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Take Charge and Nominate a Leader for a Green Region Award

June 16, 2017

Do you know someone or an organization in Central Ohio that is working to create a more vibrant and sustainable region? If so, MORPC is seeking nominations for this year’s Green Region Awards. Nominations are accepted through June 30th. 

MORPC will present the awards at the Summit on Sustainability on November 14, 2017 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. The Summit on Sustainability is MORPC’s signature environmental conference, which brings hundreds of community leaders together to explore and share sustainable ideas and solutions.

This year’s theme, Communities Taking Charge, will focus on sharing best practices that can be applied by local communities, regions, and businesses to enhance the built environment in which we live. These examples will be brought to attendees in four main categories: 1) Policy, 2) Energy & Environment, 3) Local Foods, 4) Land-Use, and 5) Transportation

The Green Region Awards consist of three respective honors. The Green Leader Award recognizes an individual or entity exemplifying outstanding leadership and innovation in seeking comprehensive sustainable solutions to address key challenges facing the region. The Green Collaborative Achievement Award recognizes a group of entities or individuals who have shown effectiveness in producing environmental accomplishments through a collaborative effort. 

In memory of William A. "Bill" Lewis, Jr., former Chief Mobility Engineer of the City of Columbus, the Green Mobility Award recognizes an individual, either professional or student, exemplifying outstanding work towards creating a world-class multi-modal transportation system for Central Ohio.

Please visit our Summit on Sustainability page for more information on this important event.

Contact Amanda McEldowney at 614.233.4112 with any questions regarding submitting a nomination for a Green Region Award.