My Green Birmingham held its 3rd Annual Champions of Sustainability, presented by the City of Birmingham, on Tuesday, April 12th, at Saturn Birmingham. More than 150 guests gathered to honor a unique range of Champions of Sustainability recipients. My Green Birmingham also presented its first ever Champions of Sustainability Visionary Award to special guest, Laura Turner Seydel, an international environmental advocate and eco-living expert.
“We were thrilled to welcome Laura Turner Seydel to Birmingham,” said Natalie Kelly, President of Sustain and publisher of My Green Birmingham. “Her work exemplifies the kind of efforts and accomplishments we aim to recognize through Champions of Sustainability.”
Each year, the event honors select individuals and sustainability successes helping to shape growth and progress throughout the Birmingham area. My Green Birmingham is proud to announce the following recipients for the 3rd annual Champions of Sustainability awards (see below video).
Watch the video to see how our Champions of Sustainability are enhancing quality of life all across Birmingham
Leadership: David Dionne, Executive Director of Red Mountain Park
Project of the Year: Zyp Bikeshare
Environment: Village Creek Society
Social Progress: Jones Valley Teaching Farm
Outstanding Business: Royal Cup
Building and Design: Sloss Real Estate
Honorees received custom designed awards from Evolutia that were made from locally reclaimed wood.
“It’s evident that Birmingham is filled with the kind of renewed spirit and positive energy necessary to not only sustain and give new life to our local resources but to also use them as an integral part of the natural solution to keep our city progressing for decades to come,” said Kelly.
The event, which featured a networking opportunity and honoree presentation, benefited the Green Resource Center for Alabama, an environmental nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness for sustainability-related efforts and initiatives in Alabama and throughout the Southeast.
My Green Birmingham thanks the many sponsors who have helped make the 3rd annual Champions of Sustainability possible including the City of Birmingham, UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center, Trane, Alabama Power, Vulcan Materials, Brasfield & Gorrie, Southern Research, Whole Foods, Shindigs, The Nature Conservancy, Kelly Natural Gas Pipeline, the USGBC of Alabama, Protec Recycling, Evolutia, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, DJ B Brian, and videographer Bruce Nix.