Tumblr By CBN 0 LinkedIn 2018 Sustainability Award Winners Recognized (Photo courtesy of The Environmental Center)The 2018 Sustainability Awards were announced by The Environmental Center on November 15 at a celebration at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon. The Environmental Center received 13 nominations and the winners were selected by a community review committee.“Sustainability is a big, complex topic,” said Mike Riley, Executive Director. “Achieving it requires patience and perseverance in the face of often daunting obstacles. Our Sustainability Awards celebrate the citizens, businesses, and organizations in our community that are dedicated to overcoming these challenges and making sustainability real in Central Oregon.”The Environmental Center presented six awards:Local Food Catalyst – Nicolle Timm-Branch and Central Oregon LocavoreLocal Food Innovator – Volcano VeggiesBusiness – Wanderlust ToursCreative Re-Cycling – Bend VeloOrganization – Bend Science StationExemplar – Bethlehem InnA 13-member committee reviewed the nominations and selected the final winners. The committee members were: Allen Engle, Environmental Center Board; Becca Gilbert, Environmental Center staff; Cassie Lacy, City of Bend; Don O’Brien, Environmental Center Board; Indigo Teiwes, Hydro Flask; Jennifer Letz, Environmental Center Board; Karen Kassy, former Sustainability Awards winner; Kendra Hamerly, GreenSavers; Lauren Williams, Environmental Center staff; Mike Riley, Environmental Center staff; Serena Dietrich, Deschutes Brewery; Tom Elliott, Environmental Center Board; and Tom Rowley, Business Oregon. This year’s awards were designed and created by local artist Pete Servine of NW Modern Design.The nominees were scored on the basis of their leadership, innovation, and operating practices with regards to sustainability, as well as their community involvement and promotion of social equity.The 2018 Sustainability Awards are sponsored by Worthy Brewing. on November 20, 2018 E-Headlines Google+ Facebook Pinterest Email Twitter Share.