Braun Intertec has recently been named a finalist for the 2016 Environmental Initiative Awards for their work on the Washburn Center for Children project. Each year the Environmental Initiative Awards honor innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnership. A total of 18 project finalists will be honored at the upcoming awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26, with one winner in each of the 6 project categories.
Washburn Center for Children is one of three finalist projects in the Community Action category. This category awards a project that exemplifies collaboration utilizing residents or volunteers to solve sustainability challenges on a community scale. This could include grassroots efforts in neighborhood revitalization or beautification efforts, alternative land use strategies, or policy initiatives that contribute to economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and improved quality of life. To find out more information about Washburn Center for Children, click here.
Each of the finalist projects are judged based on a specific set of criteria that includes the project goals, quality results and environmental outcomes, strength of partnership used to solve environmental problems, and degree of project innovation, uniqueness, and groundbreaking action. One of the finalist projects will also receive the Partnership of the Year Award, which is given to the project that best exemplifies Environmental Initiative’s mission to build partnerships to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota’s environmental problems. To learn more about the Environmental initiative awards, click here.