The Environmental Affairs Commission has created a new award program, the Environmental Merit Award. This recognition will be awarded twice a year (January 1 and June 30) to an individual, business, or service group that meets or exceeds environmental goals as outlined by the City of Sierra Vista. Areas of interest include water conservation, environmental stewardship, and recycling efforts. Some examples include planting native vegetation, rainwater harvesting, increasing the use of public transportation, energy conservation or use of renewable energy, and recycling efforts. Awardees will be selected by a selection task force that is part of the Environmental Affairs Commission. Get more information and an application.