2015 Mid-Valley Green Awards March 7th, 2015, 5:00 pmSalem Convention Center
And the Nominees are... We are excited to announce the 2015 Mid-Valley Green Awards Nominees and are thrilled by the willingness of community members to nominate their friends and local businesses. We have over 42 nominations this year with pages upon pages of good deeds and earth-friendly behaviors to sift through. Join us in congratulating these community and industry leaders. Be sure to attend the 2015 Mid-Valley Green Awards on Saturday, March 7th at the Salem Convention Center to cheer on your favorites, watch the Trashion show by DIY Studio, bid on fabulous items at the silent auction, sit down to dinner with some green-minded folks, and help support the Straub Environmental Center. For tickets and info visit: http://www.midvalleygreenawards.org/ 2015 Recycler of Year Nominees in this category merit this award because of their outstanding efforts and/or leadership in the area of recycling. Individuals:
2015 Sustainable Business of the Year Nominees in this category merit this award because of their outstanding efforts and/or leadership to foster sustainability in their organization and/or the community. Small:
2015 EarthWISE Business of Year Nominees in this category merit this award because of their outstanding efforts in continually reducing their environmental bottom line and improving their progress on the continuum of qualifying EarthWISE criteria. EarthWISE certified businesses are committed to working toward sustainability and have documented efforts to refine their practices to protect the environment in their community. Only businesses that are EarthWISE certified prior to January 1, 2014, are eligible for nomination in this category.
2015 Green Apple Award Nominees in this category may be classroom teachers or someone involved in general public education. This environmental educator not only imparts knowledge about the natural world, but provides meaningful and constructive ways for students or the public to interact with it.
2015 Green Product/Service of Year This category was created to honor those companies or organizations that offer a product or service with significant social, environmental and economic benefits over traditional alternatives. The product or service should be sustainably produced. The winning company/organization also exhibits leadership in promoting sustainability to others and is committed to the advancement of those ideals.
2015 Sustainable Wine Producer or Brewery of the Year Nominees in this category merit this award because of their outstanding efforts in continually reducing their environmental footprint and improving their progress on a continuum of qualifying sustainable criteria. Sustainable wine producers and breweries are committed to working toward sustainability and have documented efforts to refine their practices to protect the environment in their community.