2023 Detroit City Council Earth Day Award Ceremony
April 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Detroit Green Task Force is seeking nominations for the 2023 Earth Day Awards. The annual Earth Day Awards Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 22 2023 at Union Carpenters And Millwrights Skilled Training Center from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The breakfast event will feature remarks from local sustainability leaders and an award ceremony for nominees and recipients. The event has been generously sponsored by Green for Life Environmental and Amazon, and in partnership with the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights and Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit.
“I am proud to recognize the hard work and efforts of leaders in our community who are working creatively and collectively to make Detroit the most sustainable and greenest city in the country. ” said Councilman Scott Benson, chair of the City Council’s Green Task Force.
The Earth Day Awards are given in recognition of a Detroit community member who has made significant contributions to the City of Detroit through advocacy, responsible business practices, and implementing creative sustainability solutions in the neighborhoods, workplaces and schools. Award categories include: seven (7) Resident District Awards; two (2) Business Awards; four (4) Community Leadership Awards; two (2) Youth Awards and one (1) Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Nomination forms and full award criteria can be found on the Green Task Force website: www.detroitgreentaskforce.org. Nominations are open until 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2023. Self-nominations are accepted.
Nominations can be submitted using this link: https://forms.gle/8beiLSFSipXmfZiv5. Registration is required for the event.
2022 award recipients include:
Community Leaders: Nicole Brown, Lamont Dorsey, Katrina Watkins , KT Andresky, Tepfirah Rushdan, Evan Fisher,
Business: Greenthumbz Consulting Inc.; Human I-T;
Youth: Meria Williams, Zero Waste Youth Detroit;
Lifetime Achievement: Alfred “Al” Jordan
Previous lifetime achievement awardees include: Kami Pothukuchi, Wayne State University; Donele Wilkins, The Green Door Initiative; Margaret Weber, Zero Waste Detroit.
The Green Task Force was established in 2007 and has members from environmental advocacy groups, non-profit organizations, environmental businesses, government employees and residents. The Green Task Force works with Detroit City Council to create green jobs, improve environmental policy and build a more sustainable city.
The Green Task Force meets on the third Thursday of every month at 3:00PM. Learn more about the Green Task Force here: www.detroitgreentaskforce.org.
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