The Mayor’s Greenovate Boston Business Awards are for any business, non-profit, academic, cultural or healthcare institution located in the Boston area that demonstrates extraordinary performance regarding sustainability and is helping Boston become the greenest city in America. Categories for award consideration include employee engagement, operations, renewable energy, stormwater management and innovation.
To nominate a business, please describe at least three practices that best reflect the nominee’s exceptional sustainable and environmentally beneficial practices such as Employee Greenovation, Operations, Renewal Energy, Stormwater Management, and Greenovation Trailblazer.Businesses may apply in the following categories:
- Academic, Cultural and Healthcare Institutions
Nominations may only be submitted online. Paper nominations will NOT be accepted. In your submission, please include as much quantitative information as possible, such as energy and/or greenhouse gas emissions reduction data. Additionally, if possible, please describe any education or outreach efforts associated with your Greenovations. Please direct any questions to MayorMeninosGreenovateAwards@cityofboston.gov.
PLEASE NOTE:Businesses that won an award in 2012 are not eligible for a 2013 award.
2013 Business Award Examples
The following categories are examples of practices to guide the nomination process. These examples are loose guidlines; Greenovations outside these examples are welcome and encouraged!
Tell us how you are helping your employees Greenovate at work. Examples include discounts or other incentives for public transportation, and waste reduction or energy conservation programs targeted at employees.Please provide details on program descriptions and program participation rates where possible.
If bringing heat and talking trash is the name of your game, then operations will be your claim to fame. Steps taken to Greenovate operations may include energy efficiency and conservation measures, sustainable procurement policies (i.e. use of recyclable paper productions, purchasing local food for catering events, etc.), use of green cleaning products, the purchase of carbon offsets, greening IT or laboratory operations, and more.
Every year, more and more Greenovators are installing their own renewable energy resources on their properties. Nominees should indicate the means of production (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.), date of installation and the total energy consumption generated by renewable sources.
Share your business’ or organization’s efforts to reduce stormwater runoff and increase infiltration. Practices could include the installation of a green roof or rain garden, the use of permeable pavers, or tree planting initiatives.
Businesses or Organizations that are innovating with groundbreaking and creative ways to Greenovate. Examples include either a new green product or an unprecedented method for greening internal operations.
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