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    SustainPHL 2018 Nominations are Open

    SustainPHL is returning in August!

    SustainPHL is Philadelphia’s annual sustainability awards and celebration hosted by Green Philly. Highlighting nonprofits, for-profits, civic/government and individuals, we want to hear about the people and organizations making Philadelphia a more sustainable city.

    Who’s the unsung hero who organizes neighborhood cleanups? What business is taking on sustainable initiatives to fight climate change?


    You can submit your nominations online here.

    Nominations will be open through Thursday, May 31. Nominees will be announced in early June.


    Impact Business Leader: These businesses are making an impact in our community, by employing community members as well as positively affecting our environment. Impact businesses are proof that for-profit enterprises can be stewards of social and environmental change, creating that triple-bottom line.

    Business Innovation: This nominee is a for-profit company with a new and innovative product, solution or service.

    Inclusive Economies: This nominee has created impact beyond the conventional definition of sustainability by promoting communities to thrive both economically & sustainably and broadening the reach of sustainability to new communities that could have been neglected.

    Climate Hero: This nominee is combating climate change through communications and large-scale initiatives & programs. These initiatives and programs can dramatically improve sustainability (infrastructure, policy, restoration, research).

    Sustainability Mentor: This nominee is broadening the reach of sustainability education and/or as deepening the knowledge within the community (to traditional and non-traditional students).

    Sustainable Communities: This nominee is working to provide communities with equitable access to clean air & water, clean & open spaces, and energy-efficient resources, as well as protecting local wildlife & habitats.

    Neighborhood Champion: This nominee is making a difference on a micro level (neighborhood engagement, block captain, etc) and his/her/their efforts could be unrecognized.

    Activist of the Year: This nominee is promoting a sustainability cause and is an activist in his/her/their community by increasing visibility and awareness of sustainability initiatives to new & broader audiences.

    #FuturePHL: This nominee is propelling Philadelphia’s future in sustainability.

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    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

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