UC Receives Award for Stormwater Leadership
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:
Achievement: Landrieu Concrete and Cement Industries
Leadership: Urban Conservancy
Buy Local Award
Achievement: Empire Services
Leadership: Natural Awakenings Magazine
Healthy Fresh Food Award
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
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
Leadership: Republic Services
Achievement: Recirculating Farms Coalition
Leadership: Water Collaborative
Love Your City Award
Green Coast Enterprises
People’s Choice Award
Sugar Roots Farm
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