Sustainability Leadership Awards 2015
On January 23rd at MOHAI we honored those working for a more healthy and livable region, celebrating the accomplishments in our community
Sustainable Seattle will brought you the “best of the best” in sustainability at a dinner gala at MOHAI, catered by Herban Feast. It was a wonderful festive event attended by veteran sustainability movers and shakers as well as by many who are new to the conversation. What a night! It was showtime and we were entertained by our MC Paul Shoemaker and the judges announcing this year’s winners.
The winners are:
Sustainable Hero: BJ Cummings, founder of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, for her leadership in empowering residents to bring their voices to the table in the “River for All” campaign, building EPA and government support for cleanup of the superfund site.
Significant Newcomer: Tiny Trees Preschool for its innovative approach to making outdoor preschool education affordable for a wide range of families.
Creative Solution: Co-winners include Forterra and the City of Tukwila for their collaborative approach addressing sustainability challenges in the diverse community of Tukwila, and RE-USE Consulting for finding sustainable alternatives to demolition.
Setting and Example: The Seattle Mariners for their leadership in sustainable ballpark operations since 2006.
Transportation Changer: Pronto Cycle Share, for providing access to a low-cost, fast, flexible, and convenient transportation alternative.
Resource Impact: Co-winners Pike Place Market PDA and Seattle Tilth for bringing healthy food access to hundreds of Seattle’s most vulnerable families and Travelers Against Plastic for their initiative to educate global travelers about the harmful impacts of plastic water bottle usage.
Transforming Spaces: Co-winners, Highland Park Improvement Club, the Nature Consortium, and Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, highlighting their work in building healthier, vibrant communities in South Seattle.
People’s Choice Award
Check out the full list of this year’s nominees