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green awards The Green Awards recognize businesses, non-profits, and individuals who are leading the local fight to protect the environment while also creating a sustainable community. Winners highlighted here, as well as the 22 Honorable Mention winners, will be honored at a reception and ceremony later this spring. Details will be available at townvibe.com/greenawards.

Special Recognition Bedford 2020 // bedford2020.org In 2009 Bedford 2020 set out to reduce the carbon emissions by the town of Bedford, New York, 20 percent by the year 2020. It is now 2020. They succeeded in this mission and have become a leader for other communities by creating a manual that includes energy efficiency, food & agriculture, transportation, waste & recycling, and water & land use.

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Business or nonprofit whose primary focus is producing or selling innovative green products, providing innovative green services, and/or promoting a green lifestyle. Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative // hvatoday.org Active since 2008, Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative is a network of 33 conservation organizations in Northwest Connecticut, a leader among the burgeoning movement of Regional Conservation Partnerships working across town and state borders to bring leverage and strength to landscape-scale environmental initiatives and realize efficiencies in sharing resources. By sharing and leveraging monetary and personnel resources, Greenprint has realized accelerated and increased conservation impact across a 29-town area.


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