Greenovate Boston celebrated the 10th Annual Greenovate Boston awards - a decade of recognizing climate action and environmental sustainability excellence and leadership in the City of Boston - last Friday, on Earth Day.

EarthDay-4-22-16_068-ANIMATION.gifLast Friday, Greenovate celebrated Earth Day with Mayor Walsh and the Red Sox to recognize the 10th Annual Greenovate Boston Award winners. We were excited to reconnect with the Greenovate community through the leadership of the award winners.

The event featured environmental science activities from the local non-profit "e" inc., a display of the Greenovate and brand new Red Sox unicorn Hubway bikes, and the chance to take in the view of Fenway Park. We also got to hear more how the Boston Red Sox are doing their part to make green choices at Fenway. Chief Blackmon and Mayor Walsh both gave updates to the crowd about the City's current progress on climate action, and how Climate Ready Boston is closely linked to the ongoing citywide planning process called Imagine Boston 2030.

 Commissioner Spector then recognized the 14 award winners from 11 different neighborhoods. Those winners are: 

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Waste Reduction

- Allison Chester – Boston Public Schools, North End
- Paul Gurspan – WhyWaste?, Jamaica Plain

Community Engagement

- Bob Ferro – Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mission Hill
- Eastie Farm, East Boston

Buildings and Energy

- Jeff Hanulec, Sheraton Boston Hotel, Back Bay
- Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, North End

Sustainable Food

- Mattapan Ecovation Center, Mattapan
- Jennifer Rushlow, Jamaica Plain

Trees, Open Space, and Sustainable Landscaping

- Elliot Norton Park Rain Garden Project, Bay Village
- Yola Cabrillana, West Roxbury

Alternative Transportation

- Mattapan on Wheels, Mattapan
- Peter Crossan – Boston Public Schools, Dorchester

Climate Preparedness and Resiliency

- Boston University, Fenway/Kenmore
- Climate Action Business Association, West End

Finally, we ended the morning by kicking off Boston Shines, the community-wide effort to keep our streets clean and celebrate the vibrancy of Boston communities. (Boston Shines continues for the next 2 weekends - sign-up for an event in your neighborhood here!).

We are so grateful that people chose to spend their morning with us in celebration. Stay tuned for more information about the award winners, and thank you again for your support of Greenovate Boston.

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View photos from the event here:

Click here to view photos from the Greenovate photographer - please credit 'George J. Riley' for all of these photos.
Click here to view photos from the Mayor's Office - please read the full disclaimer for use of these photos.

 Photo credits: Wally animation and photos in collage - George J. Riley, last photo - Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson


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