For Immediate Release
March 16, 2016
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BOSTON - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that nominations are now open for the 10th Annual Greenovate Boston Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in climate action and environmental sustainability among the Boston community. Applications are available online, and the deadline is April 4, 2016.
"It's an inspiration to see what can be achieved by those committed to making Boston a greener, healthier city," said Mayor Walsh. "I'm proud to kick off the 10th annual Greenovate Boston awards and look forward to recognizing the new crop of climate leaders."
"When we elevate leadership in our own community, we set the bar for what other cities define as progress," said Austin Blackmon, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space. "Boston has been recognized as a leader of climate action because of the achievements of our residents, businesses and advocates. This is one way that we can say thank you, celebrate and inspire future success."
This year's awards categories focus on the themes of the 2014 Updated Greenovate Boston Climate Action Plan, which include:
- Waste Reduction
- Community Engagement
- Buildings and Energy
- Sustainable Food
- Trees, Open Space, and Sustainable Landscaping
- Alternative Transportation
- Climate Preparedness and Resiliency
To nominate a business, community organization, non-profit, resident, or institution in your community taking climate action, visit: bit.ly/GBAwards16.
About Greenovate Boston: Greenovate Boston is the City's community-wide initiative to engage all Bostonians in helping the City meet its climate and sustainability goals, while continuing to make Boston a thriving, healthy, and innovative city. Learn more at www.greenovateboston.org.