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Natural Awakenings Indianapolis

City Welcomes Entries for Sustainability Awards

Jan 27, 2011 02:02AM

Mayor Greg Ballard and Kären Haley, director of the Office of Sustainability, are reminding local businesses, nonprofits, community groups and schools they have until 5 p.m. on February 4 to evaluate their sustainability efforts for last year and submit entries for the 2010 Indianapolis Sustainability Awards.

 “The awards recognize organizations that make a commitment to improving our environment and contribute to making Indianapolis a better place in which to live and do business," said Mayor Ballard.

The awards, presented by the Office of Sustainability, McKinney Green Initiatives Fund and the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, are meant to inspire innovation, showcase impact, reward leadership and promote education around the principles of sustainability. Projects must have been completed in Marion County between January 1 and December 31, 2010.

Five awards will be given to honor excellence in the water, land, air, energy and reduce, reuse, recycle categories. They will be presented by Mayor Ballard at a special luncheon on March 24, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, to be emceed again by local green living expert Sara Snow. 

To apply for an award or for more info or tickets or sponsorship opportunities for the March 24 event, visit For more info on how Mayor Ballard is creating a more sustainable Indianapolis, visit
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