SustainPHL finally happened last evening – and it was one for the books!
We’ll get to all the details of how the night went, including all the people and organizations who made the event possible soon. But in the meantime, we want to congratulate all of the nominees and award recipients. All 39 nominees deserve recognition for what they are doing in the city – and you can read all of their stories on Green Philly Blog here.
Now, those who received awards last evening!
2016 SustainPHL Award Recipients
Sustainable Pioneer Award
We surprised Judy Wicks with this award, because without her, the Philadelphia sustainability movement wouldn’t be where it is today.
Neighborhood Champion: Sam Holloschutz
Germantown Special Services District
Claire Laver | Point Breeze
Lara Kelly | Northern Liberties
This category honors those individuals furthering positive change in his/her neighborhood.
Sustainable Communities: GreenFutures | Philadelphia School District
Philadelphia Orchard Project
This category honors those who have shown extraordinary work in their community and improves local quality of life. Our communities rely on people and organizations like these recipients to develop long-term sustainability plans, bring together diverse stakeholders to work together towards a common sustainability goal, and creating beautiful green spaces that expand community-based food production.
Civic Sustainability Award: Morris Holland Derry III
Ryan Harris | As I Plant This Seed
This category honors individuals who advance their community through civic service as well as giving back in meaningful ways.
Local Advocate: Saleem Chapman
This category honors individuals who go above & beyond within his or her organization to improve his/her community. (Can you even imagine the change we could make if every organization had a member dedicated to improving the community? That person could be you!)
Unsung Hero: Nic Esposito
This category honors those making a substantive yet largely unrecognized contribution to sustainability in our communities.
Business Innovation of the Year: Good Company Ventures
These honorees are bringing sustainability and scale to our community.
Impact Business Leader: Wash Cycle Laundry
United By Blue
These businesses are making an impact in our community, by employing community members as well as positively affecting our environment.
TD Bank Activist of the Year: Leroy Fisher
This category honors those who are campaigning for social and sustainable changes to be made to our communities. They are elevating causes and bringing leadership to challenges that face our city.
Locavore Champion: Rad Dish Co-op
Laurel Valley Soil
This category honors those organizations that are champions of the local food movement. Without them, we may not know where our ingredients are coming from; their work gets organic, ethically & locally sourced foods into their community.
Climate Hero: Green City, Clean Waters (Philadelphia Water)
Climate Change is real, and I think we can all agree that it may be the biggest risk to our planet and potentially our economies. These honorees are advocates to bring climate change as a central part of our conversation or takes action to fight climate change.
#FuturePHL: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Reimagining the Civic Commons | Fairmount Park Conservancy
Like all of our nominees, the #FuturePHL nominees are propelling Philadelphia’s future in sustainability.
Sustainability Mentor: Lamar Gore
Dr. Russell Gregory
The nominees for this award go beyond just personal practice and take their leadership and influence to teach students to expand their view to evaluate their impact on the surrounding environment.