MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES ANNUAL GREENOVATE BOSTON AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

BOSTON – Monday, March 20, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced nominations are now open for the City of Boston’s annual Greenovate Boston awards. These awards acknowledge outstanding achievements in climate action and environmental sustainability among the Boston community.

 

“We’ve set an aggressive climate agenda by aiming for carbon neutrality in 2050, and the Greenovate awards recognize those who are leading the way for Boston to achieve our goals,” said Mayor Walsh. “I look forward to recognizing our partners working to combat climate change.”

 

Applications are open to the public and available online.

 

The deadline to nominate a leader is Sunday, March 26th. After nominations close, the public will be able to vote online to select recipients of the awards. The voting process will be open March 27th – April 7th. The City will announce winners at an Earth Day celebration in late April.

 

This year’s awards categories focus on the themes of the Greenovate Boston Climate Action Plan, which include:

 

  • Waste Reduction
  • Community Engagement
  • Buildings and Energy
  • Sustainable Food
  • Trees, Open Space, and Sustainable Landscaping
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Climate Preparedness and Resiliency

 

To nominate a business, community organization, non-profit, resident, or institution in your community taking climate action, complete the online form.

 

The Greenovate Awards represent Boston’s best who are making progress on climate action. Sign up for Greenovate Boston’s newsletter to be altered when voting begins.

 

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.

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