Friday, January 11, 2013

Vote in the 2013 SustainIt Awards

Local magazine gives out green accolades


Winners of SustainIt Awards receive this certificate proclaiming their success.

Do you know of a business in the valley that goes above and beyond in its efforts to protect and enhance the environment? Is there a person you admire for his or her unwavering dedication to driving the Wood River Valley community toward true sustainability? If so, vote in the 2013 SustainIt Awards, launched this week.

The SustainIt Awards were developed by Habitat magazine in 2012 to recognize the impressive efforts within the community to create a greener, cleaner, more sustainable Wood River Valley. The awards are voted on by the public, making the accolade all the more meaningful to the recipients.

Habitat is a home and garden magazine focused on helping its readers move toward a sustainable lifestyle for the benefit of both the planet and the community. It is published annually by Express Publishing, owners of the Idaho Mountain Express newspaper.

The categories in this year’s SustainIt Awards are:

  1. Favorite Green Business: This recognizes a business that has strived to make its practices as environmentally friendly as possible.
  2. Favorite Locally Made Product (edible): Celebrating a food product made in the Wood River Valley.
  3. Favorite Locally Made Product (nonedible): Acknowledging the craftsmanship of a product made in or around Blaine County.
  4. Favorite Green Service Provider: Recognizing a company that helps citizens be more sustainable in their daily life.
  5. Favorite Green Advocate (person): Giving kudos to a person whose passion for helping the planet is inspiring.
  6. Favorite Green Advocate (business): A tip of the hat to a local business/organization that exists to help make the valley a happier, healthier place.

Voting is now open online at Voting closes Friday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. Winners will be revealed in the 2013 issue of Habitat, published in March. To read about last year’s winners, go to

Vote here

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