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February 7, 2012  

GreeningUSA Seeks Sustainability Award Nominations

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — Do you know an individual or organization that deserves to be recognized for their “green” achievements? Then GreeningUSA, a local non-profit organization focused on advocating for sustainable communities, wants to hear from you.

Nominations for GreeningUSA's annual Sustainability Awards Program are being accepted through March 23. The “Sustaining Our Communities” Advocacy Award recognizes those who have made significant impacts on creating more sustainable communities across New York State during 2011. Up to five recipients—individuals, organizations or businesses—will be chosen for this award.

Nominees must have demonstrated strong community sustainability achievements in one of the following areas:

  • Governmental Leadership
  • Economic Development
  • Planning and Resource Management
  • Water/Waste Management
  • Transportation/Parking
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Construction Practices
  • Sustainable Energy Use and Generation
  • Community Enrichment – Human health and safety, arts, recreation, etc.
  • Education/Training Programs
  • Community Involvement
  • Sustainable Product Development

The public is invited to nominate others or themselves for the sustainability awards by completing a short online form at GreeningUSA's website. The “Sustaining Our Communities” Awards, as well as GreeningUSA’s annual member recognition awards, will be presented at the group’s 2012 Annual Meeting to be held on April 20 in Syracuse.

More information about GreeningUSA’s upcoming Annual Meeting, including affordable event sponsorship opportunities for businesses and individuals, is available at http://greeningusa.org/AnnualMtg2012.php or by contacting Diane Brandli, GreeningUSA president, at dbdesign@twcny.rr.com.

Greening USA, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation founded in 2004 in Syracuse, New York and governed by a 12 person all volunteer Board of Directors. Through education, research, partnering and advocacy, it is advancing the vision of American communities that are much more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

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