Saipan Tribune, Monday, January 01, 2007
PERSON OF THE YEAR
By Marconi Calindas
In a span of less than a year, Beautify CNMI! has become a byword among the CNMI community members, garnering respect not only within the islands but also across the nation, making the group this year's Saipan Tribune Person of the Year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 Office said it best: “Beautify CNMI! is one of the best thing that has happened in 2006.”
In a briefing in November, U.S. EPA program manager John McCarroll said that Beautify CNMI! puts the Commonwealth in the spotlight among its Pacific island neighbors.
“Beautify CNMI! is really a great program for taking leadership in the largest cleanup,” McCarroll said, adding that the group's Adopt-A-Beach Program, Anti-Litter Campaign, and junk car removal program, among many others, are all commendable.
McCarroll added that Beautify CNMI! is unique in the Pacific Region. “They have done so much.”
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