Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Green Philly Now Accepting Nominations For 4th Annual SustainPHL Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 4th Annual SustainPHL Awards hosted by Green Philly.  The deadline for applications is May 31.
The categories for this year's Awards are--
-- Impact Business Leader: These businesses are making an impact in our community, by employing community members as well as positively affecting our environment. Impact businesses are proof that for-profit enterprises can be stewards of social and environmental change, creating that triple-bottom line.
-- Business Innovation: This nominee is a for-profit company with a new and innovative product, solution or service.
-- Social Impact: This nominee has created impact beyond the conventional definition of sustainability by helping communities thrive either economically, socially or otherwise. This might include hiring practices, working with returning citizens, or helping food insecurity, poverty or other issues that plague Philadelphia.
-- Climate Hero: This nominee is combating climate change through communications and large-scale initiatives & programs. These initiatives and programs can dramatically improve sustainability (infrastructure, policy, restoration, research).
-- Sustainability Mentor: This nominee is broadening the reach of sustainability education and/or as deepening the knowledge within the community (to traditional and non-traditional students).
-- Sustainable Communities: This nominee is working to provide communities with equitable access to clean air & water, clean & open spaces, and energy-efficient resources, as well as protecting local wildlife & habitats.
-- Neighborhood Champion: This nominee is making a difference on a micro level (neighborhood engagement, block captain, etc) and his/her/their efforts could be unrecognized.
Activist of the Year: This nominee is promoting a sustainability cause and is an activist in his/her/their community by increasing visibility and awareness of sustainability initiatives to new & broader audiences.
-- #FuturePHL: This nominee is propelling Philadelphia’s future in sustainability.
Award winners will be recognized at a special celebration on August 15.
For more information on programs, initiatives, opportunities to get involved and upcoming events, visit the Green Philly website.

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