These Businesses Won Big at the 2018 SustainPHL Awards

Activists in categories like “business innovation” and "sustainability mentor" were honored for raising the bar on environmental consciousness in Philadelphia.

Winners at the 2018 SustainPHL Awards. Photo via Green Philly Twitter.

Green Philly’s SustainPHL hosted its third annual awards ceremony last week, bringing together dozens of sustainability visionaries and local heroes making a difference in their respective communities.

“We are excited to recognize a diversity of Philadelphia’s sustainability leaders who are making changes everyday,” said Green Philly and SustainPHL founder Julie Hancher in a statement. “Our third awards continued to highlight those tackling climate change, innovative solutions and disruptors that would otherwise go unnoticed. It’s important to talk about Philadelphia’s accomplishments so we can continue to evolve and work towards climate solutions.”

Founded in 2008, Green Philly helps teach local people how to live a more sustainable life in a way that doesn’t break the bank, and since 2016, its annual SustainPHL awards has drawn all kinds of new and fresh ideas about how to make Philadelphia and the world a better place in terms of sustainability.

The evening’s awards were presented by past recipients and industry executives. Here’s a complete list of this year’s winners

Activist of the Year

Business Innovation

Climate Hero 

  • Sarah Wu | formerly of Office of Sustainability


Impact Business Leader

Neighborhood Champion 

Social Impact Award

Sustainable Communities

Sustainability Mentor