environmental excellence awards Archives

Nominations open for Environmental Excellence Awards

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Arizona Forward is currently accepting nominations for its 35th annual Environmental Excellence Awards program, the state’s oldest and largest competition of its kind. The event – known as the Academy Awards of the local environmental community – is presented in partnership with SRP and recognizes significant contributions to the sustainability of the Grand Canyon State.… Read More →

Valley Forward presents environmental awards


The Maricopa County Master Watershed Stewards Program has earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Valley Forward’s 32nd annual Environmental Excellence Awards, held in partnership with SRP for 11 consecutive years. This impactful initiative was submitted by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County and mentors future stewards of the environment through… Read More →

Michelle De Blasi’s Passion For The Environment Carries Through All Her Work

Michelle De Blasi Partner, Quarles & Brady
by in Executive Lifestyle | Featured | Green

Michelle De Blasi Partner, Quarles & Brady Attorney Michelle De Blasi is passionate about the work she does on issues concerning the environment. After completing her undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, De Blasi attended law school at the University of  Washington and worked for the federal government for six years on oil spills and… Read More →

Valley Forward Profiles Adrienne Howell Of Southwest Gas

Adrienne Howell Southwest Gas
by in Executive Lifestyle | Featured | Green

Adrienne Howell Southwest Gas Administrator/Community and Consumer Affairs Adrienne Howell has a diverse background that allows her to excel in her current position at Southwest Gas. During her career, Howell has worked in human relations, communications, management, marketing and sales. As community and consumer affairs administrator, her responsibilities include developing and nurturing partnerships that strengthen… Read More →

Valley Forward Celebrates 30 Years Of Environmental Excellence Awards

Environmental Excellence Awards
by in Executive Lifestyle | Finance | Green

Valley Forward’s focus today is on sustainability. Its mantra is that a community can be great only if it respects its natural and human resources, and adopts practices that will nourish and preserve them. Thirty years ago, when Valley Forward directors launched the Environmental Excellence Awards (EEA) program, we didn’t talk about sustainability. The word… Read More →

Green Jobs In Arizona And Around The Nation, Bike-sharing Program And More

Bike Sharing Program
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

There’s so much going on in sustainability, it’s hard to narrow down what news to share. Here’s a couple of interesting bits from this week. We’ve gathered stories about new green jobs in Arizona and around the nation, a bike-sharing program and Valley Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards, among others. Arizona Gets 100 Solar Jobs Rioglass… Read More →

Awarding Sustainable Excellence

Valley Metro Light Rail
by in Blogs | Education | Events | Green

On Saturday, September 12th Valley Forward held its 29th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Gala. With Fox 10 News’ Troy Hayden as master of ceremonies for the event, there was never a dull moment. Title sponsor SRP and Diane Brossart, president of Valley Forward, put together another spectacular celebration of sustainability. More than 150 nominations came… Read More →

Moving the Valley and Arizona Forward

Moving Valley Arizona 2010
by in Events | Green

Oh, give me land, lots of land Under starry skies above. Don’t fence me in. That little tune written by Cole Porter and Montana engineer Bob Fletcher has served as the unofficial song of the West for almost 75 years. It’s captured the lure of the West; with all this room, there’s no need to… Read More →