Congratulations to the 2013 Recipients!
Matt & Rene Greff, Arbor Brewing Company
Last year Arbor Brewing Company installed a sustainable energy system using the sun's energy to generate electricity as well as the majority of the hot water needed for brewery and restaurant operations. They also made changes to their lighting and installed low-flow sprayers and occupancy sensors. The improvements were expected to offset gas usage by up to 40% and electricity usage by up to 15%.
The Betty Brigade
The Betty Brigade is a local business and AAABoR Affiliate member specializing in personal assistance and concierge services. They were selected for this honor because of their reuse and recycling efforts in their coordinating and organizing services. They make every effort to donate, recycle or otherwise find a home for the thousands of unwanted items the company comes into contact with every year.
Who's Who of Past Environmental Awareness Award Recipients
1997 - Mallet's Wood: Efficient use of land.
1998 - Sunward CoHousing: Efficient use of land.
1999 - Huron Valley Watershed Council: Adopt a Stream Program.
1999 - Ed Shaffran: ReUse of buildings.
2000 - ReUse Center: Recycling efforts.
2000 - EnHouse Recycle Ann Arbor: Green building demonstration.
2001 - Habitat for Humanity
2002 - Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow Project: Wetland preservation.
2003 - Mallet's Creek Library: Environmental friendly building practices.
2005 - Barry Wallace: Lifelong commitment to keeping Washtenaw County drinking water pure.
2005 - Cardea Construction: Green renovation of home at 1515 South Maple.
2006 - The Conlin Company: Reduction of paved parking areas in Scio Village Condominiums.
2006 - The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources: Green renovation of building.
2007 - Mayor John Hiefje: Environmental friendly policies.
2007 - Robyn Angle: Green construction of Clearlake home.
2008 - Big George's Appliance Mart: Green construction of new store on Stadium Boulivard.
2009 - Gordon Hall
2009 - The Cedars
2010 - Architectural Resources, LLC: Embracing green initiatives in her work as a REALTOR.
2010 - Meadowlark Builders: Their reuse, recycling, and energy efficient practices.
2011 - Laura Shope: Embracing green initiatives in her work in real estate.
2011 - Habitate for Humanity Huron Valley.
2012 - Matt & Kelly Grocoff, GreenovationTV.com
2012 - First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor