2014 Awards

Working Summit and MosaicA banner group of nominees in all seven categories made for some very competitive divisions this year. Finalists and winners are indicated below. The awards were presented at lunch during the Working on the Green Sustainability Summit presented by Mosaic scheduled for October 9 at the Streamsong Resort. [Finalists are listed below in BOLD. Winners in RED.]

Check out the 2014 Program.

Small Business

  • GreenTechnologies, LLC
  • Harvest Power Orlando, LLC
  • Josh Wynne
  • LifeStyle Homes, Inc. – For help that saved homeowners 40% on their electric bill. In fact, in 2010, LifeStyle Homes became the first builder on Florida’s East Coast to build a solar-powered, zero-energy home – a self-sustaining home that produces more clean energy than it consumes on a yearly basis. Since that time, LifeStyle Homes built nearly 30 more zero-energy homes for residents in Central Florida, allowing these homeowners to not only virtually eliminate their energy expenses, but also significantly reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Sky Train & DBA Global NexGen Solutions

Large Business

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club- BJ’s Feeding Communities Program
  • CHEP USA
  • CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc.
  • Earth Friendly Products
  • First GREEN Bank
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • IKEA
  • Miami Corporation
  • Saddle Creek Logistics Services – for its investments in converting its for-hire fleet to Compressed Natural Gas. Building a $2.2. million fueling facility. And leading the way of the shipping and trucking sectors to reduce emissions and strengthen the economy.
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro
  • Southwest Hendry County Sector Plan
  • Stericycle
  • Tampa Electric Company
  • TLC Engineering for Architecture, Inc.

Government

  • City of West Palm Beach
  • Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Gainesville Clean Water Partnership
  • Lee County Integrated Solid Waste Management System
  • MCU (Martin County Utilities and Solid Waste Department)
  • Miami Corporation
  • Orange County Utilities
  • Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department
  • Pinellas County
  • Robust Environmental Cleanups – The Key to Building Resilient, Sustainable Communities:  Tallahassee’s  Gaines Street Corridor, Cascades Park and City of St. Marks Success Stories!
  • Southwest Hendry County Sector Plan
  • The City of Palm Bay
  • Village of Pinecrest – A Miami suburb, which developed and followed through on its 2010 Strategic Action Plan with six core values with a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7% in the first three years. The baseline report first focused on transportation policy, bike lanes, walkability, greening its transportation fleet, conserving green spaces, six PACE-funded projects, and more.

NonProfit

  • Catherine Prince
  • Green Destination Orlando
  • Growing Broward
  • Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
  • My Green Doctor
  • Resource Depot
  • The Mustard Seed of Central Florida – In Orlando Mattress Recycling Center divert mattresses and box springs from the landfills through our recycling enterprise. 85% of a spring mattress is recyclable. They deconstructed over 30,000 mattresses saving over 180,000 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • The Sustany Foundation
  • We Are Neutral’s Local Carbon Offset Program

Green Building

  • Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency
  • First GREEN Bank – for its state-of-the-art, 11,800 square-foot headquarters building in Mount Dora, Florida, is certified LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council Emphasizing energy-efficiency and water conservation while using recycled and healthy building materials, both the interior and exterior of the building were meticulously planned to minimize environmental impact during construction as well as over the long term. The company not only operates out of green spaces, but operates with a green ethic as described earlier.
  • Gainesville Regional Utilities / City of Gainesville
  • Harvest Power Orlando, LLC
  • Josh Wynne
  • LifeStyle Homes, Inc.
  • MCU (Martin County Utilities and Solid Waste Department)
  • On Top of the World Communities

Partnership

  • Cascades Park – Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency
  • Catherine Prince
  • Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Florida Recycling Partnership
  • Gainesville Clean Water Partnership
  • Green Destination Orlando
  • GreenTechnologies, LLC
  • Growing Broward
  • Harvest Power Orlando, LLC
  • LifeStyle Homes, Inc.
  • MCU (Martin County Utilities and Solid Waste Department)
  • Miami Corporation
  • Ms. Deborah A. Gigliotti
  • On Top of the World Communities
  • Pinellas County
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro
  • Sky Train & DBA Global NexGen Solutions
  • Southwest Hendry County Sector Plan
  • Stericycle
  • Tampa Electric Company with partner Legoland – TECO’s program offers residential and business customers the opportunity to purchase electricity generated from renewable resources like the sun. In turn, the program funds the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems and innovative, hands-on educational displays at various locations throughout West Central Florida. Tampa Electric’s Renewable Program provides its customers with a low-cost alternative to support the use of renewables without the need to install their own renewable-generating equipment.
  • Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa/Waste Management Inc. of Florida

Leadership

  • Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Growing Broward
  • Harvest Power Orlando, LLC – makes nutrient rich fertilizer, but also harnesses power from organic waste, diverting from landfill more than 40,000 tons of food waste.
  • Josh Wynne
  • Ken LaRoe
  • MCU (Martin County Utilities and Solid Waste Department)
  • Ms. Deborah A. Gigliotti
  • On Top of the World Communities
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro
  • Sky Train & DBA Global NexGen Solutions

 

 

 

 

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The following constitutes the nomination form used for the 2014 Sustainable Florida Best Practice Awards. There are several divisions and some nominees may be eligible for more than one category. Categories include:

  • Large Business
  • Small Business
  • Government
  • Non-Profit
  • Partnership
  • Green Building
  • Leadership

There is a small nomination fee of $125. Non-profits and deserving parties are eligible to apply for a waiver.

The form must be completed at one time.

Instructions – Nomination Form <- click this link  for a quick overview of the form and its four pages of questions. You may review the format of a nomination that the judges will read with the nomination submitted by 2013 Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award winner 53 – Walt Disney World Resort.

You cannot save the form and return to complete at a later time. It works best to assemble the information and answers to to each section in a separate document. Then you can cut and paste into the form when you are ready to submit the nomination.

Feel free to share the Media Advisory with your friends letting them know about this excellent awards program.

Please contact SustainableFlorida@gmail.com if you have questions. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 1st. Wednesday, August 6.

Good Luck!