received the 2017 Connie Wiggins Environmental Legacy Award.