July 26, Albuquerque


A new event, presented by New Mexico Business Weekly and the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, will take place on July 26 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Albuquerque. A variety of enterprises that help preserve land, air, water and ways of life that make New Mexico a desirable place to live and work will be honored at the Sustainable Business Summit Awards luncheon.


Award categories recognize sustainable buildings, businesses, leaders, products/services and workplaces. Nominations were solicited from the public. Over 100 nominations were received. Nominees were asked to fill out an application and submit a letter of reference for the judging process. The nominees were evaluated by a panel of experts in the field on their commitment to sustainability and the impact of their efforts. Judges included Carrie Christopher of Concept Green, Mary Clark of the University of New Mexico Office of Sustainability, Dale R. Deckker of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Clifford Ho, Ph.D., of Sandia National Laboratories, Kim Hooker of Studio Southwest Architects, Inc., and David Hughes of Affordable Solar Group.


The award-winners include Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm; Hotel Andaluz, a highly-lauded historic green hotel; Mark Choyt of Reflective Images, Inc., who has worked to make the jewelry industry’s sourcing of metals more responsible; Social Enterprise Associates, a certified B Corporation, which is a rigorous corporate standard for social responsibility.


Other honorees – Sustainable Building: The Hartman + Majewski Design Group; New Mexico Highlands University; REDW LLC; WESST Enterprise Center; Sustainable Business: Adelante Development Center; Dapwood Furniture Company; Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico; Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company; Sustainable Leadership: John Brown, Browncastle Ranch Inc./Bradbury Stamm Construction; William M. Brown, Sage West Consultants; Jack McGowan, Energy Control, Inc.; Sustainable Product/Service: Environmental Dynamics, Inc.; Get A Grip Resurfacing, Inc.; Roofcare; Skarsgard Farms; Sustainable Workplace: ARCA


For more information, visit: www.nmgreenchamber.com




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