Green Games Awards Gala Winners Revealed

NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday May 12, 2016, more than 120 businesses in the Greater New Orleans area were recognized at the 5th Annual Green Games Awards Gala for their achievement in implementing “green” improvements that support a more sustainable New Orleans.

         Fourteen businesses won either Emerging Leadership or Sustainability Excellence awards in seven categories. Sustainability Excellence winners were awarded $500 each to go toward sustainability improvements. All winners and finalists listed below. 

         The event was held in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, LifeCity, the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Stay Local, Biz New Orleans, Natural Awakenings Magazine, and the Resilience Office for the City of New Orleans.

         In honor of LifeCity, LLC’s 5-year anniversary hosting the Green Games Awards, Council Member Susan Guidry provided the below proclamation at the event on behalf of the New Orleans City Council:

 

         It is proclaimed by the City of New Orleans that this Council recognizes LifeCity in recognition of your 5th year anniversary, and in honor of your work with local organizations in helping them to save money while increasing their social and environmental impact.  The collective sum of these organizations makes New Orleans a more sustainable community. In addition, LifeCity provides a one-stop-shop to showcase the green resources available in our community.

 

         “I have seen this event grow every year, and it is an honor to recognize the work of so many organizations striving to make a difference and a profit in our community,” reflected Council Member Susan Guidry who provided the proclamation at the event.

         Event reps said over the past year, LifeCity helped members discover over $1,216,322 in financial savings, over 300,000 in water conservation through water filters and use reduction, over 674,000 pounds of waste diverted from landfills through recycling, composting, and more, and over 276,000 in kwh saved in energy.

         Prior to the proclamation, Vice President of Programs for the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Carmen James, discussed the leadership and success our region in sustainability.

         “New Orleans is being recognized not only for local food movements, solar energy, bike commuting, and our urban water management plan, we are also seeing these impacts affect the pocket books of our residents. Energy Efficiency programs saved LA ratepayers over $ 8,000,000, in 2014-2015,” he said.

         More than 250 guests filled the Eiffel Society who enjoyed local food from local green restaurants including SEED, Laurel St. Bakery, and the Sheraton New Orleans, as well as entertainment from local comedian Mary Jay and live music from Tank and the Bangas. 

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2016 Winners By Category

 

         Each of the companies below were selected as leaders in their fields, and the winners of the Sustainability Excellence and Emerging Leadership received a plaque in recognition of their work.

         Additionally, the winners of Sustainability Excellence will also be awarded $500 to go toward sustainability improvements in the 2016-2017 year.

 

Sustainability Excellence: Overall leadership in sustainable practices and operations

Emerging Leadership: Great progress over the last year in sustainability practices

Innovation: Company implementing a new practice that dramatically increases the positive impact of their operations

People’s Choice: Voted on at the Green Games Gala by the attendees, most popular sustainable business

 

 

• Tourism and Cultural Preservation

         Sustainability Excellence: Downtown Development District

         Sustainability Achievement: Hotel Modern

 

• Schools and Public Entities

         Sustainability Excellence: New Orleans Charter Math and Science High School

         Sustainability Achievement: Rayne Memorial Methodist Church

 

• Food & Drink Establishments

         Sustainability Excellence: Café Carmo

         Sustainability Achievement: Breads on Oak

 

• Retail

         Sustainability Excellence: New Orleans Food Co-op

         Sustainability Achievement: Habitat for Humanity Restore

 

• Manufacturing

         Sustainability Excellence: NOLA Brewing

         Sustainability Achievement: Lighthouse Louisiana

 

• Building, Energy, and Environmental Services

         Sustainability Excellence: Joule

         Sustainability Achievement: EarthPrime

 

• Health and Human Services

         Sustainability Excellence: AMCREF Community Capital

         Sustainability Achievement: Living Wild and Precious

 

• Innovation Award

         Joule

 

• People’s Choice

         Other Bar

 

 

2016 Full List: Finalists By Category

 

• Tourism and Cultural Preservation

         Downtown Development District

         Greater New Orleans, Inc.

         Hotel Modern

         Latrobe’s on Royal

         The Sheraton New Orleans

 

• Schools and Public Entities

         Belle Chase Academy

         Lycee Francais De La Nouvelle Orleans

         New Orleans Charter & Science High School

         New Orleans College Prep

         Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church

 

• Food & Drink Establishments

         3 Potato 4

         Breads on Oak

         Carmo

         Seed

         The Other Bar

 

• Retail

         Habitat for Humanity Restore

         New Orleans Food Co-op

         Restoration Thrift

         Tchoup Industries

 

• Manufacturing

         Landrieu Concrete & Cement Industries

         Lighthouse Louisiana

         NATCO

         NOLA Brewing

 

• Building, Energy, and Environmental Services

         EarthPrime

         EcoUrban

         GreenStar Roof Coatings

         Hike for KaTREEna

         Joule

         Recirculating Farms

 

• Health and Human Services

         AMCREF Community Capital

         Clear the Clutter

         Living Wild and Precious Coaching

         Project Lazarus

         Sarah’s Pet Care

 

• Innovation Award

         Clear the Clutter

         Joule

         NOLA Brewing

         Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church

         Sarah’s Pet Care

 

 

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