During the Launch of Mayor Francis Slay's Sustainability Summit :: implement, six individuals and organizations were honored for their outstanding contributions to advancing sustainability in the City of St. Louis. A program for the three-day event, which attracted hundreds of people, is available here.
The 2013 Mayor's Sustainability Awards* recognized those who have imagined a more sustainable City, been innovative in supporting sustainability and are actively implementing sustainable actions on a routine basis.
"I'm proud and grateful to have so many remarkable residents, businesses and organizations working hard to improve our economy and better the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and play in the City," Mayor Slay said.
The following are the recipients of the 2013 Mayor's Sustainability Awards, along with some annotated comments provided by the Mayor regarding each recipient:
Bridget McDermott Flood: There are not enough words to describe the many ways in which Bridget has contributed to our City. She works tirelessly to bring about meaningful change in people's lives. Bridget is the Executive Director of the Incarnate Word Foundation, which she uses to support numerous programs that help so many people in the community. Among other things, Bridget spearheaded development of the Local Sustainability Funders Group of St. Louis, has been instrumental in launching the Stl Youth Jobs program pilot, and she is helping lead the St. Louis Regional Youth Violence Prevention Task Force
Missouri Department of
Conservation: We are fortunate to have local, regional and even state
support from the Missouri Department of Conservation.You have already met Tracy Boaz this evening.
Angie Weber is the Chair of
Sunwheel Energy+Sustainability, a McCormack Baron Salazar Affiliate Company: William Carson and others at McCormack Baron Salazar have a long string of sustainable development accomplishments. One of their cutting edge projects in the City is Arlington Grove, an economically integrated community containing historic renovations, environmentally friendly materials and practices that meet both the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and Energy Star for Homes standards. Sunwheel Energy's work at North Sarah Apartments and Renaissance Place at Grand are also premier examples of triple bottom line sustainability.
*The Mayor's Sustainability Award itself was created locally at Third Degree Glass Factory, one of many Brownfields redevelopment success stories, resulting from the efforts of the St. Louis Development Corporation and members of the community.The building, located at 5200 Delmar, was once an abandoned 1930s service station with contamination issues.Jim McKelvey and Doug Auer worked with SLDC and aspiring local glass artists to turn the dilapidated structure into a state of the art glass facility.By renovating the building and providing classes and events during day and evening hours, Third Degree Glass Factory has become an anchor of this City neighborhood and produces beautiful works of art.
Office of the Mayor