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LS1 Up for Green Award

Monday, May 23, 2011   (1 Comments)
Posted by: LocalShops1 Girl
Share | is one of only three finalists up for the Sustainable Florida: BestPractices awards, Small Business category. It is the only company in the Tampa Bay area up for the statewide award.

Press release from Sustainable Florida:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sustainable Florida - Collins Center is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2011 Best Practice Awards. This statewide program recognizes and honors businesses, organizations and individuals whose work demonstrates that a healthy environment and a healthy economy are mutually supportive.

"I continue to be impressed by all our applicants' ingenuity and commitment to improving their community and the state of Florida," said Vice President of Sustainability Initiatives Tim Center. "The caliber of the efforts around the state to include environmental sensitivity in business and governmental planning is amazing and we hope other organizations will learn from their success."

Twenty-one finalists were chosen from 83 applicants. The list of finalists and a brief description are shown below. For complete finalist details, visit


  • Darren E. Fancher, P.E., Tallahassee
  • Get There Green – City of Tallahassee, Tallahassee
  • Leon County and Leon County Extension, Tallahassee

Green Building

  • Carlson Studio: New Facility for the Cancer Support Community, Sarasota
  • On Top of the World Communities, Ocala
  • Steve Sadler and Michaela Miller, Jacksonville

Small Business

  •, Gulfport
  • Michael Madfis, Fort Lauderdale
  • TEAM BG – BG Dealer Services "Go Green Programs", Tallahassee

Large Business

  • ClosetMaid, an Emerson Company, Ocala
  • Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Orlando
  • Universal Orlando, Orlando


  • Clean the World, Inc., Orlando
  • Michael Madfis, Fort Lauderdale
  • Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, Bradenton


  • Allison Samowitz and Jillian Samowitz, Golden Beach
  • Baptist Health South Florida, Coral Gables
  • The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, Orlando


  • Leon County and Leon County Extension, Tallahassee
  • Miami Corporation, Volusia County, and Brevard County; Chicago, Illinois; DeLand, Florida; and Viera, Florida
  • Palm Beach County and Florida Power & Light Company, West Palm Beach and Juno Beach

The awards program is being held June 2, 2011, at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. The awards dinner program will be held in conjunction with Green Trends - an annual conference sponsored by the Florida Green Building Coalition. Please register for the Best Practices Awards luncheon.

Sustainable Florida - Collins Center is an alliance of business, government and civic leaders and organizations committed to defining excellence for Florida's economic, environmental and social future. Sustainable Florida promotes the adoption of sustainable development principles through collaboration and education.

Tim Center
850-219-0082 x 1411; 850-212-2684

SOURCE Sustainable Florida - Collins Center


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