Oct. 3, 2012
The city of Phoenix and its partners were among the top winners in Valley Forward’s 32nd Annual Environmental Excellence Awards, which were presented Saturday.
"Congratulations to all the award winners for their dedication to environmental excellence," said Mayor Greg Stanton. "The work these programs and dedicated individuals are doing in our communities is truly making Phoenix a more sustainable and more livable city. They are single-handedly creating a foundation for a better future for generations to come."
The city received or participated in projects that received the following awards:
President’s Award (best in show)
- Maricopa County Master Watershed Stewards Program – Submitted by University of Arizona; project team members, U of A Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County; Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department; Central Arizona Project; and EPCOR Water.
- South Mountain Community Library – “Buildings and Structures” institutional and civic categories; award recipients, city of Phoenix and Maricopa County Community College; submitted by richärd+bauer, llc.
- Passage, the South Mountain Community Library and Western Canal Public Art Project, by artists Mags Harries, Lajos Heder and poet Alberto Rios – “Art in Public Places;” award recipients, city of Phoenix and Maricopa County Community College, submitted by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.
- Central Station – “Livable Communities,” multimodal transportation and connectivity category; award recipient, city of Phoenix; submitted by city of Phoenix Transit Department.
- Tres Rios Restoration Project – “Site Development and Landscape,” public sector category; award recipient, Dennis Onstott; submitted by Kiewit Western Co.
- The city is also a member of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, which submitted and received a Crescordia for "Environmental Education/Communication - Public Sector" for the Fix A Leak Week promotion and One for Water 4-Miler & Festival.
Awards of Merit
- Ocotillo Library and Workforce Literacy Center – “Buildings and Structures,” civic category; award recipient, city of Phoenix; submitted by durkin + durkin architects llc.
- 27th Avenue and Baseline Road Park and Ride – “Livable Communities,” multimodal transportation and connectivity category; award recipient, city of Phoenix; submitted by city of Phoenix Public Transit Department.
- Phoenix Renewable Energy Program – “Environmental Technologies,” public sector category; award recipient, city of Phoenix; submitted by city of Phoenix.
- Phoenix Recycling Program – “Environmental Education/Communication,” public sector category; award recipient, city of Phoenix; submitted by Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.
More than 120 entries were received in Arizona’s oldest and most prestigious awards competition focusing exclusively on sustainability initiatives.
For more information about the awards program, visit valleyforward.org.