Twenty-five Illinois companies and organizations have been honored for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. The 2011 award winners include the City of Evanston.
The Governor's Sustainability Awards were presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) during a luncheon in Champaign. ISTC is a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois. Since 1987, ISTC has presented Governors awards to organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices. Any Illinois public or private organization is eligible to apply for an award.
“In recognition of your commitment to improving the environmental health and sustainability of Illinois, I am pleased to present you with the 25th Annual Governor's Sustainability Award for 2011. Your organization's commendable green practices serve as a model of environmental stewardship for residents, businesses, and institutions throughout our state,” Governor Pat Quinn congratulated Catherine Hurley, Sustainable Programs Coordinator and Suzette Robinson, Director of Public Works on their achievements.
“We feel honored to be recognized by the Governor for the city’s sustainable practices. I share this recognition with the entire city because sustainability in Evanston is truly an all hands initiative that includes all city departments, elected officials, residents and businesses,” said Suzette Robinson, Director of Public Works, on receiving the prestigious award. Information on the Governor's Sustainability Awards program at http://www.istc.illinois.edu