This year’s winners of the Medford Green Award program have been selected and will be announced at the Harvest Your Energy Festival on October 13, 2012. The Green Awards Program recognizes businesses and citizens whose improved energy efficiency, use of renewable energy, and other actions to conserve resources are helping to improve Medford today and in the future. Mayor Michael J. McGlynn introduced the program in its inaugural year, at the Green Medford Earth Day event last April.
“Congratulations are in order for each of these Medford businesses and residents who have made a deliberate decision to make a positive impact on the environment. The Green Awards will be a wonderful way for everyone in Medford to learn about how Medford business owners and residents are Going Green,” Mayor McGlynn said.
Applications were received from both businesses and residents. Practices that were considered for an award include generation of renewable energy, energy conservation, environmental advocacy, water conservation, waste reduction and reuse, sustainable landscaping methods, and other innovative environmental and energy conservation practices. A Sub-Committee to the Energy Committee made up of members of the Energy Committee, Director of the Medford Chamber of Commerce, and the Director of Medford’s Office of Energy and Environment reviewed the applications and selected the winners.
The Green Awards program is part of Medford’s Go Green Medford Campaign, and is being co-sponsored by the Medford Energy Committee and the Medford Chamber of Commerce. The awards will be presented at the City’s annual Harvest Your Energy Festival on Saturday October 13, 2012, at 1:30 pm. The Festival runs from 1-4 pm at the base of the City’s wind turbine.
For information, please visit www.medford.org/harvestyourenergy or contact the Office of Energy and Environment at 781-393-2137.