MO-PERC recognizes FZSD with first ‘CLEAN’ Award
One of the five first-ever recipients of the Community Leadership in Environmental Awareness Now (CLEAN) Award is the Fort Zumwalt School District. Missouri Propane Education and Research Council (MO-PERC) announced the awards Monday, Jan. 7.
The other four winners named were:
- Quality Lawn of Joplin
- Top Care Lawn Care, Fenton
- Columbia Landcare, Columbia
- Ideal Landscape Group, St. Louis
The Fort Zumwalt School District was recognized for its addition of eight propane-powered school buses to its fleet. The district reported that using propane autogas has allowed the school to lower fuel costs which means less taxpayer dollars required to support the fleet.
The other winners were all commercial landscape operations that have benefitted from MO-PERC’s Lawn Equipment Assistance Fund (LEAF) which helps underwrite the costs of converting lawn mowers to run on propane. The winning companies will be honored with individual presentations later in the year.
The Missouri Propane CLEAN Award was developed to recognize those individuals, businesses and institutions that promote and use propane-powered equipment to replace gasoline or diesel fuel consumption. Eligible nominees included any propane dealer, equipment dealer, landscape contractor, commercial property owner or institution which has used propane-powered equipment in their business or property. MO-PERC picked the winners from a variety of entries from across the state.
“We were pleased to have participation from every corner of the state,” said Steve Ahrens, MO-PERC president. “There is a growing awareness of propane’s beneficial impact on air quality, and Missourians should be encouraged that their communities are taking steps to promote cleaner solutions.”
MO-PERC is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the Missouri legislature to promote industry education, public safety and consumer awareness of propane.