The 2017 Branson Green Initiative Award winner was announced and presented with an award at a Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall. The award winner was selected for their impressive sustainability achievements and commitment to Branson's sustainability efforts.
Branson-Hollister Lion’s Club for their efforts in recycling.
The Branson-Hollister Lion's Club began recycling during their weekly bingo nights. This reoccurring event generated 2.5 tons of clean paper each year. Four years later, the club has recycled 10 tons of paper and cardboard. They have also eliminated the use of styrofoam cups. The green and sustainable practices have reduced the club's cost by over $11,000. Now they use the savings to fund two annual local scholarships, community organizations and hearing aids and eye glasses for those in need.