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Reuters – San Jose Wins Siemens Sustainable Community Award. San Jose in California's Silicon Valley, Raleigh, N.C., and the Kansas town of Greensburg — cities large and small that are recasting themselves as green building and eco-innovation hotspots — have received Siemens Sustainable Community Awards
Triangle Business Journal — Raleigh Lauded as Most Sustainable. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has tapped Raleigh as the nation’s most “sustainable” mid-size community. Mayor Charles Meeker announced the honor on Wednesday.
Hutchison News — Living the Green Limelight. Having just picked up the "Global Green City" award at the United Nations in New York last week, Bob Dixson arrived in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon to attend a two-day U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting where the city again was recognized.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — Pittsburgh a Finalist for National Sustainability Award. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said today that the city is one of nine finalists for the 2011 Siemens Sustainable Community Award for mid-size communities.
Philadelphia Tribune — National Honors for City's Sustainable Development. "We're honored that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Siemens recognize the great strides Philadelphia has made during our first year of implementing Greenworks," said Mayor Michael Nutter.
Grand Rapids Press – Grand Rapids Named Most Sustainable City. Despite Michigan’s manufacturing decline, Grand Rapids is retooling by cleaning up contaminated former industrial sites and advancing a multi-organizational community-wide agreement on how to achieve sustainable development and promote local business in the city.
WHO-TV (Iowa) – Newton Honored. Newton received the award for bouncing back after the closure of Maytag and bringing in alternative energy industries.
National League of Cities – Three Cities Receive Siemens Sustainable Community Awards. Sponsored by NLC Corporate Partner Siemens Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center, the awards were presented May 13 at the latter’s National Conference on Corporate Community Investment in Houston.
Denver Business Journal – Denver Honored by U.S. Chamber for 'Greenprint Denver' Sustainability Drive. "As we strive to create a sustainable future for the Denver community that protects the air we breathe and the water our children drink, the Siemens Sustainability Award is a welcome acknowledgement of our efforts to date," [Denver Mayor] Hickenlooper said.
News & Observer – Keen to Be Green? But How to Do It. They want to design buildings that use less energy, teach employees to save water and reduce waste. Those were a few of the hopes some of the Triangle's largest employers articulated at a conference Tuesday.
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