Sustain Your Enthusiasm: Nominations Open for Sustainable Eau Claire Awards

Lauren Fisher

The 2018 Sustainable Eau Claire Awards will celebrate all the ways locals contribute to a greener, more beautiful, functional city. The program is currently seeking nominations for 12 categories ranging from youth leadership to building design. These awards recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that are committed to making Eau Claire sustainable, encouraging the community as a whole to follow their great example. This year, the selection committee will give special consideration to nominees that have been involved with projects related to greenhouse gas reduction or renewable energy, although other projects will be considered. Preference is given to nominees that partner within the community, serve underserved communities, are not directly affiliated with the City of Eau Claire, and that demonstrate that their project is replicable. Preference is also given to nominees that have not won a Sustainable Eau Claire award in the last three years. Applications are open until Sunday, July 8. Winners will be announced Wednesday, Aug. 29. Learn more by visiting eauclairewi.gov and searching for “Sustainable Eau Claire Awards.”