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Leesburg Resident Hasina Siddiq Honored with 2017 Tolbert Environmental Achievement Award
Leesburg, VA (December 20, 2017) – The Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC) is pleased to announce that Leesburg resident Hasina Siddiq is the recipient of the 2017 John W. Tolbert, Jr. Environmental Achievement Award. The Tolbert Award recognizes students, community groups, and individuals who conduct or participate in activities that benefit the town’s environment.
The EAC selected Siddiq for her dedication to teaching environmental values. Siddiq is the managing director of the Sugarland Learning Academy, located at 42981 Edwards Ferry Road. The academy’s “LEAN TO GREEN” academic program teaches pre-school students to care for the earth in their everyday actions. Not only is the program environmentally friendly, but the Sugarland Learning Academy building is as well. The building features geothermal heating and solar electricity. The children learn about these technologies as part of the curriculum.
Charlie Greenough, EAC chair, noted that “Sugarland Learning Academy’s commitment to teach children environmental values is unique, expansive, and impressive.”
The Leesburg Town Council and the EAC will present the award at the council meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Town council meetings are held in the second floor council chamber of the Leesburg Town Hall at 25 West Market Street in downtown Leesburg.
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