Nominations Being Accepted for Being Green

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Sustainable Florida - Collins Center is accepting nominations for its 2009 Best Practice Awards to recognize outstanding work that promotes and implements sustainable development principles. An award will be presented in each of the following categories - Small and Large Business, Leadership, Green Building, Non-Profit, Government and Partnership. Individuals, organizations, companies and governmental agencies are eligible. An independent blue-ribbon panel of experts in sustainable practices will review and score the applications. Award winners also receive recognition from the Governor and Cabinet. The nomination deadline is April 9, 2009.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 11th Annual Sustainable Florida Best Practice Awards. Now in its 10th year, the Sustainable Florida solicits nominations statewide for businesses, organizations and individuals whose work demonstrates that a healthy environment and a healthy economy are mutually supportive.

Awards categories include Small and Large Business, Leadership, Non-Profit, Government, Business Partnership, and the Green Building. An nomination packet can be downloaded from the Sustainable Florida web site - The deadline for completing the nomination form is April 9, 2009.

Previous Sustainable Florida Best Practice award recipients have been rewarded for their efforts to demonstrably conserve water, revitalize coastlines, implement cleaner more efficient processes for air and water, preserve and promote agricultural practices, create green developments that reduce energy and water usage and save residents money, adopt and implement practices to create sustainable communities, companies and campuses, develop win-win solutions to enable smart growth while preserving green space and native habitat, and many more.

A blue ribbon panel of leaders in government, business, civic and environmental organizations, and academic institutions will evaluate the nominees based on outcomes achieved, the ability to duplicate the effort, and overall success of the initiative. Nominees will be recognized at a formal awards program and honored for their achievements by the Governor and Cabinet this summer.

As an integral part of the Collins Center, Sustainable Florida serves as an independent, non-profit and non-partisan alliance that serves as the primary statewide collaborator on sustainability issues. Its mission is to advance the vision of sustainability by identifying, supporting and communicating best management practices---those which protect and preserve Florida's environment for the future while building markets for Florida's businesses by enhancing their competitive advantages today.


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