Seeking Applications for Environmental Impact Awards
Posted: Wednesday, January 05, 2011
The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Center on Sustainable Communities, Des Moines Water Works and Metro Waste Authority will honor local organizations and leaders for their sustainability efforts in the Greater Des Moines area. Environmental Impact Award applications will be accepted through Friday, March 23, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. To commemorate Earth Month, winners will be announced April 16.
The Environmental Impact Awards were established to recognize organizations that and leaders who exemplify environmentally sustainable practices. Awards will be given to individuals, businesses (large and small), non-profit or community organizations, and for the built environment (residential and commercial construction). The award applications are available at www.desmoinesmetro.com/events. All interested parties are encouraged to apply.
Last year’s award winners were Iowa Home Crafters, BNIM Architects, RDG Planning & Design, The Principal Financial Group, Brad Gerndt and Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance. Their many sustainability initiatives are highlighted at http://www.mwatoday.com/initiatives/environmental_impact_award.aspx. Winners will be recognized at the Environmental Impact Awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 16 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Des Moines Botanical and Environmental Center.
For more information, contact the Greater Des Moines Partnership at (515) 286-4950. Media inquiries should be directed to Reo Menning, Metro Waste Authority public affairs director, at (515) 244-0021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.