Employees go out of their way to help Castro Valley businesses reduce waste and employees of businesses in CVSan’s 4R Business, 4R Planet Recognition Program go even further. Program participants, or “4R Stars” have high recycling and composting or “diversion” rates (well over 60%) in large part due to the efforts of their employees. Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) recognized 4R Star employees during the first ever CVSan 4R Star Employee Recognition Event at CVSan offices on Friday, October 10, 2014. All 90 plus 4R Star businesses were invited.
Awards were given out to the following employees:
- The Leadership Award:Shay Knudsen of Knudsen’s Ice Creamery (see left photo below).
- The Kitchen Champion Award: Graciela Reyes of His Growing Grove (see left photo below).
(From left to right: Shay Knudsen of Knudsen’s Ice Creamery and Graciela Reyes of His Growing Grove)
Approximately 20 people were in attendance, including staff from the Castro Valley Eden Area Chamber of Commerce, His Growing Grove, Knudsen’s Ice Creamery, First Presbyterian Church, Aroma Cuisine, Groveway Veterinarian Hospital, and Castro Valley Unified School District Business Office. Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) Board member Ralph Johnson, General Manager Roland Williams, and staff members Naomi Lue and Jordan Figueiredo were in attendance.