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StopWaste Honors Six Alameda County Entities with Efficiency Awards

June 9, 2022

At a recognition event today, StopWaste celebrated the recipients of the 2022 StopWaste Efficiency Awards, given for outstanding achievements in waste reduction, community engagement, and environmental stewardship. This year, the winners included not only businesses but also nonprofits and an elementary school, reflecting the breadth of commitment in the county to a shared mission of long-term sustainability. In addition to resource efficiency through reuse, recycling, composting, and waste prevention, selection criteria also included each organization’s contributions to  building partnerships in the community.  

StopWaste Executive Director Timothy Burroughs praised the award winners for their achievements. "We are proud to recognize these six entities for their leadership in our communities. Each in their own industry, they understand what it takes to achieve long-term sustainability, putting people at the center and creating a culture of equity, partnership, and inclusiveness. The 2022 awardees are true role models in our communities.” 

The award winners and categories are: 

Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont (LEAF) – Fremont 
Excellence in Community Engagement 

Just Fare – Emeryville & Oakland 
Excellence in Food Waste Prevention 

Daily Bowl and Daylight Foods – Union City 
Excellence in Food Recovery Collaboration 

Altamont Creek Elementary School – Livermore 
Leadership in Sustainability at School 

Zeiss Innovation Center California (ZICC) – Dublin 
Leadership in Sustainability at Work 

Read more about each awardee’s achievements. The presentation slides from the awards event can be downloaded here