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|Call for Applications
May 29August 17, 2012
Oregonians have always put great value on the long-term health of the environment in which they live, work and play, and therefore take a long-term view when making investments in economic development. Sustainability is an integrated concept in the strategic planning of most Oregon organizations and companies, but some are truly moving to the head of the pack. Governor Kitzhaber is continuing the Oregon Sustainability Awards to recognize those outstanding efforts.
The 2012 Oregon Sustainability Awards event will be hosted by the Oregon Sustainability Board and Business Oregon at a major conference in December. The details of the presentation will be provided soon.
Any private, public or non-profit organization is eligible to apply. Awards will be given based on merit, but organizations may be grouped by size and/or type in order to make comparing applicants more efficient and appropriate. Winners will show a commitment to sustainability that goes beyond compliance with regulatory requirements. Winners will be innovators in their fields and show that becoming more sustainable is not in conflict with achieving the organization's core mission, whatever that may be.
In 2010, awards were given to organizations in each of three groups: small businesses, large businesses and government/non-profits. It is likely, but not guaranteed, that the 2012 awards will be given out in the same format as 2010, but a review of past winners should provide a relatively good sense of what is expected to be a winner. Information on past Sustainability Award winners is available on oregon.gov. The Sustainability Board will decide after reviewing the 2012 applications if the breakdown of the awards will be the same or different than last year's approach.
A review panel will perform an initial review of applications received and will decide if further information is required of any applicants. If more information is needed, applicants will be contacted by Business Oregon. If not, the review panel will make recommendations to the Sustainability Board. The board will review the applications and recommendations and make a final decision on awardees. Business Oregon will then contact all applicants to inform them of the decision on their applications. The review process should take approximately two months. Business Oregon will contact applicants after the review process is completed. Applicants should expect a response approximately two months after the application deadline.
Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 17, 2012. Applicants should expect a response approximately two months after the August 17 deadline.
Mark Brady, Clean Tech Strategist
Oregon is a unique balance of geographic beauty and modern technological development and is well known for an accepting, active culture with a vibrant arts community.