BANGOR - Bangor City Council Chair Sean Faircloth received special recognition this week for fighting carbon pollution.
Environment Maine granted him a with a gold medal in the 'Climate Olympics', which is a nationwide program that recognizes leaders who promote clean and renewable energy options.
Mayor Faircloth earned it for his residential rebate program, EnergySmartBangor.
It was rolled out in July and helps reduce energy costs for Bangor residents.
"Each state was tasked into finding a mayor that had the best champion for renewable energy sources over the past couple of years," Owen Mansfield with Environment Maine said "They decided Mayor Faircloth because he had been an outspoken advocate, right in line with the mission of our organization."
Thirty seven residents have received rebates from the EnergySmart Bangor program since it began.
On Tuesday, August 16th, there will be an Energy Expo at the Cross Insurance Center for anyone looking to learn more about the energy saving program.
It will be free and open to the public.