Application forms and information about the awards can be found on The Environmental Center’s website at www.envirocenter.org/sustainabilityawards.
The Environmental Center hosts the Sustainability Awards to highlight the determined and persistent change makers—in business, government, nonprofits and the community—who are essential to achieving a sustainable future. “By showcasing their commitment to a healthy environment, a vibrant economy, and an equitable society, we hope to inspire even more sustainable action in Central Oregon,” said Executive Director Mike Riley.
The awards ceremony will take place on November 3, 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon.
Awards are given out every other year. In 2014, awards went to:
• Individual: Bill Hull
• Small Business: Winter Creek Restoration
• Large Business: EartH20
• Organization: Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
• Special Award - Grassroots Action: Lisa Barnett
• Special Award - Sustainability Pioneers: Tom Elliot and Barbara Scott
About The Environmental Center
The Environmental Center’s mission is to embed sustainability into daily life. We translate sustainability into practical, local action that makes a difference for people and the planet. Our programs incorporate education and advocacy to advance our vision of a sustainable Central Oregon. They include: The Rethink Waste Project and promoting zero waste; The Bend Energy Challenge and reducing energy use; EarthSmart Kids and youth education; supporting sustainable business; and engaging our community in events that teach and celebrate sustainability. Visit us online at www.envirocenter.org or at our public facility at 16 NW Kansas Avenue in downtown Bend, Oregon.