In the Press…
Mayor Menino Announces Winners of the 6th Annual Mayor’s Green Awards
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the winners of the 6th Annual Mayor’s Green Awards, which recognize local business, residents and sustainable food leaders for doing their part to make Boston a greener, more sustainable and livable city. Award winners are chosen for extraordinary performance related to sustainable production and more. The 2012 Green Awards were presented to three residents, 11 businesses and two sustainable food leaders at a ceremony today hosted at P&G Gillette’s South Boston site.
“Boston is nationally recognized as a leader in sustainability not simply because of policies emanating from City Hall, but because of the commitment and innovation of businesses and residents who are working to improve environmental quality and grow our green economy“, said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “Working together we are Greenovating Boston”.
Mayor Menino also unveiled today the Greenovate Boston campaign, developed with pro bono support from Mullen Advertising as a broad campaign to engage residents and businesses in the City’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020. Greenovate Boston will connect people with sustainable strategies that lower car bon emissions, but also can save money and support our local economy. Visit www.GreenovateBoston.org and foll ow @GreenovateBos on twitter for updates throughout the summer.
“Mayor Menino continues to advance Boston’s ambition climate and sustainability agend a in a way that fosters innovation and collaboration”, said Jim Hunt, Boston’s Chief of Environment and Energy. “The impressive leaders we recognize today exemplify the core values of our green agenda, improve the quality of life in Boston while lowering costs and creating good jobs”.
2012 Sustainable Food Leader recipient
Boston University Dining Services
Serving over 35,000 students, staff and faculty, Boston University has focused on providing sustainable food through buying locally- grown/processed items from 45 farms and 130 producers within 250-mile radius. They also compost at 19 of their 22 facilities on campus which equaled 858 tons of food waste diverted from landfills in 2011.