Your great aunt who lives in the ‘burbs and organizes a weekly park cleanup; that Center City church that grows produce to give out to the community; your mother’s employer who strives to make sure the recycling is actually recycled — all unsung heroes of the sustainably world, and all perhaps worthy of a nomination for the first annual SustainPHL award ceremony, being put on by Green Philly Blog on August 18th.
Green Philly Blog, a website and community striving to make Philly a more sustainable environment, will be accepting nominations for the awards now through June 2nd, 2016 at 8 p.m. Fittingly, the blog was started in 2008 by two colleagues both frustrated by the fact that their employer wasn’t recycling the paper and plastic they diligently placed in the recycling bin each day.
If you have a friend or know of a business, nonprofit or organization in the Greater Philadelphia area that is shaking things up in the sustainability world, head over to the SustainPHL nomination survey and help them get they recognition the deserve. The process includes answering a few questions about the specifics of the nominees accomplishments as well as offering your personal information.
After nominations are in, they will be sifted through by an esteemed Nomination Advisory Committee that includes folks like Fair Food, Penn Future, The Philadelphia Office of Sustainability and the Sustainable Business Network in order to decipher which are actually eligible for an award. Afterwards, winners will be chosen for categories like People’s Choice and Unsung Hero by a subcommittee who uses the guidance of the larger committee. In August, there will be a shindig at WHYY to celebrate the winners. You can learn more and nominate here.
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