Nominate Projects, Partnerships and People

  • February 24, 2021
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  • Mike Harley

“Nominate a project or person who inspires you!” You may have read a version of these words as we work together to let people know about our annual Awards program. Why now when everyone is so consumed with the day-to-day of pandemic life? Why now is due to people and partnerships continuing extraordinary work in trying times. Why now is inspiration for others. Why now is to showcase leadership which will carry us to the end of the global pandemic into a world which will certainly be different.  

We focus much of our work on transformation. Sometimes a small shift in our practice yields extraordinary resultsI ask you to consider if you have been a part of or witness to such work and take some time to submit a nomination application. You may nominate yourself, your partnership, or another individual or partnership. The requirements are identified in each nomination category and the work must have been completed after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2021. No fee is required for the nomination. 

If my brief comments aren’t convincing, I will share a thoughts from others. 

Jon Smieja, Andersen Corporation, sponsor, “When I was younger, I only wish I had the courage and drive to tackle the challenges these young people are tackling now. Andersen Corporation is so proud to sponsor the Courageous Innovator award this year.” 

“This award has been a great opportunity for the community to showcase our long-standing commitment to sustainability,” Steve Albrecht, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, 2020 Large Scale Impact award winners. 

Joey Vossen, board member, Environmental Initiative, “Relationships are the cornerstone of these awards.” 

“The more we learn about each other’s work and projects, the more we can learn about collaboration and intersection,” Erin Niehoff, project manager, Environmental Initiative. 

Bridget Rathsack, program manager, Environmental Initiative, “A great way to meet new people and see new ways of working.” 

“Please join us online in May!” Ellen Gibson, impact officer, Environmental Initiative. 

We look forward to receiving your nominations. 

Inspired by you, 

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Mike Harley