The Indianapolis Sustainability Awards are designed to inspire innovation, showcase impact, reward leadership and promote education around the principles of sustainability.
Nearly 70 applications were submitted and three finalists in each of the five categories were chosen. Presented by the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability, McKinney Family Foundation and the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, a luncheon emceed by Sara Snow was held February 9th to recognize the 2009 winners.
Five awards were given to honor excellence in each of the following categories:
Idle/Emission Reduction Project - Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. Celadon A trucking and logistics services company serving North America, developed a comprehensive and innovative program to improve fuel efficiency, reduce air emissions, and educate employees on the importance of improving environmental performance and sustainability.
Alternative Fueled Lawn Equipment - Eli Lilly, Jones Lang LaSalle Kite, The Brickman Group
Metals Recovery System - Covanta Indianapolis, Inc. Application (.zip)
2012 Trees by 2012 Super Bowl - Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Vehicle Replacement and Policies - Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo)
14-acre Natural Area Restoration - Daubenspeck Community Nature ParkThis project involved rescuing a 14-acre piece of land in Washington Township and transforming it from a vacant lot into a natural wildlife habitat used as both a nature preserve and an educational facility.
Big City Farms - Matthew Jose
Greening the Crossroads - A Green Infrastructure Vision for Central Indiana - Central Indiana Land Trust
Shadeland Ave. and E. Washington St. Cloverleaf Restoration - Patricia Brown
Efroymson Conservation Center's Storm Water Management System - The Nature Conservancy, Indiana The Nature Conservancy's new state headquarters building located downtown Indianapolis includes an innovative storm water management system designed to capture and control 100 percent of the storm water that falls upon the site. The comprehensive system includes both intensive and extensive green roof systems covering 8,000 square feet of the building's roof, native landscaping covering about one-third of the site, a bio-retention system and permeable pavers.
Chiller Plant Reclamation System - Roche Diagnostics Roche
Indianapolis Cultural Trail - Rundell Ernstberger Associates
Greening of Massachusetts Avenue - Schmidt Associates
Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Science Expansion - Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf The expansion of Butler's College of Pharmacy and Health Science includes many energy efficiency and conservation measures, including a KONE EcoSpace elevator that uses a permanent magnet, gearless motor.
2009 Electrical Reduction - Redcats USA
IndyGo Capital & Operation Upgrade - Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation.
Greening Our Operations - Endangered Species Chocolate
Rush Hour Recycling - Green Piece Indy Rush Hour Recycling provides an opportunity for people all around Indianapolis to recycle their old electronics and cardboard during the morning commute. Green Piece Indy collected more than 50 tons of electronics and cardboard from commuters during 10 Rush Hour Recycling events in 2009.
Broad Ripple Village Recycling Program - Green Broad Ripple, Inc.
Lawrence Village at the Fort - Fort Harrison Reuse Authority