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Mayor Menino Opens Nominations for Boston's 5th Annual Green Awards

Mar 16, 2011

The 2011 award honors Boston businesses and individuals for an outstanding commitment to sustainability in the following categories: Green Business, Green Residential, Bike Friendly Business, and Sustainable Food.

Launched in 2007, the program is designed to highlight innovative approaches to energy reductions, water conservation, adaptive re-use of historic buildings, and sustainable landscaping methods. This year the addition of the Sustainable Food category signals the city’s commitment to innovative food related businesses that are reducing their environmental footprint by reducing energy use, composting food waste, and increasing their water efficiency. The city is home to some innovative urban agriculture start ups:  City Growers, a for profit who’s mission is to transform vacant lots into urban sustainable farms.    The Food Project works with teens on sites in Dorchester to provide a chewmical free sustainable food system with  a CSA program and donates over a quarter million pounds of food anually to local shelters.   Top Sprouts is turning under-utilized rooftop space into productive vegetable gardens providing fresh vegetables and a greener roof for customers. Green residential awards will honor residents that have incorporate sustainable practices into their home, yards and neighborhoods in the following sub-categories: Climate Action Leadership, Waste Reduction, Green Home Conservation/ Renovation, and Sustainable Landscaping. For more information or to download and submit nomination forms, please visit the Nominations should be submitted by March 25, 2011. Here is the Green Awards nomination form:

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