Arizona Forward presents the 34th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards program, held in partnership with SRP for the 13th consecutive year. Known as the “Academy Awards” of the environmental community, the event is Arizona’s oldest and most prominent competition of its kind. It spotlights distinguished projects that demonstrate a high level of environmental commitment and contribute to the state’s overall sustainability. The coveted Crescordia Award (a Greek term that means “To Grow in Harmony”) set standards for the exceptional physical, technical and social development of Arizona.
This prestigious program has grown significantly over the years and now encompasses seven broad categories, including:, buildings and structures, livable communities, site development and landscape, art in public places, environmental education/communication, energy and technology innovation and environmental stewardship (SRP Award).
Statewide submissions will now be accepted in two categories of this program – The Governor’s Award for Energy and Technology Innovation and Environmental Stewardship. The expanded geographic focus commemorates the association’s transition from Valley Forward to Arizona Forward in 2013.
The awards program features a museum-quality exhibit of finalist entries, a multi-media presentation and gourmet dinner, followed by a post-gala reception.
WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Pre-event reception and preview of entries: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and awards program: 7 p.m.
Post awards gala: 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Westin Kierland Resort
6902 E Greenway Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
ADMISSION: Open to the public; advanced reservations required. Individual seating is available for $220 per person and tables of 10for $2,100 each. For reservations or additional information, call (602) 240-2408 or visit arizonaforward.org.
ABOUT: Arizona Forward is a 45-year-old, non-profit public interest organization that brings public and private sector leaders together to encourage cooperative efforts to improve the environmental quality and economic vitality in the Grand Canyon State. Its collective influence ensures healthy communities through smart growth and development, efficient transportation, improved air quality, responsible water management, energy alternatives and meaningful education throughout Arizona.