Review of Sustainability Incentive Award Criteria
All activities should be documented by keeping a diary of events in which you participated, keeping samples of newsletter, flyers, etc. and taking pictures, which will be submitted in October along with the Incentive Award Application. Applications will be evaluated and awarded points, and the points will be translated into cash awards based on recycling revenue divided by total tons generated for the year. These awards can amount to well over one thousand dollars to a neighborhood that actively participates in all Green Your Routine events. The activities are listed in order of priorities.
1. Attendance at Green Your Routine Meetings - (1- 6 points)
Meetings are normally held every other month (December, February, April, July, and August), at the City of Fort Lauderdale Compound (call for address - 954-828-5054). Attendance by a resident of your neighborhood (usually the Green Your Routine representative) will result in an incentive award of one point per meeting, for a total of six.
2. Participation in Special Events - 1 point per person
Please list events in your application with total names and points earned for event. (This list is subject to change.)
- Riverwalk Jazz Brunch
- New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
- Scottish Festival
- Green Expo
- Big Toy & Truck Extravaganza
- Starlight Festivals
Assist with events by helping staff at special events, information tables and with recycling operations and activities. Multiple shifts may be served. Other events may be added throughout the year.
3. Participation in, or sponsorship of, other Neighborhood/Local Projects and Programs - 1 point per event (See Additional Neighborhood Event Criteria.)
Neighborhoods can get points for projects, events and activities in their own neighborhood. Recycling at your neighborhood meetings, street parties, clean up events, or any activities in which your neighborhood participates is very important: where and whenever trash is generated, there may be an opportunity to recycle. Placing/monitoring recycling bins, distributing information and having recycling education activities will increase recycling awareness.
4. Number of Articles in Neighborhood Newsletters - (1- 5 points)
If your newsletter is printed on chlorine-free 100% recycled paper and includes text acknowledging this information, you will be given 5 points.
In addition, those neighborhoods that publish newsletters on a regular basis are encouraged to include articles concerning recycling information and/or events. Stories must include reducing waste, reusing, recycling, buying recycled, litter prevention that includes recycling, yard waste contamination, green building with recycled products, or similar (Note: Stories about garbage, HHW, landscaping, or water management do not count.)
A total of one to five incentive award points are given based on the number and quality of these published items. Points will be given for using graphics, color and other presentations that make the message “reader-friendly.” (Previously, points were given for announcements, which should be standard by now. 2008 goals encourage the extra effort required for stories and articles.)
Neighborhood Event Criteria
Neighborhood Events are events held within the City but not organized and sponsored by the City. You are encouraged to look for opportunities in you community to have a recycling ”presence”, both by facilitating recycling operations, and distribution of literature and other educational materials to promote recycling and waste reduction.
Recycling Bins Present/Recycling Info & Promos Distributed
- Arrange with Recycling Coordinator (with proper advance notice) to pick up recycling event bins for use at event.
- Get help from the Recycling Coordinator ---will provide literature and promotionals upon request.
- Track number of FULL bags of recyclables collected; list items targeted for recycling; number of attendees.
- Report all of this information for your application at the end of the year.
- Zero Waste - look for opportunities to reduce trash by generating less in the first place.
*It is your responsibility to document all of these efforts with numbers and photos, when possible.