Michelle Sterling and Ronald Schulhof
The night of April 24, City Hall was replete with dedicated environmentalists of all ages for the announcement of the No Idling Proclamation and the presentation of the third annual Rye Sustainability Leadership Awards.
Suzanne Clary Rye Girl Scout Troop 2196
In the Municipal category, awards were presented to Michelle Sterling and Ronald Schulhof, who spearheaded Scarsdale’s scrap recycling program and shared what they’d learned and accomplished to help the City of Rye launch its own program earlier this year; City Engineer Ryan Coyne and the DPW (The City recently won the Westchester County Eco Award for having one of the top three highest municipal curbside recycling rates in 2018. The owners of Rosemary and Vine, Rye residents Berj Yeretzian and Tania Rahal, won in the Business category.
Berj Yeretzian and Tania Rahal with their daughters The No Idling campaign team
Longtime environmental advocate Carolyn Cunningham received the Individual award, and Suzanne Clary, the invincible president of the Jay Heritage Center, in the Nonprofit category. Rye Girl Scout Troop 2196 won in the Youth category.
Carolyn Cunningham with her husband John outside the Council Room
- Photos by Tom Mc Dermott and Robin Jovanovich