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The board of the Evanston Environmental Association recognized Nature’s Perspective with the 2013 Charlotte Omohundro award on March 23. President/CEO Tom Klitzkie, Vice President Barbara Schwarz and their son, General Manager Paul Klitzkie, were on hand to accept the award on behalf of the company.

The award is annually presented to a person or organization who best exemplifies the late Ms. Omohundro’s dedication to community service in the area of the environment. She was an early promoter of environmental stewardship in Evanston, a co-founder of Keep Evanston Beautiful and a committed advocate of the Ecology Center. In 1999, the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) created an annual award honoring her for 25 years of service to the EEA and Evanston Ecology Center.

 “Nature’s Perspective has been a tremendous partner to the EEA in the past two years, as we have worked to put on the Evanston Green Ball, said Rick Nelson, EEA president.

“We’ve been extremely impressed with their willingness to go the extra mile to make our event a success.  Additionally, our Board is aware of their ongoing commitment to helping other local organizations succeed and make the Evanston area a more beautiful and natural place to live. Consequently, we think Nature’s Perspective is truly worthy of this very special award,” he added.

“One of Nature’s Perspective’s core values is concern for the environment, and we are thankful to be recognized for our support of sustainable practices,” said Paul Klitzkie.

He added, “Some of the ways we do this are by using clean, renewable biodiesel to power our vehicles, capturing roof rainwater to irrigate our plant nursery and offering organic lawn applications to our customers.”