The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Center on Sustainable Communities, Des Moines Water Works and Metro Waste Authority will honor local organizations and leaders for their sustainability efforts in the Greater Des Moines area. Environmental Impact Award applications will be accepted through Friday, March 14, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.
Organizations that are dedicated to sustainability, or have made notable contributions to positively impact the environment, are encouraged to apply. Now in its fourth year, the Environmental Impact Awards honor organizations in the following categories:
- Businesses (large and small)
- Civic organizations (governmental and non-governmental)
- Built environment (residential and commercial construction).
Special honors will be given to an award winner for the best water management practices and an award winner for the best energy efficiency practices. The award applications are available at www.desmoinesmetro.com/events.
Last year’s award winners were DART Central Station, Oakridge Neighborhood Teen Center, The ReWall Company, Unity Point Health – Des Moines, Iowa Legal Aid, and City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation. Their many sustainability initiatives are highlighted at www.WhereItShouldGo.com/EIA.
Winners will be recognized at the Environmental Impact Awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at the Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge in West Des Moines. For more information, contact the Greater Des Moines Partnership at (515) 286-4950. Media inquiries should be directed to Reo Menning, Metro Waste Authority public affairs director, at (515) 244-0021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.