UC Receives Award for Stormwater Leadership

UC takes home the Stormwater Award for Leadership | Photo by Michael Wong
LifeCity’s 2018 Love Your City Awards Photo by Michael Wong

By: Sara Sneath
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
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LifeCity announced the winners of its “Love Your City Awards” on Thursday night (Jan. 26) at the Sheraton New Orleans. Local businesses were recognized for environmental and social justice achievements.

“The Love Your City Awards are important for two reasons. First, they celebrate the incredible impact of often untold stories and unsung heroes already succeeding in this work,” said Liz Shephard, the founder and CEO of LifeCity. “And secondly, they inspire us to dig deeper and innovate new ways of growing our economy while strengthening our community and environment.

The “best all around” awards went to Green Coast Enterprises and Folgers Coffee. Green Coast Enterprises also took home the leadership award for clean energy for their work in building affordable, energy efficient housing in New Orleans. Folgers Coffee was recognized for its commitment to achieving zero waste, a practice aimed at eliminating unused byproducts. The New Orleans roasting location hopes to reach its goal by 2020.

Sugar Roots Farm, a working farm in Orleans Parish, won the people’s choice award. The farm collects New Orleans food waste to feed their livestock and to make compost, reducing what goes to the landfill,¬†according to their website.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Stormwater Award

Achievement: Landrieu Concrete and Cement Industries

Leadership: Urban Conservancy

Buy Local Award

Achievement: Empire Services

Leadership: Natural Awakenings Magazine

Healthy Fresh Food Award

Achievement: Carmo

Leadership: Compost NOW

Employee Wellness Award

Achievement: New Orleans City Park

Leadership: Solar Alternatives

Clean Energy Award

Achievement: The Green Project

Leadership: Green Coast Enterprises

Equitable Hiring Award

Achievement: Walgreens

Leadership: The Ruby Slipper

Clean Transportation Award

Achievement: Insurance Design & Placement

Leadership: Friends of the Lafitte Greenway

Inclusive Workplace Award

Achievement: Dancing Grounds

Leadership: Lighthouse for the Blind – Louisiana

Zero Waste Award

Achievement: GoodWood

Leadership: Republic Services

Collaboration Award

Achievement: Recirculating Farms Coalition

Leadership: Water Collaborative

Love Your City Award

Green Coast Enterprises

Folgers Coffee

People’s Choice Award

Sugar Roots Farm

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