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Rockville Honors Community Members for Environmental Excellence

The Mayor and Council and the Environment Commission honored two community members in June with Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing contributions to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability.

Rishi Iyer, Rockville's Thomas Wootton High School student.
Rishi Iyer, Rockville’s Thomas Wootton High School student.

Rishi Iyer, a student at Thomas Wootton High School, received the Environmental Excellence Award for Outstanding Education and Academic Achievement for developing an online carbon footprint tool for Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville and beyond. (“Rockville Reports” readers might remember Iyer as Rockville’s “Mayor for a Day” in 2016.)

Mark Wright receives award.
Rockville resident Mark Wright.

Mark Wright received the Carl Henn Environmental Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Environmental Stewardship for Green Team Leadership at Christ Episcopal Church, which completed several environmental projects, including two pollinator gardens.

Find more information and video of the awards presentation, with the June 5 Mayor and Council meeting listing at

Do you know someone deserving of recognition for their environmental efforts? Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit for award categories and guidelines, nomination forms and eligibility.

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