Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sustainability Leadership Award Goes to The Kendeda Fund for 2013

Southface, a nonprofit leader in the promotion of sustainable homes, workplaces and communities, presented their 2013 Argon Award for unique achievement and leadership in sustainability to The Kendeda Fund.

The Kendeda Fund widely promotes sustainable and efficient practices, through a number of channels including pulpit-based messaging, community involvement and higher education arenas. The Fund has contributed over $400 million to organizations that promote sustainability, social equity, human achievement.

The Kendeda Fund is a sustainability leader in Atlanta, they support a wide variety of environmental initiatives, including: Trees Atlanta, Park Pride, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Nature Center, The Atlanta BeltLine, The Nature Conservancy, Piedmont Park Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, Southface, The Atlanta Botanical Garden and many others.

The Fund is also supporting environmental programs including Sustainable Atlanta’s new web portal, lookupatl.org and the Grants to Green program of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

The award was presented on September 25 in Atlanta during Southface’s 15th annual Visionary Dinner which served locally sourced whole foods and was attended by more than 400 sustainability and business professionals, The Visionary Dinner raises awareness and funding for Southface’s continued work in sustainable community development, high-performance affordable housing, green jobs training, clean energy and green building.

The keynote speaker at this year's dinner was Bridgett Luther, president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

© 2013, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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