BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources honored 10 groups and three individuals for their sustainable best practices on solid waste management in the region during the First Cordillera Environment Summit recently. Awarded the Gawad Pagkilala local government unit category was the province of Benguet as the most supportive local government unit, while Barangay Ambiong in La Trinidad was awarded the model materials recovery facility. Awardees in the industry category were Texas Instruments Philippines Inc. in Baguio City and Hedcor Inc. in Benguet. In the academe category, recognized were Ba-ayan Elementary School in Tublay, Benguet and the Baguio City National High School. The Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary was named in the non-government organization sector while the Bontoc Women’s Green Police in Bontoc, Mountain Province was awarded in the civil society organization sector.