Sustainable Florida Seeks Nominations for Best Practice Awards
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- July 8, 2014
Sustainable Florida, the state’s premier organizations promoting a better
social, environmental and economic future, seeks nominations for the annual
Best Practice Awards. Awards are presented in several categories including
Leadership, Large and Small Business, Non-Profit, Government, Green Building
and Business Partnership.
The nomination deadline is August 1. The nomination process and judging is
done entirely online at
Best Practice Award nominations are reviewed by an independent blue-ribbon
panel of sustainability experts from government agencies and corporations
including previous year winners. Judges will evaluate all three pillars –
economic, environmental and social – and will focus on projects that are
environmentally friendly, provide a strong business model, help create a
better community and can be replicated.
Awards will be presented at Working on the Green in early October at the
Streamsong Resort developed by The Mosaic Company. Streamsong’s 16,000 acres
of land are in Polk County, Florida. Mosaic, a major Florida landowner and
world’s leading phosphate producer, has reclaimed many of its former mining
areas for public recreational or environmental uses. The transformation of
this unique landscape gave rise to a new resort concept while also helping
support the local economy while protecting the land and water.
Sustainable Florida Board Chair Michael Hewett explained, “A healthy economy
and a healthy environment are mutually supportive.” Sustainability is the
ability to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Hewett is Director of
Sustainability and Environmental Affairs for Publix Super Markets in Lakeland.
Sustainable Florida has been defining excellence for Florida’s economic,
environmental and social future since 1990. An independent nonprofit
organization, the Council has honored nearly 200 businesses, non-profit
organizations, governmental groups and individuals whose work is committed to
the future success of Florida. The awards have been presented annually since
Tim Center, 850-212-2684
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