BALTIMORE, MD (April 10, 2012) - The Maryland Green Registry is now accepting applications for the 2012 annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards. Interested organizations should submit a statement highlighting one or more of the environmental projects or practices described in their online member profile and the results the project achieved. The Registry is a free program that assists businesses and other organizations by promoting and recognizing their sustainable practices. Collectively, Registry members have saved over $65 million annually through their sustainable practices.
The awards are marked annually with an evening event gathering the winners, nominees and Registry members. This year, Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown will attend the June 5 event and deliver welcoming remarks.
The Maryland Green Registry is a part of Smart, Green & Growing, an initiative introduced by Governor Martin O’Malley in October 2008, to foster a smarter, greener, more sustainable future for Maryland families. The initiative brings together state agencies, local governments, businesses and citizens to revitalize communities, improve transit, create green jobs, address climate change, conserve energy, preserve land and restore the Chesapeake Bay.
Past Leadership Awards have gone to British American Auto Care, Inc., CSX, E-Structors, GM Baltimore Transmission Plant, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aquarium, St. Mary’s County Public Schools, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Union Hospital of Cecil County, and University of Maryland, College Park.
“More than 330 organizations, ranging from large manufacturers to small businesses and nonprofits, are members of the Maryland Green Registry. Last year, these organizations reported more than $65 million in savings from the smart, sustainable practices they implemented. The annual Leadership Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the innovative environmental practices and successes of our Maryland Green Registry members and inspire others to take similar steps to protect our air, land and water, while saving money and creating a healthier workplace.”
View photos from the MGR 2011 annual Leadership Awards on Flickr.
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