Houston-based Waste Management has received the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) President's Award. The announcement, made yesterday at the WHC’s Annual Symposium in Baltimore, Md., marks the first time that the President’s Award has been presented to an organization instead of an individual. According to a press release, Waste Management was selected for its wildlife habitat management and environmental education programs at 16 landfill sites across North America.
"We are very honored to receive this award from the Wildlife Habitat Council," said Waste Management CEO David Steiner, in the release. "Waste Management is a leader in environmental stewardship, and our 50,000 employees prove that every day. I am proud of the work they do to protect the environment and to educate our communities about conservation programs and appreciate the Wildlife Habitat Council's recognition of those efforts."
The President's Award was established by the WHC in 2002 to recognize individuals or partner organizations that have demonstrated leadership in community outreach, conservation education and environmental stewardship.