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2015 Environmental Impact Award Winners Announced

April 22, 2015

In honor of Earth Day, The Center on Sustainable Communities, Des Moines Water Works, Greater Des Moines Partnership and Metro Waste Authority are recognizing the accomplishments of this year’s Environmental Impact Awards winners.

The Environmental Impact Awards were established to recognize organizations that exemplify environmentally sustainable practices.  The 2015 award winners are:

Business (presented by Greater Des Moines Partnership)

  • Business — Beckley Automotive Services

Civic (presented by Metro Waste Authority)

  • Government Body — City of West Des Moines
  • Non-governmental Organization — Drake University

Built Environment (presented by Center on Sustainable Communities)

  • Commercial — Shive-Hattery
  • Residential — Silent Rivers Big Transformation

The winners will be honored at the Environmental Impact Awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, at the Windsor Heights Community Center in Colby Park. One of the organizations will receive special recognition for excellence in water management at the luncheon.  This excellence award is presented by Des Moines Water Works.

Tickets for the luncheon are $25 per person and registration is available online until May 15 at WhereItShouldGo.com/awards

About Center on Sustainable Communities 

Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC) serves as Iowa's trusted educational resource for green building and healthy living.  As the recognized leader in connecting resources and advancing sustainability, COSC empowers individuals, businesses and communities to make everyday decisions that result in a better quality of life for all Iowans.

About Des Moines Water Works 

Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) is a municipal water utility serving the citizens of Des Moines and surrounding communities (approximately 500,000 customers). DMWW is an independently operated public utility with a commitment to leading, advocating and investing today and in the future to deliver water you can trust for life. dmww.com

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.

About Metro Waste Authority 

Metro Waste Authority provides answers for safe and smart waste disposal and recycling.  Whether it is garbage, recyclables, yard waste, hazardous waste or special waste, we know where it should go and have the resources to help. Serving Central Iowa, Metro Waste Authority manages Metro Park East Landfill, Metro Park West Landfill, Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, Metro Compost Center, and Metro Transfer Station. We also provide recycling programs such as Curb It! and Compost It! for our member communities. A government agency, Metro Waste Authority is self-funded through fees charged to those who use the landfill and its other services; we do not receive tax dollars. WhereItShouldGo.com