Green Residential Awards
The Green Residential Awards honor residents and residential organizations that are committed to sustainable living. Winners in this category demonstrate exemplary sustainble practices in their community and in their homes. 2007 Green Residential winners include:
Community Leadership in Energy and Climate Protection Award
Sajed Kamal - Fenway
Recognized for his efforts to promote the adoption of solar power technology. Sajed is part of the Fenway Solar Committee and partnered with the City to install a solar powered system on the Boston Arts Academy roof. He has also adopted a solar powered system for his own residence. Sajed was nominated by Councilor Mike Ross.
Climate Action Leader Award
This award is for a resident who has been a leader in community education about climate protection and/or available renewable and alternative energy sources for residents.
Patti Lautner, JP Cohousing - Jamaica Plain
A 30-unit cohousing condo project created by the residents, JP Cohousing is located on a former brownfield, and features a heat recovery ventilation system, daylighting, non-toxic materials, and the use of storm water for irrigation. The development uses high efficiency appliances, use their own compost onsite for gardening, and provide a shared car and a Zipcar space.
Waste Reduction Champion Award
This award is for a resident who has incorporated waste-reduction and pollution-reduction practices and systems into their daily lives.
Blossom and Ethan Hoag - East Boston
Ethan and Blossom use solar power in their home, they drive a hybrid vehicle, compost, have installed efficient lighting, and use a clothesline instead of the dryer. Ethan also chairs the Energy Committee for the Boston chapter of the Sierra Club.
Green Home Conservation Award
This award is for a resident who has incorporated conservation methods into their home.
Ginny and Frank Camporesi - Allston
Ginny and Frank Camporesi, Allston. Frank and Ginny use highly efficient lighting and windows, and insulate their water and heating pipes. They have installed widgets to reduce their water use and they reuse the soapy water from their washing machine on their garden to eliminate the use of pesticides. They also collect their neighbors' yard waste, as well as their own, for composting.
Sustainable Landscape Award
This award is for a resident whose landscape design and maintenance is sustainable.
Fredericka Veikley - Fenway
Fredericka is the founder and president of the Friends of Ramler Park, a ½ acre park in the Fenway featuring native plants, birds, and butterflies.
Green Business AwardsThe Green Business Awards were given to businesses located in the City of Boston that demonstrate extraordinary performance related to sustainable environmental, practices, such as water conservation, wastewater management, solid waste reduction, the promotion of alternative transit, energy conservation and on-site renewable energy production, or the purchase of renewable energy.
Red Sun Press
Graphic design and printing company in Jamaica Plain, has been using recycled paper since 1988, offers a 100% post-consumer waste paper as its house sheet, and recycles or donates all of its own waste paper. They also use vegetable-based inks, non-toxic solvents, and use bike delivery rather than a car when possible.
Neighborhood restaurant offers local and organic food, including herbs grown in there restaurant's patio, used recycled materials in the renovation of building, recycles kitchen grease into biodiesel fuel, manages storm water through a garden and permeable patio blocks.
Manufactures credit cards and gift cards made from corn; this corn plastic is the first greenhouse gas-neutral polymer.
Yale Appliance and Lighting
The Green Project offers extensive customer and employee education around the costs and benefits of energy efficient appliances and includes in-store rebates for customers to purchase an energy efficient product and dispose of an old, inefficient product.
Small business in Back Bay that sells organic cotton clothing and yoga mats made from recycled materials. The store used recycled wood for its flooring, low VOC paints, and green cleaning products. The store ells items in reusable bags and offers an "environmental discount" for customers who reuse or do not need a bag.
Offers green design services for clients. Aso practices sustainable operations in their day-to-day business: recycling, water conservation and minimizing waste in their own office by replacing disposal paper goods with ceramic dishes and stainless steel flatware. They have 34 LEED accredited professionals on staff and have a Sustainable Design Committee to advance CBT's sustainability efforts.
Save that Stuff
Recycling company in Charlestown. Founded in 1990, they recycle paper, bottles and cans, cardboard, and offer food composting services. They collect more than 2,000 tons of re-usable and recyclable material each month.
Offers car sharing services to businesses and residents throughout the city. Gives discounts to partner organizations such as One:In:3.
The City also recognized four hotels for their outstanding commitment to being green and implementing sustainable practices in their operations. All four are part of the Green Tourism project:
Jury's Hotel Boston